More options when resizing pictures
I would like to have more control over the picture sizes. It seems that there are only three options now: large, larger, and huge. Sometimes a small clipart is really all that is necessary to express an idea, and it doesn't need to fill an entire slide to get the point across. From a mobile perspective, percentage sizing would be very useful, so that the designer could specify how much of the screen should be devoted to a specific picture.
It should also be easier to embed pictures within the text rather than include them only as stand-alone content.
A hover effect could also be extremely useful as an easy way to allow the visitor to interact with the content.
Thanks for the suggestion! We’ll let you know if we update those capabilities. :)
Timothy Leitzke commented
Page 10 shows an example as why I need to use large images. So I think this is a 2-part suggestion on control, as that is a highly pixelated image for something that could fit easily on the previous slide at normal size.
Timothy Leitzke commented
I work at a small HVAC company, and one of the things we are working on is making some documents for people to learn how to , and go back to, use their thermostat. I am trying to add some large images made by Inkscape, but I am required to use some large sizes for quality (5000px wide minimum. Not my rules sadly). Because these images are so large, they take an entire page in slideshow- when I need them to appear much smaller to fit with the text. From my experience with web design, I have much prefered to be able to control an image's size by percent (so it always shows up the same on all devices). I am not liking the limit of only 3 sizes only, as it is too limiting and constricts how well of a presentation I can produce.
As a reference of how the size limitation is ruining the slideshow:
Leo Pham commented
To me, the sizing is more like small, huge and slightly huger. Seconding the percentage sizing suggestion.
I should just be able to drag and pull an image to resize it. Modifying the image before putting it into Sway makes sense for a single user... but when you think corporate companies (which are your main users), it needs to be done seamlessly in the 1 application
Andrew Fry commented
The now retired iPhoto Journals allowed specific positioning, sizing and cropping of images to create a close tiled layout with a large degree of control. Do an image search for iPhoto Journals for examples.
Martin Blow commented
Interesting that there's 3 images size now. Can you choose which is used? If so how.
at least crop , rotate and brightness adjustment
This can be done I discovered by grouping a picture and a text card
Circles and rectangles would be handy (with maybe a few colors to choose from). Comes in handy when making a walkthrough :)
I think than crop, resize and rotation are essential, and after than edit need classic colors and styles effect too (B&W, sepia, pencil, shape, blur...)
opcion para cambiar los tamaños de imagenes
Auto sizing and focus points are great for responsive presentations, but in order for Sway to be my go-to tool I need the ability to edit images, especially cropping. If I take a screenshot of a browser I need to make sure that parts of the image are gone forever no matter the view or aspect ratio (like the bookmarks bar and tabs). After the point of cropping, I don't care how the sway highlights or resizes the pictures, I just need pieces gone.
I also need to be able paste clipboard pictures directly into my Sway (like OneNote online or gmail).
The other items like arrows, shapes and even a blur/smudge parts of pictures would be the icing on the cake.
Give basic image edits such as crop, auto levels, etc.
Being able to crop images that you have added from Bing, etc would be useful. It means you can work inside sway only, without having to use image editing software.
Images need to resize automatically. It is frustrating when you resize and image and although it is small, Sway makes it big.
Janel Christiansen commented
I would like the "Draw" feature from OneNote (desktop version)....
Dexter L. commented
Maybe it can port the PowerPoint Image editing options within Sway.
Customizing basic shapes, having picture styles like basic shadowing or frame, soft edges, etc.
But it can be more interesting in Sway, so it may have some curved caption along the edge of a circled photo, or immerse the caption as a design of the photo frame, like aligning it to the bottom of the photo.
Also, applying some filters using latest CSS3 filters (or SVG filters) technology may be awesome!
think of some basic shapes like circle, star etc... image rotation also will be interesting.
Re-size images, apply shapes and effects to images is necessary.
I have different items that I'm using in my Sway. I'd love the functionality to be by image as some might be hightlighted and not others. Perhaps this might be remedied with some of the layouts. I'm also finding that I would love to be able to have a url link attached to a picture. I love shuffle functionality on displaying images but I can't provide additional text/info on a particular image.
After working in Sway for a few days (yay!), I think that this is something that you might already be building in a picture layout format, though. Hope that helps. (here's the Sway I'm working on: https://sway.com/J3gE04lljAaFw11k)