Editing Pictures

Editing pictures in Word documents can illustrate important information. Learn all about editing Word pictures in this free lesson.

Changing the appearance of your pictures

We already noted that using the sizing handle can distort your clip's appearance. You can try to adjust to picture using the Picture toolbar.

To use the Picture toolbar:

  • Right-click the picture.
  • Choose Show Picture Toolbar from the shortcut menu.

Check this outCrop, Recolor Object, and Set Transparent Color buttons are used with areas of the picture. All other buttons affect the entire picture.

Name of button:

Use it to:

Insert picture from file. Insert Picture from FileInsert another picture
Image control. Image ControlAutomatic, grayscale, black and white, or watermark
More contrast. More ContrastIncrease color intensity
Less contrast. Less ContrastDecrease color intensity
More brightness. More BrightnessAdd white to lighten all colors
Less brightness. Less BrightnessAdd black to darken all colors
Crop. CropCut the sides of an image
Line style. Line StyleCustomize the border of an image
Recolor object. Recolor Object(Available in PowerPoint)
Text wrap. Text WrapSet how text wraps around the image
Set transparant color. Set Transparant ColorUse eyedropper to make areas of the picture transparent (mainly for web graphics)
Reset picture. Reset PictureReturn picture to original format