Importing local Characters (PNG) into Storyline

Oct 31, 2023

NOTE: I'm in trial mode for Storyline 360. If the trial mode is limiting the Character import capability, please let me know. Otherwise....

I have not been able to find step-by-step instructions on how to import Characters in PNG format into Storyline 3 or 360 so they are available for selection at a later time for future projects.

All of my search results include a brief mention that we can import into the Media Library. I've tried, but I've only successfully imported from the "Images" UI. The "Import" option on the Characters tab of the Media Library initiates the Characters UI in Storyline 360 - of which I do not see anywhere to "Browse" to my folders with additional Characters for import. I can only select those from the subscription.

We have 12 different packs of Characters designed for Storyline 360 in zipped format with PNG files and the original Adobe Illustrator file.

I'm asking for step-by-step instructions on how to import my Character PNG files so that they show up in my Storyline 360 Characters list for selection and use.

Is this possible? I'm fairly new to Storyline. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

Dan H.

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Judy Nollet

The INSERT > Characters button is reserved for characters provided by Articulate as part of Content Library 360. 

To insert characters from another source, use the standard INSERT > Picture button.

Note: The Media Library holds the images and videos added to the current project. Here's more info: Storyline 360: Managing a Project’s Assets with the Media Library - E-Learning Heroes (