Change Picture in PowerPoint 2013
Learn how to change (replace) one picture into another in PowerPoint 2013.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
OS: Windows 7 and 8
Imagine you have
picture in PowerPoint 2013, and then applied various picture editing options to enhance its appearance. For example, we added a border,
etc., and our output picture now looks like what you can see in Figure 1. We 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 same tasks: adding all sorts of picture edits and animating them.
Figure 1: Picture applied with various enhancing options
And then you realize that you have a better picture, or your boss asked you to change the existing picture to another one, but with all the same effects and animations! You would probably delete the original picture and start all over again, and yes, that is a long process! Or you can change any existing picture into another with just a couple of clicks -- retaining all effects and animations. Explore more by following these steps:
- Select the picture that you want to change without losing the added effects and/or animations. This brings up the
Picture Tools Format tab on the
Ribbon (highlighted in
red within Figure 2) -- make sure that this contextual
tab is activated. Within the Picture Tools Format tab, click the
Change Picture button (highlighted in blue within
Figure 2: Change Picture button within the Picture Tools Format tab
Alternatively, right-click the picture to bring up the contextual menu, as shown in Figure 3. Within the contextual menu, select the Change Picture option, as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3: Change Picture option to be selected
- Either of these option summons the Insert Picture dialog box that you can see in
Figure 4. Within this dialog box select the Browse hyperlink, as shown
in red within Figure 4.
Figure 4: Insert Picture dialog box
Tip: You can also use any of the other options -- we explain these options in our Insert Online Pictures in PowerPoint 2013 tutorial.
- This brings up the Insert Picture dialog box, navigate to the folder which contains
your replacement picture. Select the picture, and click the Insert button
(highlighted in red within Figure 4).
Figure 5: Insert Picture dialog box
- This replaces the old picture with the new selected picture as shown in Figure 6.
Compare Figures 6 and 1, shown earlier on this page -- you'll see that the pictures in
both Figures have the same reflection effect and also the same white colored border. In fact, even the
animations for both the pictures are the same, although you cannot see the animation within the Figures
on this page. Nothing has been changed other than the picture itself.
Figure 6: Picture replaced with a new picture
- Save your presentation often.
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