Google Drive Presentations and Slides Gets Cropping, Borders and Masks

March 26, 2014 - Written By Christina Cooper

Google Drive has become a staple on many computers throughout the world. With awesome features like real-time collaboration and editing, the ability to upload media and share documents and the awesome add-ons that you can install, it’s no wonder why it’s doing pretty well. Google Drive syncs to your smartphone so that you always have everything available at your fingertips when you need it. You can share presentations so that a group can work on them together, and you can share uploaded media with pretty much anyone. I use Google Drive every day, and I back everything up to it. Google makes it extremely easy to love this service, especially since they updated their storage plans.

Google has done a pretty good job at constantly sending out new updates to help consumers enjoy the product more. There’s a lot that you can do within Google Drive. You can create new documents, create presentations with slideshows, create drawings and make spreadsheets and forms. Today Google has announced that they are updating their Slides and Drawing portions of Google Drive to accommodate more photo editing tools.

These changes come in the form of cropping, masks and borders. These are pretty useful because you now have more control over what your images look like within your presentations. Now you have more options when it comes to your masks. For example, you can create cropped images in the form of hearts, circles and even squares. There are tons of options to choose from, and they come in different shapes and designs. You’ll also notice that you can added borders and change the color of the border, as well.

The update is supposed to show up over the next couple of hours, but when I checked my Google Drive, it was already there. The update is pretty nice if you use Google Drive to upload or back up your photos or make presentations. Now you can edit those pictures as well, instead of having to use an extension or a different application. It makes using the service more efficient.

Do you use Google Drive for your everyday needs? If so, what are some other updates you’d like to see in the future?