wikiHow to Edit Pictures Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint

If you thought that Microsoft PowerPoint was just for creating presentations, think again. You might be surprised to learn that it's also an amazing image editor. This article will show you how to use it for the purpose of editing your pictures.

Steps

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    Open Microsoft PowerPoint. Go to Start>All Programs>Microsoft Office>Microsoft PowerPoint.
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    Insert an image you would like to edit. Click on Insert>Picture> (window prompting you to select an image from your computer opens), choose an image, then open it.
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    Increase or decrease the contrast. Go to Format>Contrast.
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    Increase or decrease the brightness. Alternatively, compress the image (in terms of points per image or ppi). Go to Format>Brightness or Format>Compress.
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    Choose a picture style. For example, use a double frame, a soft edge rectangle, etc. Choose this style from Format>Picture Style.
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    Change the shape of the image. You can change it into a heart, smiley, arrow, etc. To do this, go to Format>Picture Shape.
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    Change the color of the picture border. Go to Format>Picture border.
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    Recolor the image into black and white, sepia, green or blue. Go to Format>Recolor.
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    Add shapes. You can add such shapes as stars, scrolls, thought bubbles and so on. Go to Insert>Shapes.
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    Add text, if wished. Go to Insert>TextBox. Then draw the textbox and write inside it.
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    Once satisfied with your editing, press F5. Then press Ctrl+PrtScr (to start the slideshow and take a screenshot respectively. Open MS Paint, then press Ctrl+V and save. Your image is now ready!

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Microsoft PowerPoint program
  • Images for enhancing

Article Info

Categories: PowerPoint Presentations