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OpenOffice Writer User Guide
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Modifying an image

When you insert a new imageor select one already present in the document, the Picture toolbar appears. This toolbar can be either floating or docked. Figure 235 showswhat the Picture toolbar looks like when it is floating. Two other toolbars can be opened from this one: the Graphic Filter toolbar, which can be torn off and placed elsewhere on the window and the Color toolbar, which opens as a separate floating toolbar.

From these toolbars, you can apply small corrections to the graphic or obtain special effects.


For more sophisticated adjustments, it is better to use an image manipulation program, such as GIMP. GIMP is an open-source graphics program which can be downloaded from

You can find out more information about the graphic filter and what its elements do by selecting the Find tab in Help (Help> Help), pressing the F1key, or by clicking on an element that has a dialog box and selecting Help.Then, type Graphic Filter Bar into the Search termtext boxand press Find.

Note: Graphics mode (3) can be Default, Grayscale, Black/White, or Watermark.

Figure 235. Picture toolbar plus tear-off Graphic Filter toolbar and floating Color toolbar

1 From File

2 Filter

3 Graphics mode

4 Color

5 Transparency

6 Flip Horizontally

7 Flip Vertically

8 Graphics Properties

9 Invert

10 Smooth

11 Solarization

12 Aging

13 Charcoal Sketch

14 Relief

15 Mosaic

16 Posterize

17 Pop Art

18 Sharpen

19 Remove Noise

20 Red

21 Green

22 Blue

23 Brightness

24 Contrast

25 Gamma

Figure 236 provides examples of some of the changes available on the Picture toolbar.

Original Image

Mirrored Vertically

Mirrored Horizontally

Light 50%

Contrast 50%

Red 50%

Green 50%

Blue 50%

Figure 236. Some graphic effects that can be changed from the Picture toolbar

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