When it comes to presentations, whether they are made in Keynote or PowerPoint, there is a golden rule: pictures are always better than text slides. The explanation is simple. The human brain processes visual information more efficiently than text. So, our piece of advice is, if you want your presentation to leave a mark in the memory of your audience, include suitable imagery. But, here's the deal. When working on a Keynote presentation, you may find the image editing process somewhat challenging. Even if you have purchased high-quality Keynote templates with a set of images, you may need to crop some of them or alter them to be shaped differently. Luckily for you, we have prepared a few useful tutorials on Keynote crop image processes. The whole thing shouldn’t take you more than a few minutes. You will find all the necessary tips and tricks on how to insert, rotate, and crop images in Keynote. Keep reading - the best part is waiting for you below.
Keynote is a presentation software application created by Apple Inc. The product allows users to create and edit beautiful presentations straight from their iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks. The software is a component of Apple’s iWork productivity suite and a companion application to Pages and Numbers. Keynote is similar to PowerPoint but unlike the latter, it is designed exclusively for Mac users. The interface of Keynote is user-friendly and stylish; it combines all the necessary features so that even a complete beginner can create stunning presentations in no time.
We have to warn you - working with images in Keynote is not going to be easy... Who are we kidding? It is going to be super easy! Even if you have zero or little experience using this software application, adding, editing, cropping, and rotating images in Keynote will be a piece of cake. So, here are a few useful Mac Keynote tutorials.
In this quick tutorial, we’re going to show you how to add or change an image in Keynote. You’ll learn how to manipulate which image is shown on the slide when you are using a default slide template.
Not too difficult, huh?
This is how to rotate an image in Keynote. You can rotate backgrounds in the same way.
In this short tutorial, we’re going to work with masking images in Keynote.
This is how to crop an image in Keynote in just a few steps.
I don’t know about you, but I personally like all those cool brochures, leaflets, and presentations with nicely-designed circular images. They look stylish and modern. Have you ever wondered how these images are cropped into circles? Of course, you have. Otherwise, you wouldn't be reading this article. Okay, so let's get to the point. It is time to show you how to crop images in Keynote using different shapes–circles in particular.
The best thing is, you can still resize the image, move it around the slide, etc.
Now that you know how to crop in Keynote, how to add and edit pictures, and how to rotate them, working on your presentation will be a lot easier.
In case you want to get rid of the background when formatting an image in Keynote, you can use something cool called Instant Alpha. This feature can be found within your Keynote toolbar. If it is not there, you can right-click, go to Customize Toolbar, and find Instant Alpha in the list of features. To remove the background from the image in Keynote, you just click on Instant Alpha and move your mouse cursor over the areas which need to be deleted.
To save a Keynote image as a JPEG image file, you first need to pick a slide you want to save. Go to File – Export – Images. The Export Your Presentation menu will pop up. Choose what slide needs to be saved by typing its number. By default, the format will be JPEG (high-quality), but you can change that too. After that, click Next and select a folder where you want to save the file. Click Export. This is how easy it is to export images from Keynote.