How to Add a Border to a Picture in Google Slides

When you place a picture in a slide in Google Slides you may think that you have finished that part of your presentation. But as you go back and make adjustments and add some polish to the document, you may find that the picture seems to be missing something, or that it feels out of place with the rest of your work.

While there are a number of different ways that you can modify a picture, one modification that can have a strong impact is the addition of an image border. It can make the image seem a little more polished, while also helping it to fit into the rest of the slide thematically. Our tutorial below will show you how to add and format a border on a picture in Google Slides.


How to Put a Border Around a Picture in Google Slides

The steps in this article were performed in Google Chrome, but will also work in the desktop version of Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, and other Web browsers. This tutorial assumes that you already have a picture on a slide, and that you want to add a border to that picture.

Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive at and open the Slides file containing the picture to which you want to add a border.


Step 2: Select the slide containing the picture from the column at the left side of the window.

select the slide with the picture on it



Step 3: Click on the picture in the slide to select it.

select the picture



Step 4: Click the Border color button in the toolbar at the top of the window, then select the desired color of the border.

how to add a border to a picture in google slides



Step 5: Click the Border weight button and choose the desired thickness of the image border.

how to put a border around pictures in google slides



Step 6: Click the Border dash button and choose the desired style of the image border.

format google slides image border



Do you need to edit out part of your picture, but you don’t want to do so in a separate program? Find out how to crop a picture in Google Slides and make it a little easier to perform the simple edits that you will occasionally need to do on the pictures you use in slideshows. newsletter

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