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What Does it Mean to Optimize Photos?



Optimizing is a term used to indicate a change to a photo or a graphic such as clip art, to reduce it in both visual size and file size, for use in other programs. Presentations made with programs such as PowerPoint are often filled with photos. These types of presentations can often monopolize the resources of the computer due to the size and number of graphics used. As a result, the program can become sluggish and even crash if the photos are left too large before inserting them into the presentation.

Mary optimized the photos for her PowerPoint presentation by first cropping them to feature the focal point of the picture and then reducing the file size.

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