Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

If I paste in an image into Pages '09, it scales the image, creating something that is either too small, or too large. Trying to resize these is driving me crazy, how can I either prevent this from happening, or quickly get it back to its original size?

share|improve this question
Have you tried grabbing a corner of the image and resizing? It's quite easy to do. – Richard Mar 12 '12 at 16:46
up vote 3 down vote accepted

In the "Inspector" on the "metrics" tab click "Original Size".

enter image description here

And for inserting images I prefer from the menu "Insert" and then "Choose..." or ++V

enter image description here

share|improve this answer
Wonderful, thanks! – swilliams Mar 12 '12 at 20:17
I'm having the same problem, but the 'Original size' button just restores it to the 2x-size I get when I drag and drop the image. Any ideas? – Joost Feb 16 '14 at 9:55

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.