Replacing Theme Images with Your Own Media
The photos you see featured in each Keynote theme are actually media placeholders.
By dragging your own images or movie files to these placeholders, your media is
automatically sized, positioned, and framed to fit the slide’s theme.
To test whether the media on a slide is a placeholder, let the pointer rest over it
and see if a help tag appears instructing you to drag your own media file to the
Here are ways to work with media placeholders:
To replace a media placeholder with your own image, movie, or audio file, drag it from
the Media Browser, the Finder, or another application to the placeholder.
To resize or reposition your image within a media placeholder, click the Edit Mask
button that hovers over the image after you’ve dropped it onto the placeholder, and
then do any of the following:
To resize your image within the placeholder, drag the resize handle above the
Edit Mask button.
To reposition your image within the placeholder, position the pointer over the image (the
pointer may appear as a hand), and then drag the image to position it where you want.
To replace an item you’ve already placed in a media placeholder, drag a new file to it. You
don’t have to delete the old file first.
To reposition a media placeholder on the slide canvas, drag the placeholder to where
To remove a media placeholder from the slide canvas, select the placeholder and press
the Delete key.
To learn about creating media placeholders, or converting them to non-placeholders,
in order to customize a master slide, see “Defining Media Placeholders” on page 234.