Drag and drop an image file (JPEG or PNG)


1. Overview

This article shows you how to add your own images to Dundas BI using simple drag-and-drop operations, plus other options.

For example, you can add images for styling or branding purposes, like your own icons or company logo. Dundas BI supports JPEG, PNG, and other common image file formats.

Related video: Dashboard Components

2. Drag an image file to the Explore window

When you are creating or editing a metric set, or a view such as a dashboard, you can add images to Dundas BI via the Explore window.

Locate your image file in Windows Explorer or Finder.

Drag the image file and drop it over the Explore window in Dundas BI.

Drag image file to the Explore window
Drag image file to the Explore window

The image file is automatically imported into Dundas BI under the Images folder in the Explore window.

Image file is added to the Images folder
Image file is added to the Images folder

SVG files are imported to the Diagrams folder by default, for use with a diagram visualization. To use an SVG file as an image instead, upload it directly into the Images folder as shown next.

3. Browse to upload an image

You can also browse for your file through a dialog as an alternative to dragging and dropping your image.

When editing a metric set or view in Dundas BI, open the Explore window.

Right-click (or long-tap) the Images folder, then choose Upload File.

Images folder context menu
Images folder context menu

In the Upload File dialog, click the Browse... button to locate your image file from your computer or device.

Upload File dialog
Upload File dialog

You can click to change the Location within your Images folder where the file will be uploaded. To create a new subfolder, right-click a folder, choose New Folder, then type a name.

Click the Submit button at the bottom of the dialog to upload your image.

4. Drag an image to the canvas

There are multiple ways you can drag and drop your image to make use of it on your dashboard or other view. First, make sure you are in Edit mode.

To use an image that you already uploaded, drag it from the Images folder in the Explore window to the dashboard canvas.

Drag image to dashboard canvas
Drag image to dashboard canvas

If you add an Image component to your view from the toolbar first, you can also set the image by dragging it from the Images folder in the Explore window and dropping it onto the existing image component on the canvas.

Add an image component
Add an image component

Finally, you can also drag an image file from your computer and drop it directly onto the dashboard canvas instead of onto the Explore window. The image file will also be added to the Images folder in the Explore window automatically, and an Image component will appear on the canvas displaying your image.

5. Using an uploaded image

Once added to Dundas BI, images can be used in many ways besides in an Image component if you have access to the Properties window. Almost every component, visualization, and filter has properties that can optionally be set to use an image as a background, fill color, and more.

In the Properties window, click the triangular expand button next to the property.

Look for a Brush option, and click to change it to Image.

Changing a property's brush type to Image
Changing a property's brush type to Image

Next, you can click Select Image and choose which image to use from the Open dialog. To upload a new image from here, right-click the Images folder and choose Upload File.

You can download an image file that was previously uploaded to Dundas BI by right-clicking it and choosing Download File.

6. See also


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