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Mapping Strings to Screenshots


Visual Context, which lets you map strings to screenshots, is only available on the Advanced plan and up.

Once you’ve uploaded screenshots to your project, you can map strings from your files to each screenshot. These screenshots will then become visible to your translators inside the Editor. You can map strings through the web UI or our API.

To map strings to screenshots through the web UI: 

  • Select the project you want to map strings for.

  • Click on Context.

  • Hover over a screenshot and click Map strings.

  • There are two ways you can map strings. The first, which is the default, is with the marquee tool. Simply drag your cursor over a string on the screenshot. A search box will appear. Use the search box to look up the string you marked on the screenshot. Then click on the string in the search results to finish mapping it to the selected area.


    The second way to map strings is by picking it from a strings list. Click on the strings list icon on the right, search for a string, then drag it from the list onto the screenshot. You can then hover over a corner of the text box to resize it.


  • Hit Save in the top right to save your mappings. Or to go back to the last saved version of the current screenshot, click the Revert button.

You can navigate to the next screenshot by going to the submenu, then clicking on the file name of the current screenshot. A dropdown will appear and there you’ll be able to select or search for another screenshot to tag.

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To make this process more automated, you can also map and unmap strings to screenshots through our API (available on the Enterprise plan).