Mapping Strings to Screenshots

Map strings to screenshots you upload so translators can see the screenshots as they're translating.

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๐Ÿ“ Note: Screenshots feature is only available on the Growth plan and up.

Once youโ€™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.

Mapping Strings To Screenshots Via Project's Settings

  1. Select the project you want to map strings for

  2. Click on Screenshots

  3. Hover over a screenshot and click Map strings.

  4. Once you're done, hit Save at the top right to save your mappings. To return 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 and then clicking on the file name of the current screenshot. A dropdown will appear; you can select or search for another screenshot to tag strings there.

Mapping Strings To Screenshots Via Web Editor

Navigate to the Transifex Web Editor and locate the string(s) you wish to map to screenshots. Utilize the filters provided to swiftly identify strings where screenshots are already present. Upon locating the desired string, hover over the associated screenshot and click the pencil icon. This action will launch the screenshot in a new tab, enabling you to establish the desired mappings.

Screenshot mapping via the editor

๐Ÿ“ Note: To automate this process, you can map and unmap strings to screenshots through our API (available on the Growth and Enterprise Plus plan).

Mapping Strings Via Transifex UI

1. The default way is to use 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.


๐Ÿ“ Note: You can search by source text or string's key. When you search by key, please remember that the system searches for exact matches, and the search is case-insensitive.

The maximum number of strings displayed while typing a source text is 40. So, if you can't find what you are looking for, you can use the second alternative option described below.

2. The second way to map strings is by picking a string from a strings list.


๐Ÿ“ Note: This option provides a broader range of string results and might be easier to work with and find the strings you are looking for. The total number of mapped strings shown above refers to the number of different strings mapped to the screenshots. If the same string is mapped to the same screenshot multiple times, it will be counted only once.

You can then hover over a corner of the text box to resize it.



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