Storyboards visually represent the sequence of steps through icons, photos of real-life situations or enacted situations, screenshots of interfaces, or just quick scribbles visualizing specific situations. Visuals for each step help not only to understand the context of each situation, but also allows a comprehensive overview of the whole journey and quicker navigation. Often, step titles and a quick storyboard is all you need to create a journey map that is comprehensive and engaging.
How to add images
Upload your own images
You can always upload your own images – photos, sketches, screenshots, anything that helps you to illustrate a specific moment. Simply drag and drop the images into the image gallery.
Using Smaply's storyboard images (Black/White and Color)
These images help you illustrate the steps of the customer journey. They come from the labs of our skilled design-team and are available in black & white and in color.
Do you miss any specific image on the image gallery? Drop us a line, we're constantly adding new images and we're happy to consider your suggestion.
Icons & Pictograms
In the image gallery you find another menu point – Icons & Pictograms. There you can simply start your search by typing what image you’d like to search for, e.g. “customer”. Then just pick the symbol you like most and choose an icon and background color. These images come from "The Noun Project", which is a curated collection of symbols.
The galleries are available for Business and Enterprise plans, as well as in the trial.
Current projects and other projects
Here you can see the images used in the project, you are currently using.
In the section "Other projects", the images that were used in different projects are available.
Show original image vs. cropped images
You can either show cropped or uncropped images on your storyboard.
1. click on the cogwheel in upper left corner of the storyboard header
2. select "show original image"
If you toggle this option you are able to display images as they where uploaded and do not need to use the cropped version.