Creating a project by importing images


Got to create a demonstration that is largely based on images? Need to create a slideshow of images? Use Adobe Captivate to quickly put the images together in a project and publish a SWF output.What’s more? You can add other objects such as audio, video, and animations to make your demos and slideshows interesting and engaging.

This tutorial explains how you can create projects by importing images.


  1. Select File > New Project > Image Slideshow, or click Image Slideshow in the Welcome Screen.

    File menu showing the option to create a project from images

  2. In the New Image Slideshow dialog box, do one of the following actions:

    • In the Select list, click a dimension for the project.
    • Specify the width and height for the project in the Width and Height boxes.
    • Click Customize to choose a saved custom size.
    • Click OK.

      New Image Slideshow dialog box

  3. Click OK, and select the images that you want to add to your project.

  4. If the Resize/Crop image dialog box appears, set the following options:

    Note: You see the Crop/Resize dialog box only when an image exceeds the height or width of the project. If you are inserting more than one slide, only those images that exceed the project dimensions are displayed in the dialog box.

    Resize/Crop Image dialog box

    Fit To Stage  Resizes the image to fit the dimensions of the slide.

    Crop  Displays a bounding box with dimensions corresponding to that of the project. Resize the handles of the box to select the area that you want displayed on the slide. If you selected Constrain Proportions, Adobe Captivate maintains the height-to-width ratio of the bounding box.

    Zoom  You can zoom in and zoom out of the image by moving the slider. Alternatively, you can choose from a list of standard zoom sizes from the menu.

    Constrain Proportions  Maintains the height-to-width ratio of the bounding box used to crop the image. This option is enabled only when you choose to crop the image. When you disable this option, resize the bounding box, and enable the option again; the new dimensions are used thereafter to calculate the ratio.

    In addition to the above options, you can also set tone controls (brightness, sharpness, and contrast) and adjust color ranges (alpha, hue, and saturation). You can also flip or rotate the image.


Create projects by importing JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, EMF, ICO, WMF, POT, or POTX image files. Each image is imported into a separate slide.

Adobe Captivate also let you edit the image properties, such as, sharpness, brightness, contrast, saturation, and hue. You can also rotate, flip, or crop the images.

After creating the project, you can add software simulations and other Adobe Captivate objects to the project.


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