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01/19/2017 11:48 PM

YAY Images Add-in for PowerPoint: Conversation with Jan Ole Kjellesvig

Jan Ole Kjellesvig is COO and one of the founders of YAY Images, one of Europe’s leading stock photo agencies. YAY is built on a strong technological platform, and focuses on innovative ways to distribute content worldwide, both directly and through strategic partnerships. In 2014 they launched the new image licensing model called “streaming”, which has caught the attention of the industry. Jan


01/19/2017 11:48 PM

Reposition Picture Fills with Crop in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

To make a visually strong PowerPoint presentation, you should use shapes and pictures. You can also fill your shapes with pictures. Maybe sometimes you end up with not so desirable results. Primarily, you'll find that PowerPoint insists on filling the entire picture within the shape. In the process, the picture itself may appear distorted. Fortunately, regaining this lost proportion is an easy


01/19/2017 11:48 PM

Reset Pictures in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Once a picture is inserted within PowerPoint, any manipulations you make to that picture are strictly only on the surface. The appearance of the picture changes on the slide, but the unaltered picture is stored within your PowerPoint presentation. This is an awesome feature because if you make many changes to a picture and then regret experimenting, you can just reset your picture rather than


01/19/2017 11:48 PM

Change Picture in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Imagine you inserted a picture in PowerPoint 2016, and then applied various picture editing options to enhance its appearance. For example, you may have added a border, applied some Picture Effects, etc. Probably, you then added both Fade and Zoom animations, synced them to happen together, and also timed the animations to occur at a particular speed. You may find yourself often doing these


01/19/2017 11:48 PM

Artistic Effects for Pictures in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

PowerPoint is a slide program but that doesn't mean that it does not have some cool picture editing tricks up its sleeve. When we say "cool", we certainly do not mean just inserting a picture, or even the fact that you can apply corrections or recolor hues. PowerPoint 2016 provides around 23 filters as part of its Artistic Effects options. Some of these filters (effects) can make your pictures


01/19/2017 11:48 PM

Changing Color of Pictures in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

One of the coolest options for editing pictures in PowerPoint is to change the hue of your entire picture so that it looks almost like a duotone picture. Similar to how you apply corrections to your inserted pictures, this Color option can also help you do more with your pictures. Be aware though that this Color option does not work like a coloring book; rather it changes the overall hue color


01/19/2017 11:48 PM

Picture Corrections in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

A picture needs to be "corrected" when its appearance is too dark or too bright. You could end up with pictures that need correction if the lighting was not proper when you clicked the original picture. Additionally, you may also want to make some tonal changes to a picture so that it stands apart. In this tutorial, you will learn how to make corrections to inserted pictures regarding their


01/19/2017 11:48 PM

Talk Like a Rosling: Conversation with Rob Dysell

Rob Dysell is the CMO of Pickit. His job is to make sure that the perceived offer of the online service is always increasing and that sales are successful. Rob has worked over 10 years in advertising, design and digital marketing. Before working at Pickit, he ran the strategic department of the advertising Agency Acne in Stockholm. He has a mixed background: after graduating in social sciences,


01/19/2017 11:48 PM

Remove Background from Pictures in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Do you want to remove a sky, a wall, any backdrop, or something else in a photograph so that the slide background shows through within those removed parts of the picture? The Remove Background option may be just what you need to remove the backdrop from an inserted picture. Learn how to remove a part of your picture to make a transparent background in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


01/19/2017 11:48 PM

Create a Pop-out Effect in PowerPoint

Do you always struggle to make people focus on your presentations? Maybe you’re not a Photoshop pro who can spice up the images by using fancy layers and filters. Has it ever occurred to you that you can add the same Pop-out effect right in your PowerPoint presentation? Let’s see how we can create a Remove Background effect or the Pop-out effect. It can be used if you have many images in your


01/19/2017 11:48 PM

Crop Pictures (Crop to Shape) in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

While you can conventionally crop pictures in PowerPoint to a rectangular constraint, you can also opt to use another shape to crop instead. This tutorial explains the Crop to Shape option that lets you choose non-rectangular cropping shapes for your pictures; the results tend to look like a picture has been contained within a shape. Learn to crop pictures using the Crop to Shape option in


01/19/2017 11:48 PM

Crop Pictures in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

After inserting a picture in your slide, you should first consider if the picture you have used complements the message of your presentation and slide. Even if it is relevant, you should consider making it more pertinent by removing the areas that may be not required. In other words, you must ponder and decide whether you want to use PowerPoint's Crop options. Cropping an area removes


01/19/2017 11:48 PM

Insert and/or Link Pictures in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Inserting a picture on PowerPoint slide is a frequent and commonplace task, and to you, this may look like a simple activity. But this simple task includes few options. You know that pictures located in any of your folders can be inserted on a slide. By default, PowerPoint retains no relation; even if you delete or move the original picture file you inserted, the copy on your slide will still


01/19/2017 11:48 PM

Picture Borders in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

In PowerPoint, the Picture Border option adds an outline or even a beautiful frame to your picture. Once you insert a picture on your slide, you can apply various Adjust Picture options. You can also apply any of the preset Picture Styles available for the picture. In this tutorial, we'll explore how to add a border to an inserted picture in PowerPoint 2016. Learn how to add and edit Picture


01/19/2017 11:48 PM

Picture Effects in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

After inserting pictures within your PowerPoint slide, you may want to change their appearance. You can add distinctive borders to your pictures or use the various Adjust Picture options. Alternatively, you can directly apply preset Picture Styles as well. These Picture Styles are based on PowerPoint's Picture Effects capabilities and add some effects with a click. Most of the time, this means


01/19/2017 11:48 PM

Picture Styles in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Similar to Shape Styles for the shapes on your slide, PowerPoint also provides Picture Styles for your inserted pictures. With a single click, Picture Styles can transform a simple looking picture to something that's more distinct. Note that unlike Shape Styles, Picture Styles are not Theme specific. They just transform your picture to make it look stylish by applying a border, or 3-D effect,


01/19/2017 11:48 PM

Adjust Picture Options in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

After a picture is inserted on your PowerPoint slide, you might want to make adjustments to the picture itself so that it looks distinctive and focused. You can change a picture's look by resizing, cropping, changing color values, adjusting saturation, or by applying artistic effects. In this tutorial, we'll explore the options available within PowerPoint 2016 to make these picture adjustments.


01/19/2017 11:48 PM

Recolor Picture Backgrounds in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Adding a busy, multi-colored picture background to your slides is one of the worst things you can do to your PowerPoint presentation. People do so all the time, and in the process, they compromise the subtlety and contrast of any content on their slides. So why do they do so? As a picture, their chosen content may appear awesome. However, placing the same picture as a backdrop for text, charts,


01/19/2017 11:48 PM

Clichés: Stack of Coins Pictures

Let’s admit that coins can look beautiful, especially if they are golden! Add an interesting light source and a stack of gold coins does appear warm and secure. However, what was once interesting can soon become boring; and then you may no longer like pictures that contain neat stacks of properly arranged coins. Are coins synonymous with wealth? Are there other, better options?


01/19/2017 11:48 PM

Resize, Rotate, and Flip Pictures in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

PowerPoint provides various picture enhancement options such as Picture Adjustments, Picture Styles, Picture Effects, and Picture Borders. Beyond these options, there are some very significant yet basic picture editing options that you should consider. These include learning how you can Resize, Rotate, and Flip pictures. All of these options help you to enhance the look of your inserted


01/19/2017 11:48 PM

Insert Online Pictures in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

For more than a decade, the online source of pictures for PowerPoint has been the pictures available online at Office.com. Now this option is no longer available in PowerPoint. Instead, you can use the Online Pictures option. This feature is very helpful as you are not limited to just the pictures available on your system. You get other picture sources, some of which also include Creative


01/19/2017 11:48 PM

Insert Pictures in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

It is true that both pictures and words are important, and they both play complementary roles. If you had to choose just one of them; then seeing is a much more important part of presenting. Presentations, by their very nature, are meant to be seen since they evoke actions such as project, display, or broadcast; and all of these actions represent visual media. Text and speaking are important


01/19/2017 11:48 PM

Reset Pictures in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Once a picture is inserted within PowerPoint, any manipulations you make to that picture are strictly only on the surface. The appearance of the picture changes on the slide, but the unaltered picture is stored within your PowerPoint presentation. Essentially that's good because if you make many changes to a picture -- and then regret experimenting -- then you can just reset your picture rather


01/19/2017 11:48 PM

Changing Color of Pictures in PowerPoint 2013

Working with pictures in PowerPoint 2013 can be so much fun and fulfilling at the same time. One of the coolest options is to recolor the hue of your entire picture so that it looks almost like a duotone picture. You have already learned how to apply corrections to your inserted pictures, and this Color option can help you do more with your pictures. Be aware though that this Color option does


01/19/2017 11:48 PM

Artistic Effects for Pictures in PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint is a slide program but that doesn't mean that it does not have some cool picture editing tricks up its sleeve. When we say "cool", we certainly do not mean just inserting a picture, or even the fact that you can apply corrections or recolor hues. PowerPoint 2013 provides around 23 filters as part of its Artistic Effects options. Some of these filters (effects) can make your pictures


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