This tutorial covers the Picture options on the Format Shape/Format Picture window. (Click here for an overview of the other formatting options on this window.)

The following picture options are available for images, screenshots, and characters. They're also available for shapes, captions, and text boxes that are filled with pictures or textures.


The Recolor options let you quickly change the color, brightness, contrast, and transparency of a picture. 

  • Preset: Use this selector to alter the color of the picture. The choices you see here complement your quiz's theme colors, which are part of your quiz’s design theme
  • Brightness, Contrast, and Transparency: Drag the slider for these options or enter a value in the corresponding fields to change the picture's brightness, contrast, and transparency. (Transparency is only available for pictures, screenshots, and characters.)


The Blend options give you even more control over the color qualities of an image. To apply a color blend, first choose the color you want to use. Then choose a blend mode.

  • Color: Use this selector to choose a color from the Theme Colors or Standard Colors. (The theme colors are controlled by your quiz’s design theme.) For additional color choices, click More Colors. This opens a window where you can select or create a custom color.
  • Mode: Use this selector to choose the way the color affects the image you're working with.

You may need to experiment with different combinations of colors and modes until you find the look you want. As an example, here's an image in its untouched form and with a standard green color applied in various color modes:

Reset Picture

If you change your mind about the customizations you've made or just want to start over, click Reset picture to return the image to its default settings.