PowerPoint: Formatting Pictures

PowerPoint: Formatting Pictures


Once you’ve added pictures to your presentation, you’ll want to make them look as good as possible. That could mean adjusting the color, or the brightness and contrast, or even just adding a border. Simply click picture to begin and then
go to the Format tab. I’ll start by cropping this picture. Click the crop command and these black
handles will appear around the image and you’ll need to make sure that the
mouse is right over the black handle so you don’t accidentally grab a
resizing handle instead. Then just click and drag. I’m just going to crop this image a
little bit and when you’re finished click the Crop command again. Just below, you can click the drop-down arrow and if you select Crop to Shape you can choose what shape you want your picture to be. Id like this picture to have a rounded
corners, so I’ll go with the rounded rectangle shape. For some pictures, you may want to add a
border. I’m going to add a green border around this image so it will better match the heading. That’s a little hard to see so I’m going
to increase the border width by a few points. There we go! Most images aren’t perfect and that’s
where the corrections command can really help. You’ll find it in the Adjust group.From
here you can sharpen and soften the image, or you can adjust the brightness and contrast. For this one, I’m just going to make it a
little bit sharper to help bring out the details. If you want to modify the color, go to
the Color command. Here you can adjust the color saturation,
tone, or even recolor the image. I’m going to adjust the color to to
make the picture look just a little bit warmer. I think this picture looks pretty good,
now so I’m gonna go through and see if any of the other pictures need adjustments. This picture already looks really good,
but I think there are a couple things we could do to spice it up a bit. From the Format tab, go to Artistic
Effects and hover over the options and to you find one you like. Some effects may work a bit better than
others depending on the picture you’re using. This one sort of looks like a painting,
which I think works really well for this image. I’m also going to choose a picture style. These can add various types of frames and other effects to your pictures. I’m really liking the Rotated White Frame,
so let’s go with that! You know with, all the pictures in this
presentation the file size is probably getting pretty large and that might be a problem I want to email it to somebody. To fix that, I’m going to compress the
pictures. In the Adjust group, select the Compress Pictures command and you’ll have the option of deleting
cropped areas of the pictures and also changing the output resolution. Email means the lowest resolution, which
means the file size will be as small as possible. And in case I want to apply the changes to all of the pictures in the presentation. so I’m going to uncheck the box that says Apply only to this picture and then click OK. You may have noticed the picture changed a bit when I did this and that’s because compression will lower the quality of a
picture. so just remember that there’s a trade off here and you’ll have to decide whether you want higher quality images
or a smaller file size . OK, so now you know all the basics of formatting images and PowerPoint Take some time to explore all these options to create great-looking pictures for your next presentation!

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