Resize and rotate

Click on an image to make it active. You'll see a blue border appear, with blue handles in each corner and a green handle at the top.

To resize an image, drag the blue handles to increase or decrease the size. If you're using a touchscreen, you can drag the handles with one finger (note: you can't use a pinch and zoom motion to resize images).

To rotate, click on the green handle and you'll see it changes to an arrow. While holding down the mouse, move it left and right to rotate the image. On a touchscreen, you can use two fingers to rotate the image.

Adding a link to an image

Click on the image to make it active. Then click on the Inspector (i) and you'll see you can add a Hyperlink. You can either copy and paste the URL (web address) or you can link the image to specific page in your book. Just type the page number in.

NOTE: Links aren't active until you switch to Read Mode or publish the book online.

Adding alt text to an image

Likewise, you can follow the same procedure to add alt text to an image. This is a description of the image that is used by screen readers to help visually impaired users read the book (the more descriptive, the better). You add the alt text where it says Accessibility.

Layering and locking the image

If you right-click on the image, you'll see a little menu appear. With this you can:

  • Move the image to the front/back - this will re-order which layer the image exists on. For example, if you're using a photo for a background image, you would move it right to the back so everything else you add to the page appears in front of the image.
  • Lock - you can lock the image in place so it can't be moved (useful if you're creating a template).

Can I crop images? Can I add effects?

At the moment there are no photo editing options in Book Creator. You'll need to crop or make edits before you insert your picture into Book Creator.

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