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Adding and editing images

Images enhance your audience’s experience and help them recall your words. They also help your viewers focus on you rather than reading text.

You can add images to a topic, subtopic, or directly to the presentation canvas. To learn how to make an image or icon as your topic cover, click here.

Adding images

To add an image to your presentation:

1. Go to the area where you’d like to add the image.

2. Click the "Image..." icon or go to Insert > Image… from the top menu. 

3. From here, you can:

  • Click the upload icon to add an 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.*

You’ll see your image appear as it loads in the background. You can then move, resize, rotate, and edit the image for just the right look.

*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.

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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.

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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.
 

Editing images

To open the image editor:

1. Click on the image you'd like to edit.

2. Click Edit image... in the context toolbar. You can also right-click (CMD/CTRL+click) directly on the image and select Edit image... from the context menu. 

3. You will then be taken to the image editor. From here you can:

  • Crop your image
  • Apply a filter
  • Adjust and refine image settings (brightness, contrast, shadows, etc.)
  • Set the focus
  • Draw on your image using the paintbrush
  • Add a frame to your image

4. When you're finished editing, click Update in the top-right corner of the image editor to apply the changes. 

Paid feature: The image editor 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.

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Pro Tip: Want to undo your edits? No problem. Just press CMD/CTRL+Z on your keyboard, or go to Edit > Undo in the top menu, to revert to the original image.

 

Move, resize, and rotate images

To move

Click the image and drag it anywhere on the canvas. After you’ve moved it to where you would like it to be, release the mouse.

To resize

To change an image’s size, click on its box to select it, and then drag a corner to enlarge or reduce it.

To rotate

Click on the image to select it. Then hold down the ALTGr key (right ALT+CTRL) in Windows, or CMD for Mac, and drag one of the corners of the box up or down to turn it.

 

Replacing and deleting images

Right-click or CMD/CTRL+click on an image and select Replace image... from the context menu. The new image you upload will keep the same dimensions and position as the original.

To delete

To remove an image or clip art from your canvas, click on it and press the DELETE/BACKSPACE key on your keyboard. You can also right-click (CMD/CTRL+click) and select Delete from the context menu.

Tip: If you accidentally delete an object, just press CTRL/CMD+Z to undo the action.

Layering images

If you have overlapping images, you can control which image appears in front by using the context menu.

Right-click (CMD/CTRL+click) on an image and select Bring to front or Send to back to move images forwards or back.

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Copying and pasting

You can copy and paste images from one presentation to another or within the same presentation:

  • To copy, select an image and press CTRL/CMD+C or right-click on the image and select Copy. It will add the image to your clipboard.
  • To paste, hold down CMD/CTRL+V or right-click on the area where you want to place the image and select Paste.

Selecting multiple images

You can select multiple items by holding the SHIFT key and clicking each image or object. You can also hold the SHIFT key and drag your cursor around the objects. You'll see a blue box appear around the selected objects. You can then move, rotate, copy, or add an animation to them as a group.

Using an image as your topic cover

You can easily make an image, icon, or other object as the topic cover by making the background transparent.

  1. Add an image, icon, or other object to your topic cover using the steps above.
  2. Click to select a topic, then click the “Fill color” icon in the context toolbar.
  3. Adjust the opacity to make the background transparent.
Note: If there is a border around your topic cover, click the “Border color” icon in the context toolbar to adjust its opacity.

Supported image files

Prezi Next supports JPGs, PNGs, PDFs, and non-animated GIFs.

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