Using images with audio

Using images with audio

December 6, 2023

With StoryHunt, you have the opportunity to make images pop up for the user at a specific point in the audio, making the experience more interactive. This article will help you learn more about this feature.

When Should You Use Images with Sound?

Using Images

Supplementing sound with images is effective when describing things that are not accessible to the user. Examples include:

  • Inside a closed building where the user cannot enter.
  • A drone shot showing the surroundings from above.
  • Something that looked very different (or exactly the same) 100 years ago.

It is also possible to use video in conjunction with sound. Be aware that the video will only start playing when the user takes out their phone.


In StoryHunt's "Folkets Kvinde," you walk through a beautiful baroque garden with hedges cut in such a way that tactful patterns emerge. The patterns are more visible from above, which is why we use a picture:

“Before we move on, notice the four finely trimmed parterre fields with boxwood hedges in the front part of the garden. They are formed in intricate patterns, and if you look at your phone now, I’ll show you a picture of what it looks like from above.”

Key Points to Consider

  • Highlight the Image: Since users often put their phone in their pocket while listening, remember to make them aware that an image is being shown by mentioning it in the audio. Use phrases like "look at your phone now, and I'll show you a picture of..."
  • Insert a Pause: Since it might take some time from the user being made aware of the image to them taking out their phone, it's a good idea to insert a small pause in the speech after the image is introduced (3-5 seconds).
  • Sound Continues: When images pop up at a specific time, the sound continues in the background.
  • Use Sparingly: We do not recommend using this feature too often, so the user doesn't have to constantly take out and put away their phone. Use images when it enhances the narrative.
  • Image Persistence: When you show an image, it remains until the user dismisses it or you show a new image.
  • Multiple Uses in the Same Story: If you want to show several images one after the other, it is actually possible. This can make sense if you want to show a development over time or illustrate a list.

Making the Experience More Interactive

Another way to make the experience more interactive is by using quizzes. Learn how to create an engaging quiz.