Compressing Pictures in PowerPoint
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Date Created: May 1st 2008
Last Updated: June 14th 2012
There are plenty of third party programs that provide compression options in PowerPoint. Many of these also work with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel files to provide a full suite of optimization options across Microsoft Office programs.
Here’s a list of some of these programs, along with links to their full reviews on Indezine.com:
- Neuxpower NXPowerLite is among the most well known programs in
this category – their latest version works with Word, Excel,
and PowerPoint, and is also compatible with Office 2007. www.indezine.com/products/powerpoint/addin/nxpowerlite3.html
- PPTminimizer is from Balesio, a German company that also creates
several other products such as TurboDemo. PPTminimizer can also
search for PowerPoint and other Office file formats on your computer
and apply automatic compression. www.indezine.com/products/powerpoint/addin/pptminimizer3.html
- PowerShrink from TopByte Labs works with PowerPoint files, and
Word and Excel files from Office 2007. PowerShrink can also extract
all images from Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files with just one
- PPTshare File Compressor optimizes and saves your PowerPoint presentation to a new file so that the original PowerPoint file is left unaltered. PPTshare compresses the graphics and embedded documents contained in the presentation – the optimized presentation can be then sent through e-mail with a single click. www.indezine.com/products/powerpoint/addin/filecompressor.html
Whichever third-party tool you use, do remember that most of these provide several extra features that may make it worth buying them – all of them also have trial versions so that you can actually work with them and ascertain their worthiness.
PowerPoint 2007’s Automatic Compression
Although most of the time, PowerPoint 2007’s automatic compression can be a good thing, it can become a problem area if you need to print to high res quality – or if you need to create digital scrapbooks or photo albums in PowerPoint.
Learn more about working with this feature at: www.scrapbookpresentations.com/ideas/
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