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MySQL Workbench Manual  /  ...  /  Adding Images to an EER Diagram Adding Images to an EER Diagram

To add images to an EER Diagram, use the Image tool on the vertical toolbar. Make sure that the EER Diagram tab is selected, then right-click the image icon on the vertical toolbar. The image icon is the icon just above the table icon.

Clicking the mouse on this icon changes the mouse pointer to an image pointer. You can also change the mouse pointer to an image pointer by pressing the I key.

Create an image by clicking anywhere on the EER Diagram canvas. This opens a file open dialog box. Select the desired image, then close the dialog box to create an image on the canvas. To revert to the default mouse pointer, click the arrow icon at the top of the vertical toolbar.

Right-clicking this object opens a pop-up menu with the following items:

  • Cut 'Image'

  • Copy 'Image'

  • Edit Image

  • Edit in New Window

  • Delete 'Image'

These menu items function in exactly the same way as they do for other objects on an EER diagram. However, images are not database objects so there is no confirmation dialog box when they are deleted.