You can import Images into MAXQDA, as described here:
- by clicking the Import Documents icon in the “Documents System”, or
- by clicking on the Images icon on the Import tab.
Working with images
When working with images, there are a few special aspects to consider that are described in this section.
Saving image documents outside MAXQDA projects
Normally all image documents of less than 5 MB are saved directly in the MAXQDA project. Image documents larger than 5 MB are not saved directly in the project, but rather in the folder for external files, and only a reference referring to the externally saved file is generated. You can customize the maximum file size as well as the location for externally saved files via the MAXQDA preferences, which you can access by clicking on the gear symbol in the top right of your window.
Coding image segments
In image documents, borders can be drawn around the selected area with the mouse which can be subsequently coded like text segments, meaning they can be dragged and dropped into a code. With the Complex Coding Query and Code Relations Browser, the “Near” function for image segments always returns a result of 0.
Rotating and zooming into images
As soon as an image document is displayed in the “Document Browser“, several icons for viewing the image will appear in the toolbar. You can zoom in or out of the image as well as rotate it clockwise (images imported from digital cameras and mobile phones should automatically be correctly rotated by MAXQDA provided the correct information has been saved in the image).