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Image Hotspots

Updated on May 10, 2022

Use the Image Hotspots interactive content type to place an overlay of hotspots on images. When the user clicks a hotspot, a pop-up containing a header and text or video is displayed. By using the interactive content editor, you can add as many hotspots as you like.

Attention: In the text section that precedes the hotspot interaction section, add the following instruction: In the following image, click the + icons to [complete with a verb (see/learn)] more about the [(topic being discussed)]:

Image hotspots can be useful for creating infographics quickly and easily. Use any image and enrich it with points of interest and in-depth information about the details depicted.


Enter a title that describes the purpose of the image hotspot interaction. For example, Dev Studio main navigation features.

Background image

You can use vertical or horizontal images. Images should be no greater than 10MB in size.

Alternative text for background image

Enter a short description for the image. This text is required for accessibility. 

Hotspot Icon

Use the Predefined icon option.

Predefined icon

Use the Plus option.

Hotspot color

Click the Hotspot color icon and enter #F76923 as the color Hex value.


  1. Add one or more hotspots to the background image. A default hotspot is provided on the background image.

    Each hotspot contains three attributes:

    • Hotspot position: Click anywhere on the image to set a hotspot. The green circle indicates the position of a new hotspot. You can reposition the hotspot by clicking again on a different area of the image.
    • Header: The header is the title of the hotspot and is required for accessibility. The header is revealed when the user clicks the hotspot button and when assistive technologies are used.
      Note: If your hotspot does not need a title, at the bottom of the interaction, click Text overrides and translations section > Image Hotspots, and then, in the Hotspot label for assistive technologies field, enter Click to view details.
    • Popup content: The popup content can be text, video, or another image.
  2. Click ADD HOTSPOT to add another hotspot to the interaction.


Revising an Image hotspot

  1. On the Master Content page, click the topic that contains the interaction.
  2. On the Release page, click Edit.
  3. In the Section area, click [+] to expand the section containing the image juxtaposition interaction.
  4. Modify the interaction as needed.
  5. Click Save to save your interaction.

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Deleting an Image Hotspot interaction

  1. On the Master Content page, click the topic that contains the interaction.
  2. On the Release page, click Edit.
  3. Click Remove to the right of the Image Hotspot section of the Topic.
  4. Click Confirm removal to delete the interaction.
  5. Click Save.

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Image Hotspot review process

Pega Academy cannot yet track changes made to interactive content, so edits are manually tracked. Use this guide to learn how the revision process works for Image Hotspots.

If the Image Hotspot interaction consists of images only, the content editor leaves feedback as a Pulse note in the Agile Studio task card.

The reviewer (for example, editor, SME, or PO) uses the following process to copyedit interaction text:

  1. The editor copies the text contents into a Word Document.
  2. The document is edited with Track Changes on so that the content developer can review and then accept or reject the changes.
  3. The editor attaches the revisions to the corresponding task card.
  4. The content developer makes the changes and may send for another round of review, if necessary.

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