Balsamiq Community Discussion

Feature request: splitting an image

I oftern use Mockups to copy old screens and draw new sections in them. The only thing is, I have to use copy multiple screenshots with multiple page parts in order to be able to make space inside the image for the new stuff. When I forget I have to place an item in a specific space, I often need to retake screenshots.

I’d like to be able to select a picture and split it on the fly…

Oh, writing helped me think. There is another way to do so, not my favorite one, but it should work for now: copy the image, then crop both copies to make 2 halves.

Hey @emilie,

This is a good idea, and while we don’t have a split option, you can split images using the crop feature.

I made a quick video demoing that. But the basic workflow is:

  1. Add an image to the canvas
  2. Make it a group and select “Crop” from the inspector
  3. Crop the image size
  4. Add the same image to the canvas (or duplicate the existing image)
  5. Repeat steps 1-3

Here is a video of that process

Let me know if you have any questions, my friend.