Photos are standard in any good PowerPoint presentation. A single photo can get your point across with a greater impact than any number of text slides. Here are ten photo tips to make your presentations stand out above the rest.
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Search for photos or clip art © Wendy Russell
Let's start right at the beginning. PowerPoint 2007 offers you a number of different ways to add clip art and pictures to a presentation. Perhaps the easiest way to do so is to select a slide layout
that contains a placeholder for content such as clip art and pictures.
Compress photos in PowerPoint © Wendy Russell
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.
Crop pictures to reduce file size © 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.
Retain picture placement on slide © Rachel Russell
How many times have you resized a photo on a PowerPoint slide and then must take the extra step of moving it back to the correct location? This shortcut will allow you to resize your photo and keep it still in the same place on the slide.
Save slides as pictures © Wendy Russell
Do you ever see a lovely photo on a PowerPoint slide and wish that you could save it to your own computer? Well you can.
Photo effect - 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.
PowerPoint quick photo fix © Wendy Russell
That old cliché about a picture being worth a thousand words is a great tip to remember when using PowerPoint. If you can use a photo rather than text to get your message across, then do so. However, pictures are frequently the culprit when problems arise during a presentation.
PowerPoint Digital photo albums © Wendy Russell
There are many ways to add photos to PowerPoint presentations. However, if your whole presentation is about photos, you can use the photo album feature in PowerPoint, which makes the whole process fast and easy.
You can make it a really special photo album by adding a few "bells and whistles" to jazz it up.
Add a photo as a company logo © Wendy Russell
If you need to have the same photo/clipart (such as a company logo) on every slide, the most efficient way is to insert the photo onto the slide master. Each time a new slide is added to the presentation, the photo will be present.
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