Automate using images

To capture a new image in Power Automate, navigate to the Images tab on the right pane of the flow designer.

Screenshot of the Images tab in the flow designer.

Select Capture image, and click and drag the cursor on the area you want to capture. A magnifying glass will help you to capture the image with high precision.

Screenshot of the Capture image option in the Images tab.

Alternatively, select the arrow on the Capture image button to capture images on a timer. Then, choose one of the suggested time options or Capture image with custom delay to set a custom delay time.

Screenshot of the Capture image with delay option in the images tab.

After capturing the image, populate a name for it in the dialog box and select OK to add it to the flow.

Screenshot of the dialog prompting you to enter a name for the captured image.

Manage captured images

To remove all the images that aren't used in any action, select the dots icon next to the Capture image option, and then select Remove unused images. If you navigate inside a specific folder, the Remove unused images option will remove only the unused images located in this folder.

To create a new folder, select Add a new folder and specify a name for the created folder. You can store images into a specific folder by capturing them while the folder is open.

Screenshot of the Remove unused images and Add a new folder options on the Images tab.

To rename or delete images and folders, right-click on the respective item and select the appropriate function. Select the image thumbnail to open and view it.

Screenshot of the rename and delete options of the images.

To find where an image is being used in the flow, right-click on it and select Find usages. The results will present the actions that use the specific image. Double-clicking on a result will highlight the action in the workspace.

Screenshot of the find usages results pane

Use images in actions

After capturing images, you can use them as input in actions that require them, such as the Move mouse to image action.

Screenshot of the Move mouse to image action.

In the advanced settings of these actions, you can select which image matching algorithm you want to use. The Basic algorithm achieves better results with images less than 200x200 pixels, while the Advanced algorithm is more effective with bigger images and more robust to color changes.

The Tolerance field defines the acceptable amount of differences between the provided image and the image is compared with. High tolerance values may affect the precision of image recognition.

Screenshot of the advanced settings of the Move mouse to image action.