As part of the Microsoft Office for Mac software suite, PowerPoint is used by professionals and educators all over the world to create quality presentations. This amazing program also gives you the ability to edit your photo or image within the presentation. This function can be a huge time-saver since you do not have to open the photo with another program, manipulate the image and then import it into PowerPoint.
1. First add a photo to a slide. You may be able to find one in the Clip Art folder that will work for you. If not choose one from your photos folder. While it is always a good idea to take your own photographs so you know that you own them, the internet offers innumerable stock photos where the rights to use them can be purchased from stock photo sites. If you plan to publish your presentation or distribute it to a wide audience, purchasing an image may be the way to go. There are websites that will allow you to download free photos and images to use in your work. It really depends on the subject matter of your presentation.
2. Next choose the tools on the Format Picture Tab to make the changes you want to make to the photograph. With just a few clicks you can adjust the brightness and contrast of the photo. You can also apply an accent color or create a filter, which will give your image a unique look. You may also want to crop the image, so that the focus is really where you want it to be.
3. Apply one of the pre-defined picture styles to give the image an attractive border, or effects like shadows and reflections. To use this tool, under Picture Styles, click Effects, then point to a type of effect you want, and then click on it. You can see more styles by pointing to a style, and then clicking on the down arrow. To use this tool, under Picture Styles, click Effects, then point to a type of effect you want, and then click on it. You can see more styles by pointing to a style, and then clicking on the down arrow. To add or change a shadow, reflection, bevel, glow, or 3-D rotation, click the picture, and then click Format Picture. Under Picture Styles, you will want to click Effects, and then choose the effect you want and click on it.
4. Make sure to check out the other options on the Picture Format Tab. The “Remove Background” tool allows you to show only certain parts of the image that want people to see. The “Compress” option allows you to reduce the file size for sharing via email or for printing.
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