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Julia Bradley

Harness the power of pictures

February 15, 2023

For our support blog this week, we are continuing to explore the most asked questions that the Support Team receive from Clicker users. Today we are going to look at how you can make your own picture libraries available to use within Clicker for Windows/Mac.

Whether used as a visual stimulus, for talking points, or to aid understanding, pictures are a valuable tool for supporting literacy development, so…

Clicker’s ”Picturize: button enables you to instantly add pictures to cells in any Clicker Set, including Sentence Sets, Connect Sets, Word Banks, and to whole passages of text within a document. You can choose from over 4,500 Clicker curriculum pictures, but you may wish to incorporate your own images and photos too. Here’s how:

  1. Begin by creating a folder on your computer (choose somewhere it won’t be easily deleted).
    To create a folder, right-click and choose New and then Folder.

  2. Place all images you would like to be used in Picturize inside this folder. Make sure they are named after the word you would like them to represent.


  3. Inside Clicker 8, head to the top Options ribbon tab and then Pictures.

  4. Click the Picturize tab.

  5. Click the + icon in the bottom-right corner.

  6. Choose Browse, and then find the folder you created and click OK.

  7. Either leave the Label as it is or change it. This doesn’t affect anything, other than what it’s displayed as.

  8. You should now see the newly added folder in the Get pictures from: list. Click the folder and then click the harness-the-power-of-pictures-2 arrow to move it up the list.

The higher it is up the list, the more it is prioritized. For example, if CrickPix2 has an image for “dog” and you also have an image for “dog”, as long as your folder is higher up the list, your image will be used.

After following these steps, Picturize will automatically select the newly added pictures.  

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