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Exporting PNGs and Other Graphic File Formats in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Learn how to export PNGs and other graphic file formats (JPG, TIFF, WMF, EMF) in PowerPoint 2013.


Product/Version: PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

OS: Windows 7 and higher

PowerPoint allows you to save your slides to many graphic file formats, which can later be used in other applications as required. One of the most popular graphic formats that you can export your slides to is PNG. This tutorial will show you how you can export slides to PNG, but using the same process; you can also export to other graphic file formats such as JPG, GIF, TIF, BMP, WMF, EMF, etc. Follow these steps to export some or all of your slides to a picture file format such as PNG in PowerPoint 2013:

  1. Open the presentation from which you want to export slides as PNGs or any other graphic file format.
  2. With the presentation open, choose the File | Save As menu option, shown in Figure 1. Also choose the saving destination, you can opt to save locally on your computer or on a cloud location you are signed into (such as OneDrive).

    Save As option selected within the File menu
    Figure 1: Save As option selected within the File menu
  3. This summons the Save As dialog box, as shown in Figure 2.

    Save As dialog box
    Figure 2: Save As dialog box
  4. Click the Save as type list (highlighted in red within Figure 2, above) to open a drop-down list that you can see in Figure 3. In this drop-down list, select PNG Portable Network Graphics Format (*.png), as shown in Figure 3, or you can choose any other graphic file format. Then, click the Save button (highlighted in blue within Figure 2, above).

    PNG file type chosen
    Figure 3: PNG file type chosen
  5. In the resulting message window, you get to choose from exporting every slide in the presentation, or just the current slide (see Figure 4). Choose the option you want.

    Choose between saving All Slides or Just This One
    Figure 4: Choose between saving All Slides or Just This One
  6. If you select Just This One, the resultant PNG or graphic file is saved in the location you chose. If you select the All Slides option, PowerPoint creates a folder in the location chosen, and places all graphic files within that folder. It also informs you the folder location, as shown in Figure 5. Click OK to dismiss this message box.

    Path of the folder where PNGs are saved
    Figure 5: Path of the folder where PNGs are saved
  7. You can now shut your presentation, save if prompted. All graphic files will be available to you in the location specified.

See Also:

Exporting PNGs and other Graphic File Formats (JPG, TIFF, WMF, EMF) in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac
Exporting PNGs and other Graphic File Formats (JPG, TIFF, WMF, EMF) in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
Exporting PNGs from PowerPoint 2007 for Windows

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