18. Images

You can search the image catalogues of Getty Images, Canto, Brandfolder, Pexels, and Unsplash using think-cell. You can then insert the best result on your slide and crop as necessary. The image is resized and placed on the slide automatically based on other think-cell elements on the slide. You can do the same with arbitrary images from the web using the think-cell browser extension.

18.1
Inserting a stock photo
18.2
Converting an image
18.3
Inserting an image from a website
18.4
Cropping an image
18.5
Resizing and positioning an image

18.1 Inserting a stock photo

think-cell supports browsing for and then inserting stock photos from the free providers Unsplash and Pexels, as well as the paid providers Getty, Canto, and Brandfolder. To insert a stock photo, choose Stock Image from the Elements menu.

Insert Stock Photo menu item.

18.1.1 Unsplash and Pexels

To insert a stock photo from the free providers Unsplash and Pexels, choose Unsplash or Pexels in the Insert Stock Image dialog. After entering a search term a selection of results is shown in the dialog.

image.

Simply click one of the photos and the image is added to your slide.

18.1.2 Getty Images

If you have a Premium Access account with Getty Images, you can browse for and insert stock photos from this service. Choose Getty Images in the Insert Stock Image dialog. If you have not yet authorized think-cell to access your Getty Images account, an authorization prompt is shown. Click Grant access and provide your account details. think-cell does not save those account details, but only an access token provided by Getty for this purpose.

After entering a search term a selection of results is shown in the dialog.

image.

Simply click one of the photos and the image is added to your slide.

18.1.3 Canto

If you have an account with Canto, you can browse for and insert stock photos from this service. Choose Canto in the Insert Stock Image dialog. If you have not yet authorized think-cell to access your Canto account, an authorization prompt is shown. Click Grant access and provide your account details.

After entering a search term a selection of results is shown in the dialog. Simply click one of the photos and the image is added to your slide.

18.1.4 Brandfolder

If you have an account with Brandfolder, you can browse for and insert stock photos from this service. Choose Brandfolder in the Insert Stock Image dialog.

The Brandfolder API Key needs to specified as described in Brandfolder API key. When using Brandfolder, the Stock Image dialog can be customized as described in Brandfolder stock image dialog.

After entering a search term a selection of results is shown in the dialog. Simply click one of the photos and the image is added to your slide.

18.2 Converting an image

You can convert bitmap image shapes to think-cell elements by selecting the image and choosing Convert image to think-cell in the Tools menu icon. Tools menu. think-cell will take the image into account when automatically positioning smart text boxes, process flows and tables.

Convert image to think-cell menu item.

18.3 Inserting an image from a website

Using the think-cell browser extension (see Installing the browser extension), you can quickly import any image you find on the web into think-cell and PowerPoint:

  1. With the website where you found the image open, click the icon of the think-cell extension: think-cell Chrome extension icon.
  2. Click the image you want to import on the website. PowerPoint will open. Hovering over image on the web with think-cell extension activated.
  3. Click where you want to insert the image on the slide. think-cell image inserted from browser.

18.4 Cropping an image

You might want to use only a part of the complete image in your presentation. In this case, you can easily crop the image by dragging the black crop handles:

  1. Select the image you want to crop.
  2. Click one of the crop handles on either side or a corner. For an uncropped image these will be close to the white handles for resizing, so make sure to drag the crop handles, which are black. Note that when hovering over a resize handles, the pointer changes to a white double-ended arrow, while it changes to a black cropping symbol when hovering over a crop handle. image.
  3. Drag the crop handle until only the part of the image you wish to keep is non-dimmed. The dimmed part of the image will be cropped away once you release the mouse pointer. image.

You can always restore the original image by using the crop handles again.

18.5 Resizing and positioning an image

The image is resized and placed on the slide automatically based on other think-cell elements on the slide (unless its edges are fixed to a position as indicated by red lines with closed locks). You can snap it to other elements, move and duplicate it as described in Text boxes.

To override the automatically determined size and position of an image, you can resize the image by holding down the Ctrl key and dragging and fix its position by using the locks (see Setting a fixed size or locked position of elements).

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