Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Edit photos, part of Prezi Classic Tips and Tricks.
- [Teacher] In this chapter, we'll look at some tips for working with graphics in your Prezi. Let's start by looking at how to edit photos you've added to your presentation. We're gonna create a new Prezi. I'll choose to start a blank Prezi and I'm just gonna delete the one frame that's here. Now let's go to insert image. I'm just gonna drag in one of Prezi's built in images. Now you'll only have access to these images if you have a paid Prezi plan. If you're using the free plan, you can just import one of your own images from your computer. I'm just gonna grab this mountain lake and drag that in.
Now let's just zoom in a bit here. Now once an image is on your canvas, there's several options you have to alter its appearance. Start by making sure the image is selected. Now we know that you can make the image larger or smaller by dragging the corners in and out, but you do want to try to avoid making the images larger than their default size, as they'll start looking pixelated if you make them too big. Now you can also crop images from here, which is useful if you only want to focus on or use a part of the photo. Just click crop image and then drag the corners to surround just the portion of the image you want to remain visible.
Then click anywhere outside the image. So now my image is cropped. Now this is not a destructive edit. You can always click crop image again to readjust the cropped area or to undo it altogether by dragging the corners back out. There's also an effects button here. That opens up the effects editor. Now depending on which Prezi subscription plan you're on, you'll see different things here. If you're on the free public or the paid enjoy plan, you'll only see the first three editing categories here, enhance, effects, and frames.
If you're on the pro or pro plus plan, you'll have access to the full range of image editing and enhancement tools. Most of these tools are pretty self explanatory and they're all applied in much the same way. First, you pick a category, I'll choose effects and then in this case, I see a row of effects I can apply. And you're free to click on any of them to see what they'll do to your image. If you find one you like, you can click apply and at this point you can apply additional effects. Go into saturation and pull that down a bit and click apply and once you're done you can click save.
But I do want to caution you that this is a destructive effect. Once you save your changes, there's no way to revert the image back to its original appearance. If I go back to effects, notice we have original selected here. So Prezi considers this the original version of the image now. And again there's no way to undo that unless you drag in an original copy again. So you can continue to apply other effects on top of your images but you can't take them away. So for that reason make sure you really do want to make your changes before clicking save. That, and make sure you have a backup copy of your images.
Now, lastly there may be times when you have an image perfectly positioned, sized, and rotated on your canvas, but you actually don't like the photo that much or maybe you found one that will work better. In those cases, you can select the image and choose replace. That will allow you to browse for another image and drag that in and once selected it will replace the original image but maintain the same position and size as long as the proportion of the two images are similar. Notice it doesn't maintain the effects though. If you applied effects to the original image, you'll have to reapply them to the new one.
So, that's working with photos in Prezi.
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