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A Picture is Worth 1,000 Data Points: Initial State Adds Unsplash Image Backgrounds to Dashboards

Initial State provides unparalleled flexibility when building real-time data visualizations. Unsplash provides millions of high-resolution images. It’s a match made in the Cloud.

What It Is

You can now add image backgrounds to your Initial State dashboards!

Dashboard backgrounds are more than just picking a picture to match the mood working with a Raspberry Pi puts you in. They’re meant to inform, engage, and make data visualization the automagical experience we at Initial State want it to be. Add brand identity, spacial context, and visual navigation using background images in combination with our new Tile sizes and color options.

How It Works

Adding an image couldn’t be easier. Just go Edit Tiles > Change Background… and type your heart’s desire in the search bar.

Our support article has more information on what you can do with backgrounds. You can also change tile background colors and set tile transparency.

What Comes Next

Look out for our upcoming Dashboard of the Day series for inspiration and importable layouts! We’ll be posting these dashboards on our social media, so be sure to follow us!

You can also check out our dashboard gallery for inspiration.

To read more about the new feature, check out our press release.

Go on, create a beautiful data experience. You deserve it.



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