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TapToTalk Pictures
"That's the beauty of TapToTalk. My son stares blankly at PECS he's always had to use at school. Starting with the (TapToTalk) starter album, then adding real photos he recognizes from home and our voices, it was amazing to see him latch onto and initiate using!"—Heather Houston, Mom
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.

The SymbolStix library built into TapToTalk Designer may be added to you account with your initial purchase from the TapToTalk Store or added later at the TapToTalk Customer Store.

See samples of SymbolStix • Compare some pictures from TapToTalk and SymbolStix libraries

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.

The Widgit Symbols library built into TapToTalk Designer may be added to you account with your initial purchase from the TapToTalk Store or added later at the TapToTalk Customer Store.

See samples of Widgit Symbols • Compare some pictures from TapToTalk and Widgit libraries

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
You can easily upload photos from any iPhone, iPod touch or iPad directly to your TapToTalk Designer Picture Library with the TapToTalk Uploader App. The pictures are then available in Designer to add to your TapToTalk albums. You can choose pictures from one of your device's photo albums, or take a photo and immediately upload it.

  • Buy the TapToTalk Uploader App from the iTunes App Store–only $1.99
  • Use your TapToTalk Designer login credentials to upload photos from your device
  • You can also upload to someone else's Designer account if you have their login credentials
  • You do not need TapToTalk on your device to run TapToTalk Uploader

You'll find step-by-step instructions in Designer Help.

Note: the Uploader App requires iOS 4 or later.


"We run TapToTalk on an iPod touch. Since it has a camera we can take pictures constantly of items and activities that our son is doing. With this program upload is instant. Thank you!"
Faye Bareham, Parent
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

Categories
Actions-Emotions
Activities
Alphabet
Art
Awards
Baby
Beach
Body
Books
Buildings
Calendar
Circus-Magic
Clothing
Colors
Doors-Windows
Electronics-Apple
Electronics-Audio
Electronics-Computer
Electronics-Games
Electronics-Personal
Electronics-Video
Fiction
Food
Food-Bread
Food-Breakfast
Food-Dairy
Food-Drinks
Food-Drinks-Adult
Food-Fruit
Food-Ingredients
Food-Meat
Food-Nuts
Food-Pasta
Food-Pizza
Food-Sandwiches
Food-Seafood
Food-Snacks
Food-Soup
Food-Tableware
Food-Vegetables
Geography
Hardware
Holidays
Home-Bathroom
Home-Cleaning
Home-Furnishings
Home-Kitchen
Jobs
Locks-Keys
Luggage
Mail
Math
Medical
Money-Bank
Music-Instruments
Numbers
Office-Supplies
Party
People
Placeholder
School
Science
Shapes-Arrows
Sports
Starter-Album
Starter-Female
Starter-Spanish
Symbolstix-Samples
TapToTalk
Time
Toys-Games
Traffic
Travel-Air
Travel-Buses
Travel-Cars
Travel-Misc
Travel-Motorcycles
Travel-Nautical
Travel-Railroad
Travel-Space
Travel-Trucks
Weather
Widgit-Samples
Zoo-Aquatic
Zoo-Bears
Zoo-Birds
Zoo-Bugs
Zoo-Cats
Zoo-Dinosaurs
Zoo-Dogs
Zoo-Farm
Zoo-Misc
Zoo-Monkeys
Zoo-Reptiles
Zoo-Rodents
Zoo-Snakes