Learn how to reposition the picture fill inside a shape within PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 and higher
To make a visually strong PowerPoint presentation, you should use
pictures. You can also fill
your shapes with pictures. Maybe sometimes you end up with not so desirable results. Primarily, you'll
find that PowerPoint insists on filling the entire picture within the shape. In the process, the picture
itself may appear distorted. In Figure 1, below we show an example: on the left is the actual
picture we used to fill the shape on the right. Note that figures of the children squeezed when used as a
fill. This completely destroys the look we wanted to attain. Fortunately, regaining this lost
proportion is an easy option, as you will learn in this tutorial.
Figure 1: Picture gets distorted when used as a fill for a shape
To set the proportions of a picture fill, you'll have to explore the Crop options. While you are using the Crop tool, you can also select a particular portion of the picture to fill the shape, or you can zoom to an area within the picture fill. Follow these steps to learn more in PowerPoint 2016:
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