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Black and White Options for Photo Album Presentations in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Change color pictures to black and white within your Photo Album in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows. The amazing part is that you can also revert your photographs back to color with one click.

Rich, vibrant color attracts more attention in a picture than olde-worlde black and white. However, the contrast visible in a black and white photo is far superior. Artists and photography purists have long hailed the black and white picture as a creative medium. You may want to extend this creative medium to your Photo Album presentations. Fortunately, a click or two is all that is required to create an inspirational black and white Photo Album in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows:

  1. Open your existing Photo Album presentation, and choose the Insert tab | Photo Album | Edit Photo Album option.
  2. The Edit Photo Album dialog box opens, allowing you to edit the Photo Album.

  3. Figure 1: Edit Photo Album dialog box
  4. Within the Picture Options section, select the ALL pictures black and white checkbox, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 2, below.

  5. Figure 2: ALL pictures black and white checkbox selected


  6. As soon as the ALL pictures black and white checkbox is selected, you'll notice that the preview box also shows a grayscale picture (highlighted in blue within Figure 2, above. Compare to the same picture in Figure 1).
  7. Click the Update button (highlighted in green in Figure 2, above) to apply changes.
  8. Figure 3 shows your Photo Album presentation with all of the pictures converted into black and white (grayscale).

  9. Figure 3: Pictures converted to black and white
  10. Save your Photo Album presentation.
Tip: Want your old, color pictures back? That's easy. Access the Edit Photo Album dialog box, and uncheck the ALL pictures black and white option. Then, click the Update button!

See Also:

Photo Album: Black and White Options for Photo Album Presentations (Glossary Page)

Black and White Options for Photo Album Presentations in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows