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Adding and editing images and shapes in Prezi Present

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Images and shapes bring your presentation to life. They enhance your audience’s experience, help them recall what you’re talking about, and focus on you rather than the text on the screen.

Pro Tip: Do you want to learn how to use this and many other features in Prezi Present? You can sign up for one of our free online trainings here!

Adding images

To add an image to your presentation:

  1. Click the Media button at the top of your screen, then select Image.
  2. From the image sidebar that appears, you can:
  • Add an image from your own Library
  • Click Upload image to add an image saved on your computer or click the arrow next to the button to select a file from Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive.
  • Search the Unsplash image library by keyword. Once you find the image you want to use, click on the thumbnail or drag and drop it onto your canvas*.

Prezi Present supports JPGs, PNGs, PDFs, and GIFs.

*Paid feature: Access to the searchable Prezi icon and image library is available for users with a Standard or higher Prezi 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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Background images

If you want to add a background image, you can do so from the background sidebar. To open it:

  1. Click the Style button at the top of your screen.
  2. Click the Background button to open the sidebar. 

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The background sidebar also has an image section. From here, you can:

  • Add a background image from your own Library
  • Click Upload image to add an image saved on your computer or click the arrow next to the button to select a file from Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive.
  • Search the Unsplash image library by keyword. Once you find the image you want to use, click on the thumbnail or drag and drop it onto your canvas*.

Want to learn more about backgrounds in Prezi Present? Check out this article.

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.

Adding shapes

To add a shape to your presentation:

  1. Click the Shape button at the top of your screen.
  2. Select Shape for squares, circles, triangles, etc. or Line for arrows and lines.
  3. Find the shape you’d like to add in the sidebar and click it or drag it onto your canvas.
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Moving images and shapes

To move

Click the object you want to move 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 adjust the size of an object, click to select it and drag a corner to make it larger or smaller.

To rotate

Click on an object to select it. Move your cursor past one of the corners of the object until a rotation icon appears. Then drag your cursor in the direction you want to rotate.

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Layering images

If you have overlapping objects, you can control which 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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Adjusting images and shapes

You can adjust any part of your image or shape from the property bar that appears when the object is selected.

Adding a color overlay

You can add a color overlay to any image or change the color of any shape.

  1. Click on the image or shape to select it.
  2. On the property bar that appears, select Color overlay for images or Fill color for shapes.
  3. Choose your color and adjust the opacity using the opacity bar at the bottom of the color selection tool.

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Adding a border

You can add a border to any shape using the property bar. To start, click on a shape to select it.

To change the color of a border, select Border color from the property bar and pick the color you want.

To adjust the thickness of a border, select Border thickness from the property bar. Click - to reduce the size of a border, or + to increase it.

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Editing and cropping images

To crop an image, first select it. Then click Crop from the property bar to enter crop mode. From the corner of your image, drag inward until you’re happy with the crop. When done, click the Crop button again. You can also click the arrow near Crop to automatically select common crop options such as 1:1 or 16:9 or crop the image from the image editor.

To open the image editor*, select Edit image from the property bar. You can also right-click (CMD/CTRL+click) directly on the image and select Advanced image editing from the menu. 

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

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

*Paid feature: Access to the searchable Prezi icon and image library is available for users with a Standard or higher Prezi 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.

Deleting images and shapes

To remove anything 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.

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

Replacing images

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