Add a photo to your design canvas and customize its appearance with Venngage's image customization tools: crop, shape and opacity (control the transparency level of an image).
Crop an image
Select the image on the canvas.
Select Crop in the top toolbar. The canvas will darken, and the part of the image that will appear when the image is cropped is highlighted.
Resize the crop area to your desired dimensions, using the corners of the bounding box to make it larger or smaller (note: the crop area cannot exceed the total area/dimensions of the image).
Move the image (click and drag or arrow keys) into the position you want. The part(s) of the image that appear shadowed or darkened will be cropped out.
Crop an image into a specific shape
Select the image.
Select or click Crop Shape in the top toolbar. From the drop-down menu, click on the shape you want to use to crop the image (e.g., rectangle, square, circle, star, burst).
Click the shape to apply the crop shape to the image.
Change the part of the image or icon that appears in the cropped area
Select the image, then select Crop from the top toolbar. Move the image into the focal area or resize the crop area and move the image.
Resize the image while in Crop Mode
You can also resize the image while in crop mode to change how it appears in the focal area.
Click anywhere outside of the image or press Esc to deselect the image and confirm the change.
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Double-click on a cropped image to
bring up the Image Replace menu.
Choose an image to replace the selected one
on the canvas, and the new image will
appear with the same crop (or crop shape)
as the image it replaced.
Change the opacity/transparency of an image
Select the image.
Click or select Opacity in the top toolbar.
Use the slider to change the opacity, making the image more or less transparent, or type the percentage of Opacity into the text field where the percentage appears, next to the slider.
Images with a lower opacity let through some of the color of the elements that appear behind the image, which can create an interesting stylistic effect.
Add alt text to non-decorative images
Images that are non-decorative, that is, images that are important for readers/viewers to understand as they appear in the context of your design, require alternative (alt) text, a text description that accessibility tools like screen readers or visually impaired users rely on in order to understand and decipher images.
Add an alt text description to images: select an image and click "Alt Text" in the top toolbar. Write the description of the image in the Description field.
For images that are decorative, mark them as decorative by selecting the image, clicking on "Alt Text" in the top toolbar, and checking "Mark as Decorative" underneath the description field.
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