Add and format images

Using images in Lucidpress goes beyond just uploading and inserting. Master your visual know-how with this quick tutorial on everything from image management to helpful editing tips.

Inserting Images

If you already have images in your image manager, you can access them by clicking on the image icon in the content pane. From there, you can navigate through folders, locate the image you want to use, and drag it onto your canvas. To replace an image, drag your new image into the image placeholder on your canvas.
If your image is not in your image manager yet, you can drag the image directly from your computer into the image placeholder.
You can double-click on an image to open the image manager. You’ll see all the images you have uploaded in your image manager and shared folders among your team. Once you find the desired image, double-click to place it on the canvas.


Altering Images

Image rotation Images may import with a different rotation. To rotate an image, select an image and hover over the white dot at the top until your cursor becomes a circular arrow. Click and hold as you turn the shape. TIP: if you hold SHIFT while rotating, your object will lock in place at the 90 and 45 degree marks.


Flip image orientation If the image was flipped horizontally in InDesign, it will not look the same when imported to Lucidpress. To flip an image, start by selecting the image in Lucidpress and navigate to the "Layout" tab on the right. Under the "Rotate" section, click the "Flip horizontally" button.


To quickly specify how your image will fill the shape of the image box (fill, stretch, etc.), select the image. On the right pane, under the image tab, you can click the drop-down menu for fill options

If you prefer a manual process, use the crop tool to move the image within the visible mask. You can zoom in on the most attractive portion of the image by dragging the blue corners outward.


If your image had a black and white filter in InDesign, you can adjust the saturation in Lucidpress for a similar effect. Select the image and select the image fill under the "Image tab" on the right. Click the "Effects" button to access saturation.


To apply an overlay, you can lower the opacity of an image. Select you image and find the opacity section under the "Image" tab on the right.



Formatting Images

To add a border to your image, select the image and navigate to the "Image" tab on the right. Under "Border," you can select the color, style, or pixel size of your border.


You can also use border to change the corners of your image. To round out the corners increase the radius.


You can add a shadow to your image under "Shadow" in the "Image" tab on the right. Note: you may need to turn the shadow on to access the other shadow settings.



Adding Image Features

A slideshow or image gallery can be a great way to showcase a number of images in the space of one. To add one to a page within your document, do the following:

(Option 1) Create via right context pane
Add one photo to your document. Select it and go to the right pane. Under the "Image" tab, go to the "Slideshow" section. Click the (+) icon to add more images.
(Option 2) Create via Image Manager
Open the image manager by clicking on the image icon on the left pane, then "Manage". Upload the desired photos for your photo gallery. By holding Ctrl (or Cmd on Mac), click on each photo. Then, click on the three dots icon and select "Insert as Slideshow".


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