This solution extends the capabilities of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM with templates, samples and a library of vector stencils for drawing Picture Graphs.
A Picture Graph (image chart, pictorial chart) is the type of a bar graph, which represents data in various categories using pictures. Typically, each picture graph is used in a certain area for the best visual impact. In the field of economics and finance, you can use a picture graph with columns in the form of coins, while for population comparison statistics you can use a chart with columns in the form of mannequins.
There are a few samples that you see on this page which were created in the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM application by using the Basic Picture Graphs solution.
Some of the solution's capabilities as well as the professional results which you can achieve are all demonstrated here on this page.
All source documents are vector graphic documents which are always available for modifying, reviewing and/or
converting to many different formats, such as MS PowerPoint, PDF file, MS Visio, and many
other graphic ones from the ConceptDraw Solution Park or ConceptDraw STORE. The Basic Picture Graphs solution is available to all
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM users to get installed and used while working in the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and drawing software.
Example 1: Total Value of Manufacturers Shipments
This example was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Basic Picture Graphs Library from the Basic Picture Graphs Solution. An experienced user spent 5 minutes creating this sample.
There are many cases in which you could use a set of graphs and charts. In this case, we recommend finding a style and color palette that suites each type of chart you use and use it for the whole set. This will help to make your visual story clear and solid.
Example 2: Basic Picture Graph — Population Growth by Continent, 2010-2013
This example was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Basic Picture Graphs Library from the Basic Picture Graphs Solution. An experienced user spent 15 minutes creating this sample.
Using picture graphs for presentations allows you to strengthen your messaage with illustrations. Using the world map as a background in this example implies to the audience that the represented statistics apply all over the world.
Example 3: A Graph to Show the Increse in Subscibers on YouTube to Anonymous Videos
This example was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Basic Picture Graphs Library from the Basic Picture Graphs Solution. An experienced user spent 3 minutes creating this sample.
There are many cases when you have just some numbers to show and compare. This is not a reason to not use visual tools. You can produce a simple picture graph using memorable symbols to get the best visual presentation.
Example 4: Top 10 Countries by Military Expenditure PPP
This example was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Basic Picture Graphs Library from the Basic Picture Graphs Solution. An experienced user spent 7 minutes creating this sample.
Using specific symbols instead of regular colored bars makes picture graphs a much more descriptive tool. You can use tools from an existing library or find appropriate clipart in ConceptDraw’s collection.
What I Need to Get Started
Both ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and drawing software and the Basic Picture Graphs solution can help creating the
numerical data you need. The Basic Picture Graphs solution can be found in the Graphs and Charts area of ConceptDraw STORE application that can be downloaded from this site.
Make sure that both ConceptDraw DIAGRAM and ConceptDraw STORE applications are installed on your computer before you get started.
How to install
After ConceptDraw STORE and ConceptDraw DIAGRAM are downloaded and installed, you can install the Basic Picture Graphs solution from the ConceptDraw STORE.
To make sure that you are doing it all right, use the pre-designed symbols from the stencil libraries from the solution to make your drawings look smart and professional. Also, the pre-made examples from this solution can be used as drafts so your own drawings can be based on them. Using the samples, you can always change their structures, colors and data.