Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu

Crop and adjust images

You can crop, mask, and add borders to images you have added to Google Docs and Slides.

Crop an image

You can trim the edges of an image or remove an unwanted section.

  1. Open a document or presentation.
  2. Click on the image you want to crop.
  3. Click Crop Crop.
  4. Around the border, click and drag the blue squares into the shape you want.
  5. When you’re done, press Enter on your keyboard or click anywhere else in your file.
Mask an image in Google Slides

To fit an image into a shape in Google Slides, you can mask an image.

  1. Open a presentation.
  2. Click the image you want to mask.
  3. At the top, next to Crop Crop, click the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  4. Click the shape you want.
  5. Your shape will mask your image. To adjust your shape, click and drag the colored handles.
Add a border to an image
  1. Open a document or presentation.
  2. Click the image you want to add a border to.
  3. Click Line color Line color.
  4. Choose a color.
Adjust color and filters

You can change the color, brightness, transparency, or contrast for one of your images.

  1. Open a document or presentation.
  2. Click the image you want to adjust.
  3. Click Format and then Image options.
  4. Under "Recolor," change the color of your image.
  5. Under "Adjustments," change:
    • Transparency: How much of the slide shows behind the image.
    • Brightness: How bright the image appears on the slide.
    • Contrast: How much the image stands out from its background.
  6. You’ll see your changes as you edit.
Reset an image

If you want to undo the changes you’ve made to your photo, reset an image back to its original photo .

  1. Open your document or presentation.
  2. Select an image.
  3. Click Reset image Reset image.
  4. The edited image will return to the original photo you added to the file.


Mary is a Docs & Drive expert and author of this help page. Leave her feedback below about the page.

Was this article helpful?
How can we improve it?