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Compress Photos in PowerPoint 2010

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Photo Compression Reduces File Size of PowerPoint Presentations
Activate the PowerPoint Picture Tools and use the Compress Pictures button

Activate the PowerPoint Picture Tools and use the Compress Pictures button

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Note - Click here for this tutorial on Compressing Photos in PowerPoint 2007

PowerPoint 2010 Picture Tools

Reducing the file size in PowerPoint is always a good idea, particularly if your presentation is photo intense, such as in a digital photo album. Using many large photos in your presentation can cause your computer to become sluggish and possibly crash during your time in the spotlight. Photo compression can quickly reduce the file size of one or all of your photos at the same time. This is a great tool to use if you must email your presentation to colleagues or clients.

  1. Click on a picture to activate the Picture Tools, located above the ribbon.

  2. Click on the Format button if it is not already selected.

  3. The Compress Pictures button is located on the left side of the ribbon.

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