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Can I Use a Higher Image Resolution for Pictures in PowerPoint 2010?

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Increase Image Resolution for Pictures in PowerPoint 2010
Remove automatic compression of images in PowerPoint

Remove automatic compression of images in PowerPoint

© Wendy Russell

Increase Image Resolution for Pictures in PowerPoint 2010

A Question from a Reader:
"Why does PowerPoint 2010 list 220 DPI as the finest quality? I scanned pictures at 600 DPI and inserted them into PowerPoint because I want the highest resolution possible. Does PowerPoint compress them?"

The short answer is "Yes", PowerPoint does compress all pictures added to slides by reducing the image resolution. By default this setting is set to 220 dpi (dots per inch).

You can increase the resolution of images in your presentation by changing the default setting in PowerPoint to suspend the automatic compression of pictures that you use.

Increase Image Resolution

  1. Choose File > Options from the ribbon.

  2. In the PowerPoint Options dialog box, select the Advanced option in the left pane.

  3. In the section for Image Size and Quality check the option for Do not compress images in file.

  4. Click OK.
Note - Choosing the setting to not compress the pictures will apply to this presentation only. The option will have to be changed for each presentation that you create.

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