How to easily insert and edit images in Prezi from the Internet

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Prezi became one Incredible tool for developing and creating presentations. Its popularity has increased to such an extent that it has become the program par excellence for carrying out this type of activity, even surpassing Power Point.

While it sounds complicated, it's not at all. Working with Prezi speeds up presentation creation and the results are very professional, so if you were new to Prezi, now is a good time to create an account and start reaping the benefits inserting and editing texts and videos that this program offers.



Despite the popularity of Prezi in recent years, many users are still clueless about it and therefore don't know how to use it. For this reason, in this article we will explain one of the basic functions that Prezi offers, namely easily insert and edit images.

    How to insert images into Prezi?

    The truth is, it's easy enough to insert images into Prezi. In fact there are 3 different alternatives that the program offers us to be able to insert any type of image. These are: From our computer, from Google images and from the Prezi gallery.

    To begin with, the first thing to note is that Prezi supports images in JPG, PNG, PDF and GIF formats not animated, as animated GIFs recently lost support for Prezi.

    To insert an image we have to go to the topic where we want to place the image, click and then go to the main menu, located at the top of the screen, select the insert option and then choose the image. We search for the corresponding image, give it to accept and wait for it to load.



    Once the image is in the Prezi theme, we can position ourselves on it and we will see how the cursor changes shape, if we click and hold on it, we can move it wherever we want.

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    It should be noted that when we place the image right in the center of the subject, a yellow guideline will appear indicating that this is the center of the place.

    How to edit images in Prezi?

    There are several ways to edit your images in Prezi. The first and most basic thing is the possibility of resize them.

    In order to change the size of the images we have to click on it and we will see that a square will form in each corner. By long clicking on any of the squares and moving the mouse, the image will be enlarged or reduced.

    Rotate images

    Another way to reshape your images is to rotate them to create a tilt effect. To get this effect we will have to press the Alt Gr key, located just to the left of the space bar. If you have a MAC instead, you will have to press the CMD command.

    By holding down Alt gr and going to any corner of the image, a cursor with two arrows will appear. Click on it and move the mouse anywhere to rotate the image.


    Copy and paste the images

    Copying and pasting images is really easy, because just like you do to copy text, you can do it in Prezi too. By clicking on the image and using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + C you can copy the image. By pressing instead Ctrl + V you can paste the image where you want.


    Replace image

    Another function you can perform with Prezi is to replace the image. This option is especially useful when you get the wrong image and you want to change it to the correct one.


    In order to replace the image in Prezi, you need to right-click the image you want to change and select the option to replace the image.

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    And search your gallery for the image you want to place. After selecting it, you will see that the new image will replace the previous one.


    Layered images

    In case we work with more than one image, we can overlap them in layers. Layers work to tell Prezi the order in which the images will be placed.

    If you have multiple images within a concept, you can make them face each other by generating a depth effect. To do this it is necessary right-click on one of them and select Bring to Front.

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