PowerPoint, Microsoft's presentation software, allows users to add pictures to slides by inserting them one image at a time. If you have dozens of images to insert, this task could consume much of your time. Fortunately, PowerPoint comes with a "Photo Album" feature that lets you add multiple pictures quickly. Simply select images from your hard drive, decide how you want them to appear in the slide show and click a button. PowerPoint will process the pictures and generate a professional-looking presentation.
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Open PowerPoint. Click "New Slide" to create a new slide.
Click "Insert" and then "Photo Album." PowerPoint will display the "Photo Album" window.
Click "File/Disk" to open the "Insert New Pictures" window. This window shows the folders and files on your hard drive.
Hold down your "CTRL" key and left-click pictures that you want to include in the presentation.
Click "Insert." PowerPoint will display the file names in the "Pictures in album" text box. Click "File/Disk" again to add additional pictures.
Click a file name in the text box to view a thumbnail image. Images in the list will appear in the slide show in the order that they appear in the list. To change that order, click a file name and then click the "Up" or "Down" arrow in the centre of the window.
Click the "Rotate" button to rotate an image. Click the "Brightness" and "Contrast" buttons to adjust those image properties.
Click the drop-down arrow next to "Picture Layout." PowerPoint will display a list of layout options. These options include "Fit to slide," "Two pictures per slide" and "One picture with title."
Select a layout option and click "Create." PowerPoint will add the pictures to the presentation. Press "F5" to preview the slide show.
Tips and warnings
- To produce a black-and-white slide show, select the "All pictures black and white" option in the "Photo Album" window. PowerPoint will generate a black-and-white presentation.
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