Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Using Captions in Photo Album Presentations
PowerPoint enables you to add captions for the pictures you add in a Photo Album presentation. Note that by default, the picture's file name
is used as a caption, so if the original file name was "Winter Morning.jpg", the caption you see on your slide will be "Winter Morning".
Unfortunately it is not possible to get such nice, descriptive names for all pictures -- these days most pictures are just subsequent numbers
from a digital camera - so a name like IMG06712.jpg is more common! You really don't want a caption like IMG06712 - fortunately, PowerPoint
2013 lets you change captions too! Before we learn about editing captions, let us first show how you can enable them.
Black and White Options for Photo Album Presentations
There is no doubt if you are using a rich, vibrant colored picture than olde-worlde black and white for your presentation, the colored pictures
will attract more attention. However, the visibility in terms of contrast is far superior in a black and white photo -- artists and photography
purists have long hailed the black and white picture as a creative medium. You may want to extend this creative medium to your Photo Album
presentations -- fortunately, a click or two is all that is required to create an inspirational black and white Photo Album in PowerPoint 2013.
Frame Shapes for Photo Album
The Photo Album feature allows you to insert hundreds of pictures on your slides with just two or three clicks. And these pictures can
be edited in myriad ways. You can change the picture layouts, add captions, change pictures to black and white, etc. Additionally, you
can also change the frame shapes of the pictures, to give them an effect such as drop shadows, or a black border, or even a picture
that's contained in a frame with rounded corners.
Apply Theme to Photo Album Presentations
Once you create a Photo Album, notice that the default template for Photo Album is a black background with white text. You can go ahead and
use this template - but you can easily change the appearance of the slides by applying a Theme to your Photo Album presentation. You can of
course do it outside the Photo Album presentation - in the normal way that you apply a Theme. But you can also apply a Theme right within
the Photo Album dialog box.