Add and manage images
In the following section we’ll explain how to upload and manage your image assets, as well as how to add them to your Moqups projects.
Upload and Add Images to the Library
Images can be uploaded to the Library or added directly to a page from an external source.
Moqups allows you to work with four image formats: JPEG, PNG, GIF, and SVG.
When you upload images, they’re added to either the Team images or Project images section of the Image Library, depending on which section you have previously selected. The Image Library will be empty until you upload your own images.
To open the Image Library, navigate to the Left Sidebar and click on the Images Tab. The tab will turn blue, and will open the Images Panel.
The dropdown menu at the top of the panel will allow you to select either the Team images or Project images library and, to the right of the dropdown, you can switch between Grid View and Tree View.
Once you’ve selected either the Team images or Project images library from the dropdown, there are three ways to upload images to the library:
- Click on the Upload images button at the top of the Images Panel and select one or more images from your computer.
- Drag & Drop images from your computer onto the Images Tab, the Images Panel, or directly onto the page itself.
- Drag & Drop or Copy & Paste images directly onto the page and they’ll be added to the library.
Add Images Directly to a Page
You can add images directly to the page from an external source (i.e. outside of the Image Library itself) by using either copy-paste or drag-and-drop.
To avoid cluttering the library when you’re brainstorming, images added to the page in this way are not automatically added to your library.
If you want to save an image from the Page to the Image Library:
- Choose Team images or Project images from the dropdown
- Select the image, right click to open the Context Menu
- Choose Add to library
Move Images Between Libraries
To move images between your Team images and Project images libraries, just select the images you wish to relocate, and then click the Move to option from either the right-click Context Menu or the More options menu:
To search for a Image, first select either Team images or Project images, and then use the Search input at the top of the Images Panel. The search works for images within folders as well.
View, Rename, and Manage Image Assets
The Image Library is divided into two separate sections:
- Team Images: Images accessible to the Team for all their Projects
- Project Images: Images specific to the Project at hand
The Team category allows you to upload and share commonly used assets – like logos and branded assets – with the rest of your team, and across all your projects. The Project category helps your team streamline their workflow by acting as a repository for images relevant only to a specific project.
Viewing Images in the Library
At the top-right of the Image Panel, you can switch between Grid View and Tree View.
- Grid View makes it easy to performs a quick visual scan of your uploaded images.
- Tree View gives you an instant birds-eye view of your assets – and is especially useful if you have organized images into nested folders.
Hover over an image in either Grid or Tree view to reveal a pop-up thumbnail with the Image details: name, format, dimensions, file size, and the Moqups identity of both the image uploader and owner.
Rename an Image or Folder
In the Image Library you can rename images and folders in two ways:
- Right-click on the selected image or folder, and choose Rename from the Context Menu
- Choose Rename from the More actions menu at the top of the Image Panel
Folders and Nesting
To help manage your image assets, you can organize them into folders. To add images to folders, or to nest folders within one another, just drag and drop.
To create a new empty folder:
- Click the Create a new folder button in the Library toolbar
- Choose the New Folder option in the More options menu in the Library toolbar
To create a folder containing a selected image or group of images:
- Choose the New folder with selection option from the More options menu in the Library toolbar
- Choose New Folder with selection from the right-click Context Menu
To remove an asset from a folder:
- Switch to Tree View
- Drag the selected asset out of the folder, and drop once the library-wide blue outline appears.
Add Images to a Page
From the Images Panel, you can add any image or selection of images to a page. Or, you can choose to create a new page from that selection:
To add an image to a page:
- Drag and drop the image to a specific place on the page
- Click on the image name to have it appear in the top-left corner of the page
To create a new page from a selection:
- Right-click on your selected image(s), and choose Create page from selection from the Context Menu options
- Choose Create page from selection from the More options menu in the Library toolbar
As the complexity of your project grows, renaming your images on the page, as objects, will help keep your project organized – and make it easy to identify, and distinguish between other objects on the page.
You can rename any object on the page in two ways:
- At the top of the Format Panel, you’ll find the object’s name in blue text; just click on the text to rename.
- In the Outline Panel, double-click on the object name and type in a new one.
In a later article, we’ll explain how to use the Outline Panel to Group and Organize your stencils quickly and effectively.
You can only duplicate images once they’ve been added to a page.
There are two ways to duplicate an image on the page:
- While holding down Alt/Option, click and drag a duplicate away from the original
- Ctrl/Cmd + D creates a duplicate on the page
If you want to quickly share image assets, you can download individual images – or image folders – directly from the Library. There are two ways to download images and folders:
- Right-click on selected images or folders, and choose Download from the Context Menu
- Choose the Download option from the More options menu in the Library toolbar
There are three ways to delete selected images or folders:
- Click on the Trash icon at the top of the Image Panel
- Choose Delete from the More actions menu at the top of the Image Panel
- Right-click and choose Delete from the Context Menu