Modified 05 April 2017 by Ian Weatherhogg

The ability to edit inserted images is now available on the Rapid Release Track and for personal users - coming soon on Scheduled Release

Google Slides and Drawings make it easy for you to express your thoughts and share your ideas. A big part of bringing a concept to life, is the images you include. Now it’s even easier to get those images just right, because Slides will let you crop, apply shape masks, and add borders to your images right within your presentation. Cropping To crop an image:

  • Select it and click on the crop image icon in the toolbar.
  • Then drag the corners to your desired crop size and hit enter to make the crop.

Applying masks To crop your image to a particular shape:

  • Apply a mask from the pull-down menu next to the crop icon.
  • There are tons of shapes, arrows and callout designs to choose from, like the diamond example below.

Adding borders Add a border to your image by clicking on the line weight icon, and give it a little extra pop by changing the line colour. Look out for image editing in Slides and Drawings over the next couple of hours. Here’s to more beautiful presentations and drawings! Give it a try with your next presentation and let us know how you get on in the comments section below. Hot Tip: Use this tip to edit images right in a Google Doc.