Photos are an important part of any PowerPoint presentation. Photos have more impact than any text slide to get your point across. Here are ten photo tips to make your presentations stand out above the rest.
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photos © Cathy Moreau
PowerPoint presentations are often filled with photos. Photo presentations can frequently monopolize the resources of the computer due to the size and number of photos used, resulting in a sluggish computer or even a computer crash if the photos are left too large. This is where editing comes into play.
Optimizing photos is an 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.
Search for PowerPoint clip art © Wendy Russell
For anyone who has been making presentations for a while, this is an easy task. But, for a newbie to PowerPoint, you need to learn right from the beginning.
Compress pictures in PowerPoint © Wendy Russell
A single photo or all pictures in your PowerPoint presentation can be compressed quickly to reduce the overall file size of the presentation. This is especially important if the presentation will be emailed to colleagues or clients.
Crop pictures in PowerPoint © Wendy Russell
Cropping pictures in PowerPoint has two bonuses for your presentation.
- You get rid of extra stuff in the picture that is not necessary to make your point.
- You reduce the overall file size of your presentation.
Save PowerPoint slide as a photo © Wendy Russell
How often do you see a lovely photo on a PowerPoint slide and wish that you could save it? Well you can.
Change photo from b & w to color © Wendy Russell
Give the effect that Dorothy saw when she visited the land of Oz. Have your picture convert from black and white to color before your eyes.
Crop photo to reduce file size © Wendy Russell
The biggest mistake most people make with regard to using photos in PowerPoint is that they insert the photo they downloaded from the camera. You took a fabulous photo, at a high resolution to ensure a great shot. But, what most people don't realize is that the high photo quality is not necessary for an onscreen presentation.
Create a digital photo album © Wendy Russell
You can make it a really special photo album by adding a few "bells and whistles" to jazz it up.
Flash Movie © Sandi Bumstead, used with permission
Want to spice up your PowerPoint presentations with images or even video? This short video shows you how to import, adjust, and arrange media into your slides.
See Also - 10 Graphics Tips for PowerPoint 2003