You can convert an image of a journey map exported from another tool or simply use a screenshot. You can easily bring a journey map from another source such as Mural, Lucidspark, Powerpoint, Visio and so on.
- Export a clean image or screenshot
- Import and select areas of interest
- Organize lanes and step content
- Choose lane type and name
- Confirm import and open your journey map
Here are the steps to go through to import an image:
Export a clean image or screenshot
The sticky notes in the image will be automatically detected.
If your image has a lot of “noise“ (for example it has a template with lots of text behind it) you will have to do more work manually.
In many tools it is quite easy to create a copy with only the text and images you want to end up in Smaply before you export it or take a screenshot.
Import and select areas of interest
Select the image that you'd like to import.
Image format: maximum size of photo 3.5 MB, format type JPG, PNG
Before continuing, select the areas of the image that should become steps. The areas we have automatically selected will be highlighted. If we haven't managed to understand your image perfectly, you need to manually select and deselect the areas of interest. See the section above about how to make this less onerous.
- Changing the switch “Text detection mode“ will flip between detecting all text in the image to just the sticky notes
- Click anywhere to select an area
- Drag to select multiple items
- Select and press the delete key or button to remove an areas
Organize lanes and step content
Once you have brought items into Smaply, if you need to you can make changes to each step and organize into the structure that you’d like in your journey map.
On the canvas you can:
change note color
rearrange steps and lane order
add and delete lane steps
Choose lane type and name
As a final step, you will get a preview of what the journey map will look like in the Smaply journey editor.
You can also:
- select a lane to be a title lane; or
- give each lane a name
Confirm import and open your journey map
Now you can collaborate with your team on the journey map in the standard Smaply interface.