How To Zoom In On A Picture In Google Slides

Google Slides is a popular platform for creating presentations. One common requirement while preparing a presentation is to zoom in on a picture. The process is quite simple but if you haven’t done it before, it might seem tricky. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of zooming in on a picture in Google Slides.

Step 1: Open Your Google Slides Presentation

To get started, you need to have access to your Google Slides presentation. Open the presentation that has the image you want to zoom in on.

Step 2: Select the Image

After opening your presentation, navigate to the slide with the image. Click on the image to select it. The image will be surrounded by blue rectangles when it is selected.

Step 3: Resize the Image

Now that your image is selected, you can resize it to zoom in. Hover the cursor over one of the blue rectangles until it becomes a double-sided arrow. Click and hold your mouse, and then drag it outward to enlarge the image. The more you drag it, the more you zoom in on the picture. Be careful not to distort the image by only dragging one side – try to drag the corners to keep the image proportions.

Step 4: Reposition the Zoomed Image

Once you have zoomed in on the image, you may need to reposition it on the slide. To do this, click and hold anywhere on the image, then drag it to the desired position on the slide.


Zooming in on a picture in Google Slides is an easy yet powerful tool to enhance your presentation. It allows you to highlight certain details, making your presentation more effective and engaging. Remember, practice makes perfect. So, play around with this feature until you get the hang of it.

If you want to make the zoom effect more dynamic, you can consider using the “Zoom” transition in Google Slides. This will make your image appear to zoom in or out when you transition from one slide to another. To use this feature, select Transition from the toolbar, choose Zoom and then apply it.