Online application for editing and playing pictographic communication boards
Open the picto4me editor                                                    Open the picto4me player      

Click the GO button to start creating your first communication board.

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Quickly search, add and get

posted Aug 25, 2015, 11:57 AM by Marco Aurelio Zoqui

It has never been so easy to upload your image files into your private library.

The search box now displays a big container where your files can be dragged to. They will be automatically uploaded to your private library.
Some rules to be followed when uploading an image:
- File size can´t be bigger than 500kb
- File must be a jpg or png format

Importing straight from the web.
You may prefer to paste the image URL directly in the search bar. However, there will be images that would not rendered by the editor and a question mark will be displayed instead. To remove it, just click on the trashcan icon, as usual.

Integrated WEBCAM
The webcam was integrated to the search box, so you can get all images from a single place.
We will be soon upgrading the main picture library with plenty of new images and features.

We also upgrade to the latest Google Storage APIs - so you should get a faster upload and download operations

Hope that new features are useful for you. 

If you have any questions or comments about picto4me, please drop us a line.

File API Service Turndown

posted Jul 28, 2015, 5:04 AM by Marco Aurelio Zoqui

The email below has been sent to all listed picto4me users:
Dear friends,

You are receiving this email because you are listed as a picto4me user the free web application for editing and playing communication boards. 

Picto4me is hosted by Google App Engine and stores project files in the user Google Drive account. Images and Audio files are stored in the format of Blob files in the App engine itself. Because Google will turned off Files API soon, you may experience errors when trying to store private media files. 

We apologize without reservation,

Hope to see you all soon again,

Your friends at Picto4me

July 21, 2015
files_api will be depreciated

Yes or No?

posted Jul 28, 2014, 10:47 AM by Marco Aurelio Zoqui

Picto4me version 1.22 has been release and some of the new features as described below:
  1. Image overlay - Apply YES/NO transparent overlay in your cell.
    More options will be added soon. 

  2. Single cell resize - you will be able to resize a figure individually or all at once. Just select one of the the filled cell image to start resizing it.

  3. Drag-and-drop target cell indicator - when draging one image to another cell, it displays now a border indicating the destination cell.

  4. Image loading indicator - while loading an image for the first time.

Single Image Resize and Yes/No layers
Resize and overlaying

Project language and Voice selection

posted Mar 5, 2014, 5:21 AM by Marco Aurelio Zoqui

It is now possible to set the language for searching images and the voice of pre-recorded sentences of your board (description of images and phrases in the two-level keyboard) 

Just click on the File and Settings menus and then select one of the available languages​​: English, Portuguese (Brazil) and Spanish and voice (male or female) 

Changes made in the project are valid only for the current project. It does not change settings of your Google account nor picto4me interface (text buttons and menus). 

Project language and voice are used for image search and synthesizes voice only. 

Picto4me interface (text on menus and buttons) changes are still being made on the Google page: 

Audible feedback in two-level keyboard

posted Mar 5, 2014, 4:57 AM by Marco Aurelio Zoqui   [ updated Mar 5, 2014, 4:58 AM ]

The new interface of the virtual keyboard of two levels provides a better use for individuals with low vision. 

The keyboard has been expanded and audible feedback on the selection of keys was added. 

During automatic scan or manual selection different sounds will be played: 

Screen with group of characters (first level): 
  • Tick ​​the first option tonic 
  • Simple tick in the group of letters 
  • Tick ​​acute in the action group (space, reproduce, return) 
Key with individual characters (second level): 
  • Name of the letter is spoken

Startup board thumbnail

posted Nov 20, 2013, 3:09 AM by Marco Aurelio Zoqui

Picto4me Editor stores now the startup board image (thumbnail). 

Startup board thumbnail

Automatic saving will not replace your current startup thumbnail. If you want to replace your current startup image, just open your project file in the editor, click on the file name and then on the save button.

The image will be displayed beside the project name when launching the Picto4Me player app.

We speak PDF

posted Oct 19, 2013, 8:24 AM by Marco Aurelio Zoqui   [ updated Oct 23, 2013, 3:00 AM ]

Good news for those users who awaited improvements in the accuracy of printed boards .

Support for PDF files was introduced in the latest picto4me editor version (1.10).

Just select the board you want to print and choose the menu option File> Download as PDF

Goodbye APPLY button

Among other improvements Version 1.10 brings is real-time change the number of columns, rows, and cell size . The APPLY button , previously used no longer exists - The board is automatically updated as you change any of its property (Title , number of columns , rows or size ).

The dialog shows the maximum number of columns and rows for pdf file generation.

Insert an image directly from your url

Navigating through Google Images, you found that cool image that picto4me has not displayed?
No problem, just enter the url of your nice image and press ENTER - That´s it, the image can now be inserted in your communication board.

A new way to search for pictos

posted Sep 20, 2013, 6:00 AM by Marco Aurelio Zoqui   [ updated Sep 30, 2013, 11:06 AM ]

Starting from 1.7, a powerful and yet simple interface provide all search  functionalities in common dialog:
  • Image source filters - you can now filter the sources you would like to search - ARASAAC, Mulberry, OCHA, SCLERA and web search
  • User library (saved images) - it is now easy to save new images in your personal library
  • Quickly Upload - upload audio and image files with a click - you can also  drag and drop them to start uploading.
  • Simple audio recording - select the image, click on the REC button, and say Hello.
  • Webcam - Take snapshots with your web cam.
  • Upload status - you can now see the progress of your file uploading.
  • Infinite Scroll - wants more pictos from the web? Just keep scrolling down.
  • Edit now - the pixlr editor can be triggered for any picto

Picto4me and Pixrl Edit your pictograms on-line

posted Aug 27, 2013, 3:05 PM by Marco Aurelio Zoqui   [ updated Aug 27, 2013, 4:27 PM ]

Pixrl, the powerful Autodesk online image editor was integrated with Picto4me. Now you can freely modify your photos and pictograms. The modified images are stored in your personal library, where you can add recorded audio or synthesized audio (text to speech). See some of the many features of Pixrl
  • Image rotation
  • Background
  • Merge photos with pictograms
  • Increase / decrease contrast and lighting Borders
  • Compositions
  • Paint
  • Deformation
  • Text

Speak from anywhere

posted Aug 22, 2013, 10:42 AM by Marco Aurelio Zoqui   [ updated Aug 22, 2013, 10:47 AM ]

You can now assign a description to any pictogram present in your boards. 
The pictogram description is not displayed on the board as pictogram title is. The content of this field will be converted in audio and read while playing the board.

Previously was already possible to assign a TTS (text to speech)  audio file to a pictogram, but only after copying the pictogram to your user library. Starting from version 1.4 you don´t need anymore to copy the public pictogram to your personal library to give it voice, you just type the description, to click on the speaker icon  (or press enter), and you will give voice to the pictogram.

Simple steps:
  1. Click on the pictogram
  2. Type the description you want to speak
  3. Click on the speaker icon or press enter
picto editor

Pictogram description

Descriptions are not displayed or printed, but converted to an audio file that will be played back while on player mode.

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