18. Images

You can search the image catalogues of Getty Images 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.

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

18.1 Inserting a stock photo

think-cell supports browsing for and then inserting stock photos from Unsplash and Getty. To insert a stock photo, choose Stock Image from the Elements menu.

Insert Stock Photo menu item

18.1.1 Unsplash

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

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

18.1.2 Getty Images

If you have an 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.

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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 ≡ 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 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.

18.4 Resizing and positioning an image

The image is resized and placed on the slide automatically based on other think-cell elements on the slide. 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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