How to Add a Background Image in Sway?

Adding images in your Microsoft Sway presentation is actually quite easy as long as you have the right tools and a draft ready on your computer. The “Insert” pane in Microsoft Sway is one of the features that makes it even worthwhile to use and navigate through when it comes to designing a presentation.

How to Add a Background Image in Sway?

The background image in your Sway is just one of the many elements that are needed to be placed into your presentation to make it more visually appealing. With this, you might need to follow some steps in order to do this.

  • Step 1: Start with the “Background”

    5cda2ad194735fae29d670d46d4214220d7f9afcOn your homepage, the first thing you can see is the “Title” card which you will be placing in your background image. Quickly tap the lined square image that says “Background” which will then automatically lead you to the “Insert” pane.

  • Step 2: Type in the Search Bar the Image You Are Looking For

    1255c907ce26161b4b4b2f780aebed5d218ddb58Since clicking the “Background” will automatically lead you to the “Insert” page, Microsoft Sway will also automatically give you related images that you will be needing in your presentation. You can either pick any of these photos or if it’s specific, type in the search bar a keyword for you to find what image you want.

  • Step 3: Drag the Image to Your Sway

    988ac6a73f97250d829618558d71118993309f73If you have found the image you want to place in your presentation, drag the image into your title card. Once you have done this, the image will then show up on the left side of your “Title” card.


The resolution of the image you have placed into your Sway will remain the same. With this, you will not have to open the image into another tab just to get the best resolution since Microsoft Sway maintains it well.


What Is the Background Image in Microsoft Sway?

The background image in Microsoft Sway is the photo that you can see in the background of your text or slide in a Sway presentation.

Can you Animate Images in Microsoft Sway?

You can animate images in Microsoft Sway if you click onto “Design” mode and open up the “Styles” pane. From there, you can see sliders that can help you control how much animation you want to incorporate into your presentation.

Can you Edit Another User’s Microsoft Sway Presentation?

Yes. You can edit another user’s Microsoft Sway presentation as long as you have its copied link as well as have the access to edit.

Can you Upload Own Images in Sway?

Yes. You can upload images straight out from your computer simply by clicking the “Background” of your “Title” card and tapping the “Suggested” icon where you can see the “My Device” icon from the drop-down menu. A pop-up window will show up for you to carefully select which image from your files you want to place into your work.

Why are the Images Blurry in Sway?

The images can get blurry in Sway sometimes, especially when you have chosen images that have a lower resolution. Remember to check the resolution, which is shown in the image as well, before dragging it to your card.