Choice and Flexibility
TapToTalk Designer lets you use pictures from various sources in your albums:
In TapToTalk Designer, you choose what word or phrase is associated with a picture. You decide the appropriate caption and description that you see with a particular image. With TapToTalk Designer, you also choose a word, phrase or sentence that will be "spoken" when the picture is tapped. Then choose the comfort of recording a real voice or the convenience of text-to-speech. You are in total control of the vocabulary, accent and language (more info).
Use the TapToTalk picture library top
TapToTalk Designer has a built-in library of over 2,600 pictures that you can use in your TapToTalk albums.
The categories are shown on the right. Click a category to see the pictures it contains.
Add the SymbolStix symbol library top
The distinctive SymbolStix stick-figure symbols are widely used in AAC, special education and literacy applications. You can add the SymbolStix library of over 12,000 symbols to TapToTalk Designer, and they are then instantly accessible for your albums. SymbolStix are a product of N2Y, Inc.
Add the Widgit Symbols library top
Widgit has been supporting people who struggle to communicate for over 30 years. You can add the Widgit Symbol Set of over 11,000 simply drawn and colorful symbols to TapToTalk Designer, and they are then instantly accessible for your albums. Widgit Symbols are a product of Widgit Software.
Add your own pictures and photos top
You can add your own pictures and photos to TapToTalk Designer. These are stored in your own TapToTalk user library. They can be up to 3mb in size. TapToTalk Designer supports these file formats and extensions: .jpg, .gif, .png and .bmp. For more information, see "Pictures" on the Help and Documentation page.
Note that when you import an image into TapToTalk Designer, the system optimizes it for fast display in your TapToTalk. The original image is not saved in TapToTalk. Do not delete it from your computer if you need it for other purposes.
Upload photos from your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad top
Use screen captures top
Anything you can see on your computer screen (or part of your screen) can be used as a picture in TapToTalk Designer. It does not matter what format it is in. This is done by doing a screen capture of a section of the screen and saving what you capture as a jpg or png file.
Here are instructions about how to do this.
Other picture resources top
These are some resources you can use to find other pictures you can add to your TapToTalk Designer user library:
AAC Picture Libraries
ASL and SE Symbols from Lesson Tutor – if your child uses sign language, you may want to use some of these images
Hetland Multimedia – these photographic images can be downloaded to your computer, then uploaded to TapToTalk Designer
"How it is" images – the pictures in this image vocabulary for children about feelings, rights and safety, personal care and sexuality, can be downloaded to your computer, then uploaded to TapToTalk Designer
Literacy Support Pictures – Slater Software's PixWriter library images can be downloaded to your computer, then uploaded to TapToTalk Designer
Axelia – The AAC images in this French library can be downloaded to your computer, then uploaded to TapToTalk Designer
ARASAAC – This AAC pictogram library can be downloaded in a zip file (there are versions for several languages), then individual images can uploaded to TapToTalk Designer
Image Search Engines
TapToTalk Picture Library