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Adding a background image

Adding a background image is a great way to set the look and feel of your presentation. Used strategically with the structure of your topics, you can create an effective and memorable masterpiece that’s sure to win over your audience.

You can add or change an image to the background using the “Background & Theme” sidebar. From here, you can also change your theme colors and the background color.

Adding and changing a background image

1. Click the Background & Theme button in the context toolbar. You will see the right sidebar appear.

2. From here, you can:

  • Click the upload icon to add a background image saved on your computer.
  • Search the image library by keyword. Once you find the image you want to use, double-click on the thumbnail or drag+drop it onto your canvas.*

*Paid feature: Access to the searchable Prezi icon and image library is available for users with a Standard or higher Prezi Next plan. Luckily it’s a breeze to upgrade your license and get access to this and all the other great features our Prezi plans have to offer.


If you want to bring back the original background image that came with the template, simply click Revert to original. To remove the background image completely, click Remove.

Note: For best results, Prezi recommends uploading a background image that's originally sized at 1800 pixels in width. This way, you know exactly how the image will look in your presentation.

Using the context menu

You can edit your background using the context menu. This menu changes depending on what you right-click or CTRL/CMD+click on. This menu will quickly become your friend, especially if you want to make quick edits.

On the overview

Right-click on the overview to add or change your background image. This will open the “Background & Theme” sidebar and allow you to edit your background.

Supported background image files

Prezi Next supports JPG, PNG, and non-animated GIF files for background images. You can see a full list of our system requirements here.

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