Add images as visual context

Discover how to provide context to linguists in Smartcat by attaching screenshots or images to segments, a feature that helps ensure accurate localization of games and apps by clarifying the purpose of short text segments.

Giving a linguist as much context as possible is especially important when localizing games and apps and in cases, segments might contain only a word or two, so the context is harder to grasp and the same text within repetitions might have to be translated differently depending on the position in the user interface.

Therefore, without additional information, the linguist cannot tell whether the text belongs to a button, a tooltip, the name of a column in a table, and so on.

This is why there is a feature in Smartcat that allows linguists to attach screenshots and images to segments.

Adding an image

1. Select a segment in the Editor, then press the button with the camera icon on the toolbar.

2. Upload the file or add a link to the image in the dialog box*.

*If you don't see the button on the toolbar, let us know, and we will enable the feature for you.


1. You can add either a link to an image stored in an external location in the comment to a segment (.jpg or.png).

2. You can or add links to images to the source file. This method works for special localization formats, such as.resx, .po and .strings. To upload a screenshot, you need to add a link to the image in the comment to the line in the source file. When uploading the file, Smartcat automatically recognizes all the images and uploads them.

Viewing added images

Segments to which screenshots have been attached are marked with the camera icon. Click on it to see the screenshot.