Formatting Pictures

Formatting pictures in Word can enhance their appearance. Use and format pictures to better suit your Word documents.

Image adjustments

To make image corrections:

  1. Select the image. The Format tab will appear.
  2. Click the Format tab.
  3. Click the Corrections command. A drop-down menu will appear.
    The Picture Corrections menu The Picture Corrections menu
  4. To sharpen or soften the image, hover over the Sharpen and Soften presets. You'll see a live preview of the preset in the document.
  5. When you've found a preset you like, click it to select it.
  6. Click the Corrections command again.
  7. Hover over the Brightness and Contrast presets to see a live preview.
  8. When you've found one you like, click it to select it.

You can also select Picture Corrections Options from the drop-down menu to refine the settings.

To adjust the color in an image:

  1. Select the image. The Format tab will appear.
  2. Click the Format tab.
  3. Click the Color command. A drop-down menu will appear.
    The Picture Color menu The Picture Color menu
  4. From the drop-down menu, you can choose a preset from each of the following three categories:
    • Color Saturation: This controls how vivid the colors are in the image.
    • Color Tone: This controls the temperature of the color, from cool to warm.
    • Recolor: This controls the overall color of the image. Use this option to make the image black and white or grayscale, or to colorize it with a different color.

You can also select Picture Color Options from the drop-down menu to refine the settings.