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12/07/2016 12:33 AM

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.


12/07/2016 12:33 AM

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,


12/07/2016 12:33 AM

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?


12/07/2016 12:33 AM

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


12/07/2016 12:33 AM

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


12/07/2016 12:33 AM

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


12/07/2016 12:33 AM

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


12/07/2016 12:33 AM

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


12/07/2016 12:33 AM

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


12/07/2016 12:33 AM

Change Picture in PowerPoint 2013

Imagine you have inserted a picture in PowerPoint 2013, and then you 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


12/07/2016 12:33 AM

Picture Corrections in PowerPoint 2013

A picture needs to be corrected when it's appearance is too dark or too bright. You can 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


12/07/2016 12:33 AM

Adjust Picture Options in PowerPoint 2013

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 2013 to make these picture adjustments.


12/07/2016 12:33 AM

Recolor Picture Backgrounds in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

One of the worst things that you can do to your PowerPoint presentation is to add a busy, multi-colored picture background to your slides. However, people do that 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? Most of them look at the picture in isolation to the entire picture. As a picture, their chosen content


12/07/2016 12:33 AM

Inserting Screenshots in PowerPoint 2013

By its very nature, PowerPoint is an application that takes content of different types and arranges them all together coherently within a slide. Such content often includes text, pictures, charts, multimedia, and other types. Additionally, since many people use PowerPoint for training programs, you will find many slides that contain screenshots of computer program interfaces. Typically, you


12/07/2016 12:33 AM

Insert Picture from Facebook in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

PowerPoint 2013 enables you to insert online pictures in more than one way, and explored these various options in our Insert Online Pictures in PowerPoint 2013 tutorial. This is the last tutorial of this series, and you will learn how you can use the Facebook option to insert pictures which are uploaded within your Facebook account, straight into PowerPoint 2013. Learn how to insert pictures


12/07/2016 12:33 AM

Insert Pictures from OneDrive in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Our next option within the Insert Online Pictures in PowerPoint 2013 series of tutorials is exploring how you can insert pictures from your OneDrive account. Note that you must have some pictures already uploaded to your OneDrive folders for working with this tutorial. Luckily with OneDrive's camera upload options for all phone platforms, most of us possibly already have tons of pictures in our


12/07/2016 12:33 AM

Insert Picture from Flickr in PowerPoint 2013

There are many, many options as far as inserting pictures from online sources within PowerPoint are concerned. Other than the Bing Image Search options, you can also access Flickr. Flickr is probably the greatest online resource for pictures uploaded by photographers and enthusiasts all over the world. However, unlike with the Bing option, PowerPoint does not allow you to insert Creative


12/07/2016 12:33 AM

Insert Picture from Bing in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Now that inserting a picture from Office.com Clip Art is no longer an option, you can opt for the Bing option, which does provide Creative Common pictures. The Bing option shows picture search results directly within PowerPoint. Learn how to insert pictures from Bing in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows.


12/07/2016 12:33 AM

Insert Online Pictures in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

It's always been possible to add pictures from an online source within PowerPoint. For more than a decade, this online source has been the pictures available online at Office.com. Now with a recent update, this option is no longer available in PowerPoint 2013. Instead, you can use the Online Pictures option. This feature is very helpful as you are not limited to just the pictures available on


12/07/2016 12:33 AM

Insert and/or Link Pictures in PowerPoint 2013

When a picture is inserted on your PowerPoint slide, you are essentially doing a task that is frequent and commonplace -- and to you, this may look like an activity that's simple. But behind this simple task, there are options you may not be aware of. You know that pictures located in any of your folders can be inserted on a slide. However, have you wondered about the relation a picture on the


12/07/2016 12:33 AM

Insert Picture in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Did someone say that pictures show what words can tell? Yes, 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


12/07/2016 12:33 AM

PowerPoint Delivery, Text or Pictures, Handouts: TJ Walker with Geetesh Bajaj

Here's another podcast that I recorded with TJ Walker. In this podcast, we explore several areas: How do you balance between the text slides vs. picture slides approaches? Is there more than one presentation scenario that needs different strategies? Or is there a one-glove-fits-all option that works for all presentations? What about handouts? And when do you provide them? Do you print them, or


12/07/2016 12:33 AM

Shutterstock Plug-in for PowerPoint on Mac: Conversation with Janet Giesen

Janet Giesen is Vice President of Business Development at Shutterstock. She runs integrated partnerships, co-marketing initiatives, and data deals for the company. Before joining Shutterstock, Janet managed affiliate and digital media partnerships for American Express OPEN. Janet holds an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business, a Professional Certification in Publishing from Columbia's School of


12/07/2016 12:33 AM

FotoJet: Conversation with David Lin

David Lin is the CEO and founder of PearlMountain Technology Co., Ltd, a dedicated graphics and software development company founded in 2006. Last year, they started their new app, FotoJet online which is now recognized and loved by numerous users, and it was also recommended by the Google Chrome Store this year. FotoJet has over 200,000 registered users worldwide and is focused on collage


12/07/2016 12:33 AM

Do You Buy Stock Photos for Clients?

As a presentation designer, do you need to buy stock photos to use in your client presentations? But did you know that you may be breaking the rules, without being aware—even if you are paying to license the photos? Thanks to Nancy Duarte for highlighting this area in a recent conversation. Here is what she said: There's a little-known clause in terms of stock photo houses that states that


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