There are several ways to create a colored floor plan in Home Designer Pro, including fill patterns and colors and different rendering techniques.
A line-based view like floor plan view can be exported as an Enhanced Windows Metafile, or EMF file.
To add depth and interest to a picture of a floor plan, overlay it on top of a view of the 3D model.
You can use the Adobe Reader Snapshot tool to create an image copy of a PDF and paste it into Home Designer.
A digital picture of a floor plan can be imported and then used as a template for creating your drawing.
Import images of plants and other objects to add custom details to your plans.
A picture imported into floor plan view can be resized or cropped using it's edit handles.
You can share your drawings with nearly anyone if you export views of it as images.
One method of sharing your plan ideas with someone else is to export an image of your floor plan.
The Grow All Plants tool lets you see how your selected plants will increase in size over time.
There isn't a way to convert a digital image into a 3D model in Chief Architect; however, you can use an image of a floor plan as a template to trace over.