Adding Images to a Drawing
Drag an item from the Image Browser to the drawing canvas.
Related topic: The Image Browser
Direct Resize, Rotate and Position
Images (like other shape objects) have sizing handles located around the outside edges of the image bounding box. The direct rotate handle is located to the right of the center point.
Click and drag anywhere on the image to reposition the image on the page.
Click and drag any sizing handle to resize the image. Hold down the SHIFT key while resizing to maintain the aspect ratio.
Click and drag the rotate handle to rotate images and objects directly. Images rotate around the center point of the object. The center point is marked with a cross-hair target which can be repositioned.
Under the center point is a positioning knob that enables repositioning of the image within the bounding box. This is useful when an image is clipped to the extent of another shape and you want to position the viewable portion of the image within that shape.
Resize Using Object Inspector Geometry
Alternatively, use the Object Inspector > Geometry to control an image’s size and rotation angle. Enter specific width, height, and rotation information in the window. Make sure the aspect ratio is locked by clicking the Lock icon.
Opacity, Scale and Crop Using Object Inspector Features
Set image opacity, scale factor, and cropping from the Features pane in the Object Inspector.
Slide the Opacity control to change the opacity/transparency of an image. For example, 50% opacity provides a tracing paper effect on images, making them easier to trace over.
Use the Scale controls to scale the image using a percentage factor. When using percent scale factor, the bounding box of the image remains constant. To make the bounding box fit to the image after scaling, right-click the image and choose Fit To Image from the context menu.
Crop maintains the image size while cropping it within its bounding box. As the bounding box size is adjusted, the image is cropped accordingly. For example, choose Crop and then use the image handles to resize the bounding box. Use the Crop control along with the center point positioning knob to move the cropped image within the bounding box.