Google Slides, GSuite, Technology

Image Placeholders in Google Slides

With the start of a new school year, there are a TON of new updates coming to Google Workspace. If you have a chance, I encourage you to check out of the Google Workspace Updates blog for all sorts of updates that could benefit you in the classroom this year.

One update that I am personally excited about is image placeholders in Google Slides. In this update, users can create placeholders that allow pictures to be easily added to the presentation while maintaining the size of the placeholder. As an A-type personality, I love this ability to add some organization to shared slides with students!

Below, I will share a YouTube video and GIF of how to use this new feature:

Using Image Placeholders Step-by-Step

Step #1: Setting it Up

  • Create a Presentation.
  • Go to “Slide”.
  • Select “Slide Theme”.
    • Note: This section used to be titled “Edit Master” but has recently been updated to “Slide Theme”.

Step #2: Selecting the Placeholder

  • Select a Slide Layout.
  • Go to “Insert”.
  • Select “Placeholder” then “Image Placeholder”.

Step #3: Edit, as Needed

  • Add more placeholders and/or edit the current one.

Step #4: Add Slide & Image

  • Go to the Main Presentation.
  • Select the Slide Layout.
  • Add Images.

If you would like to hear me walk you through this process, step-by-step, please watch the YouTube video below:

As always, feel free to drop any questions, comments, or thoughts in the comment section below!

1 thought on “Image Placeholders in Google Slides

  1. This is a great tool! I use slides on occasion for my notes, and I like to change pictures once in a while. Most times the pictures are huge and do not fit, and it is a whole process. Using place holders is great short cut idea. Thanks for the share!

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