How To Make A Picture Background Transparent In Google Slides

Adjust Transparency a popular and convenient tool for creating presentations. However, not everyone is familiar with all of its features, particularly when it comes to image editing. One feature that can make your slides stand out is the ability to make image backgrounds transparent. This can be incredibly useful when you want to use an image but its background is distracting or doesn’t match the look of your slide. Here’s how you can make a picture background transparent in Google Slides.

Step 1: Open Google Slides and Select an Image

First, open your presentation in Google Slides. Click on an image in your presentation that you want to make transparent. If you haven’t yet added an image, you can do so by clicking on the Insert tab, then select Image, and add the desired image.

Step 2: Click on Adjustments

With the image selected, click on the Format options button located at the top toolbar. This will open a sidebar on the right side of your screen where you can adjust different image settings. Click on the Adjustments option.

Step 3: Adjust Transparency

In the adjustments panel, you’ll see a transparency slider. This slider can be used to adjust the transparency of the selected image. Drag the slider to the right to increase transparency, or to the left to decrease transparency.

Please, note that this will make the entire image transparent, not just the background. If you only want to make the background of the image transparent, you need to remove the background before inserting the image into Google Slides.

Step 4: Save Changes

Once you have adjusted the image to your satisfaction, simply click outside of the image to save changes. The image’s new transparency level will be applied to your slide.


With these steps, you can easily make a picture background transparent in Google Slides. It’s a simple feature, but it can make a big difference in the look and feel of your presentations. So, don’t hesitate to experiment with different images and transparency levels to create a presentation that truly stands out.