Pages '09: Working with images

You can import an image as a floating object when you want it to remain in a particular place on a page. If you are working with a word processing document, you can also import an image as an inline object when you want the object to flow with its surrounding text.

Pages accepts all QuickTime-supported formats, including the following graphics file types:

  • TIFF
  • GIF
  • JPEG
  • PDF
  • PSD
  • EPS PICT
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Three ways to import an image as a floating object

  1. Drag an image file from the Finder to the document and position it where you want it.
  2. Click Media in the toolbar, click the Photos button in the Media Browser window, select the album where your picture is located, and then drag a thumbnail to position it where you want it.
  3. Command-click outside the text areas in the document so that no insertion point is visible, and then choose Insert > Choose. Select the file and click Insert. Drag the image to position it where you want it.

Three ways to import an image as an inline object in a word processing document

  1. Press the Command key, and then drag an image file from the Finder to the document window until you see the insertion point at the place where you want the image to appear. Release the image when you have placed it where you want it.
  2. Click Media in the toolbar, click the Photos button in the Media Browser window, select the album where your picture is located, press the Command key, and then drag a thumbnail to the document window, releasing the image when the insertion point is at the place where you want the image to appear.
  3. Place the insertion point wherever you want the image to appear, choose Insert > Choose, select the image file, and then click Insert.

After importing your image, you can drag it to position it wherever you want on a page. You can use the tools in Pages to mask (crop) an image, change its brightness, contrast, and other image qualities; or erase its background.

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