Modifying an Imported Image

Reference Number: KB-00287
Last Modified: July 16, 2015

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors or Home Designer Essentials


I have a picture file that I would like to import into Home Designer. Once imported, I would like to modify the image so that I can use it as a template for drawing my floor plan. How is this accomplished?


After importing an image into floor plan view, it can be selected and resized or cropped.

To select and modify the image

  1. Using the Select Objects tool click on the picture to select it.

    • Edit handles will display in the center of the image, all four corners of the image, and on each side of the image.

    • Dragging the corner sizing handles will allow resizing the image proportionally.

    • Dragging the side or bottom handles will allow you to crop the image vertically or horizontally.

    • Dragging the center handle will move the image around.

    • One last handle is also present above the bottom of the picture. This appears as a triangle, and allows the image to be rotated.

By selecting an image and then selecting the appropriate handle, an image can be precisely resized and placed in plan view.