How To: Import an image as a style in ArcGIS Pro


In ArcGIS Pro, features are symbolized using the default Esri symbol sets. If custom symbology is required, it is possible to import an image as a picture marker symbol under the Style option and use the image as a style in the map.


The following steps describe how to import an image to ArcGIS Pro as a style:

  1. In ArcGIS Pro, open a new blank project.
  2. Creating a personal style for custom symbols is recommended. To create a new style, refer to ArcGIS Pro Help: Create a new style in the project.
  3. In Catalog, click the Styles drop-down list and select the newly created style. Right-click the style and select Manage.

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  4. Right-click the empty space and select New.

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  5. By default, the Point symbol appears. Click Point symbol to edit.
  6. In the Point symbol pane, set the desired Name and Key. Click Apply.

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  7. Click Properties.
  8. Click the Layers icon and select Picture marker from the drop-down list.
  9. Under the Appearance drop-down list, click File to select the image. If necessary, adjust the Position, Rotation, and Offset Distance. Click Apply.

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To apply the new symbol to a layer, click the layer symbology in the Contents pane to open the Symbology pane. The picture marker symbol created using the above steps is available under the newly created style section.

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Last Published: 1/27/2019

Article ID: 000019909

Software: ArcGIS Pro 2.0.1, 2.0