Editing Your Photo Album in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
Learn how to access the Edit Photo Album options in PowerPoint 2010.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
OS: Microsoft Windows Vista / 7 / 8
Date Created: June 28th 2011
Last Updated: June 28th 2011
You have already learned how to create a Photo Album in PowerPoint 2010. Once the photo album has been created, you don’t reach a dead-end stop! In fact there is so much you can still do to make non-destructive edits to your photo album presentation. In this tutorial, you will learn about accessing the edit options within the Photo Album dialog box:
- Open any Photo Album presentation you have created earlier, and then access the Insert tab of the Ribbon. Locate the Images group, where you will find the Photo Album button. Click the downward arrow on the bottom half of this button to bring up a small menu that you can see in Figure 1. Choose the Edit Photo Album option in this menu.
Figure 1: The Edit Photo Album menu option
Note: Is the Edit Photo Album option in the menu grayed out? This can happen if you are editing a presentation that was not created as a Photo Album, or if you have made significant changes to your Photo Album presentation after creating it — for most practical purposes, do make any edits to your Photo Album only through the Edit Photo Album menu option shown in Figure 1.
- This opens the Edit Photo Album dialog box that you see in Figure 2. Note that the Edit Photo Album dialog box is essentially exactly the same as the Photo Album dialog box that you saw in the Creating a Photo Album in PowerPoint tutorial. The only difference here is that now you are making changes to your existing Photo Album presentation rather than creating a new one from scratch — that explains why the Create button is now called the Update (highlighted in red in Figure 2) button!
Figure 2: The Edit Photo Album dialog box
- In the next series of tutorials, you will explore all the options you can play with in the Edit Photo Album dialog. Did you know that you can convert hundreds of color photographs to black and white with one click, and revert them back to their color states with another click! Watch this space!
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