Frame Shapes for Photo Album in PowerPoint 2013
Learn about the various frame shapes that you can use for the pictures in your Photo Album presentation within PowerPoint 2013.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
OS: Windows 7 and 8
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. In this tutorial, we'll make you aware of these different frame choices -- some of these can be seen in Figures 1, 2, and 3 below.
Figure 1 shows you the Rectangle and
Rounded Rectangle frames from left to right. Rectangle shows your
picture in a rectangle shape whereas Rounded Rectangle shows the same picture in a
rounded rectangle shape.
Figure 1: Rectangle and Rounded Rectangle frames
Figure 2 shows you the Simple Frame, White and the
Simple Frame, Black frames from left to right. Simple Frame, White
adds a white border around your picture. Simple Frame, Black adds a black border
around your picture.
Figure 2: Simple Frame - White and Simple Frame - Black
Figure 3 shows you the Compound Frame, Black,
Center Shadow Rectangle, and Soft Edge Rectangle frames from left
to right. Compound Frame, Black adds a compound black border around your picture.
Center Shadow Rectangle adds a shadow to the picture.
Soft Edge Rectangle makes your picture edges soft.
Figure 3: Compound Frame - Black, Center Shadow Rectangle, and Soft Edge Rectangle frames
Follow these steps to change the frame shape for your Photo Album presentation in PowerPoint 2013:
- Open your existing Photo Album presentation, and choose the Insert tab |
Photo Album |
Album option, as shown
highlighted in red within Figure 4.
Figure 4: Edit Photo Album option
- This opens the Edit Photo Album dialog box, as shown in Figure 5. The area
highlighted in red within Figure 5 includes the
options you will use to change frame shapes.
Figure 5: Edit Photo Album dialog box
- The Frame shape option will be available with all picture layouts other than
the Fit to slide layout (highlighted in blue within
Figure 5, above). For this reason, you must first
the Picture layout to some other type so that you can see what Frame shapes are available.
We chose the 1 picture layout (highlighted in red within Figure 6, below). You can see that the Frame shape option is now enabled -- click to open the Frame shape drop-down list (highlighted in blue within Figure 6).
Figure 6: Frame shape drop-down list
- Choose any of the frame shapes, and you will see a preview of its appearance (highlighted in
red within Figure 7). When done, click the Update button (highlighted
in blue within Figure 7) to apply the new frame
shape to your Photo Album.
Figure 7: Frame shape selected for the Photo Album
- Save your Photo Album presentation.
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