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May052011

Better lines and arrows, image cropping

 


You can use arrows and lines to make your prezi story easier to follow. Based on your feedback, we have updated this feature.

How to draw straight lines, resize and bend lines and arrows:
1. Draw a line or arrow and double-click it.
2. Drag the control points on one of the edges to resize length / move edges on the canvas
3. Drag the control point at the center of a line or arrow to bend it
4. Set the thickness of lines or arrows using the Zebra’s middle ring

Also, you can save a lot of time by cropping your images right in prezi without using any third party editors to set up your photos before loading them to your prezi.

How to crop images:
1. Double-click on an image to see the four control points.
2. Drag control points to select the part of the image you want to keep.
3. Hit Enter or ESC to crop the image; or, click anywhere outside of the image to crop.

Notes:
1. Cropped parts are not permanently cropped, they are just hidden. Double-clicking the image again will let you show the entire image, enabling you to crop again.
2. To crop an image, it must be at least 10x10 pixels in size.
3. You can crop JPG, PNG, PDF, and SWF images.
4. You cannot crop SWF animations or movies.

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Reader Comments (93)

Brilliant, very pleased with these upgrades. Constantly making Prezi the best communication tool in the world... :)

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJon

I use this for school, it's way better then powerpoint and it's nice to see new functions (:

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJasper

Thanks a lot... this is just what I needed for my presentation.

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersamuli Turunen

Well done guys! Prezi rocks always more...

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSimone Lovati

:) Thanks for the feedback!

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZoli Radnai

Great updates! Thanks so much! More prezis to come!

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJR Ginex-Orinion

Now, the grade 5s, 6s and 10s are using prezi instead of PowerPoint.

Nowdays I barely ever use powerpoint except when I need to take notes quickly.

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNicol`as

Good job, Nice idea!

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel

Great updates! Thanks so much! More prezis to come!

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkim min zun

Really thank you I´m using Przi for mi University and work really well, is better than PowerP.

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOMAR

this is soooo amazin!! :)

May 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKayKay

Is this feature/update only for the pro version?

May 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJanine

Wow very cool!
This is my favorite way to do presentations and it just keeps getting better and better.

May 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

Love it - this helps me upgrade what I'm doing in terms of lessons in class even more! Thanks.

May 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeonie

Someday Prezi will permenately replace Powerpoint!!! Maybe you guys should start considering ads on TV and the Internet...

May 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMax

Thank you for this update. It's just what was needed. I just love Prezi!!!

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMer Lill

great to see we can crop .

Need to paste more easily from other Prezis i have made as thats how i improve and develop my talks.
Also need a collection of animations and objects we can import is this available.

thanks my first prezi presentation went well only one person felt dizzy in one segment.

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergeorge

this is awesome! been using it for school, my teachers love it

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbrier

No, this feature is available with all license types.

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZoli Radnai

Thank you for fixing the arrows! You've made Prezi even better. This is a great presentation tool - I love how versatile and flexible you've made it.

May 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

cant figure out how to start!! HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!

May 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMackenzie

OMG that is awsome!!

May 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenna

Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJ H

This is amazing. I love it

May 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine Ngoma

Cool. Keep up the great work :)

May 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFrancisco

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