One of the most magical features of Haiku Deck is the built-in image search, which puts millions of beautiful, free (yes, free!), high-quality presentation images at your fingertips. And of course, you can also snap or import your own photos for a personal touch. Our selection of professionally designed text layouts make it easy to position your header and subheader lines so that your text doesn’t cover up the graffiti tag or vintage Phillies ball cap that perfectly illustrates your point, but when you just need more control, in Haiku Deck for iPhone and iPad you can crop and reposition your images, right from the app.
How to Crop and Resize Images
1. Tap the blue Image icon, then select an image using IMAGE SEARCH or IMPORT.
2. On iPad and iPhone in the PREVIEW pane, simply use your fingers to pinch and move the image, then release to lock it in position. On the web, you’ll see a little zoom slider that lets you drag up to zoom in and down to zoom out. You’ll also see a square control box to reposition your image left/right/up/and down.
Tips for Working with Images
1. If you’re trying to zoom in on an image and it snaps back to its original position, this means the file is not big enough to zoom. (Power tip: Try holding the image where you want it and tapping DONE with your other hand to freeze it in place.)
2. If you’re importing your own images into Haiku Deck, the total image size is 1124 x 768, but the visible image is 1024×768. Here’s where it gets a little tricky. You want the visible part of your image centered horizontally with 50px on the left and right side of the total image. This extra 50 pixels on each side allows for the cool parallax effect that appears when you swipe to advance your slides in playback mode on your iPad. See image below:
3. For power tips on selecting perfect Haiku Deck presentation images, be sure to check this out.
What else would you like to know about Haiku Deck images? Let us know in the comments!