Drawing Tools: Image

The Image option allows you to add an image file (.bmp, .jpg or .gif) to the view, to customize screen captures or to use as a drawing guide. For example:

To add an image to the view:

  1. Select Image from the toolbar or the Add Tool sub-menu of the Tools menu.

  2. You will see an Open file dialog. Choose the image file you would like to import (.bmp, .jpg or .gif) and select Open.

  3. The image will be added to the view, centered and maximized. You can then re-size or scale the image as described below.

After an Image has been added, it can be moved, re-sized, formatted, etc. See the Edit Tools Overview topic for details.

Scale Image

The Scale Image option allows you to specify the exact size and location of an image on the view. Scale Image is available from the Tools menu or right-click menu, after an image has been added. See the Scale Image topic for details.

Resize Image

Images can also be graphically resized. If you left-click on an image, the control points on the image will be highlighted and you can click and drag them to resize the image.