updated on 13 January 2019 | reading time: 2 minutes

Working with Images

Images toolbox

Resize / Crop

To resize an image, click on one of the blue transform handles and drag.

Hold the / ALT key while dragging to resize from the center.

You can also resize by with input values directly on the Width and Height fields on the Inspector panel.

To crop the image, select it with the Subselect tool D or double-click it.

Click the blue corners or edges and drag to crop.

Click and drag the orange corner markers to make the corners round.

To move the image inside the frame, click it and move it.

To confirm and apply cropping and exit cropping mode, use any of the following:

  • use the Esc (Escape) key
  • use Modify > Confirm Cropping
  • change to another tool e.g. the Pointer tool V
  • while in cropping mode, right-click and select Confirm Cropping

If you resized, rotated or cropped an image and you want to reset this image to its original state, you can use the “Original size” option on the Inspector panel. If you want to reset only the Crop – use the “No crop” button on the Inspector panel.

You can replace the image with the “Replace” button, also on the Inspector panel. A dialog to browse for the image will open in order to select the new image. All the transformation and effects applied to the original image will be preserved.

Flatten

Available on Modify > Flatten.

With Flatten, it’s possible to convert selected elements to a single 72 dpi image. This operation works both for vectors and bitmaps. This is very useful to make the total file size smaller.

Vectorize image

Vectorize image will convert pixel color information into geometric shapes. In other words, it transforms a bitmap image into a vector shape. This feature is available on Modify > Path > Vectorize image.

The original image will be deleted after vectorizing.

For more complex bitmap images, the result can be less accurate. Vectorising is a complex process and it is most appropriate for simple geometric graphics such as logos or icons.

 

Be careful: If you vectorize detailed image the result can be a very complex path, which can slow down Gravit Designer.

 

Note: If you have the possibility, always use original vector shapes instead of vectorized images.