If you’ve ever thought about saving objects or entire slides from your PowerPoint presentation as images for use in another program, you’re in luck. That’s exactly what you can do in a few easy steps.
Saving Objects as Images in PowerPoint
Saving an object or even multiple objects from your PowerPoint presentation is extremely convenient. This makes the trick so useful that by default the objects are saved as a transparent PNG file, which means that you do not have the invasive background that you would otherwise have if you just take a simple screenshot.
The following slide is used as an example in the next sections. In this slide we have a total of four objects:
- Image (“The Geek”)
- Text box (title)
- Text box (subtitle)
- Shape (Line)
Saving a single object as an image
To save an object as an image, you must first select the object to save. In this example we select our title.
Right-click on the object and select “Save as Image” from the displayed menu.
Next, rename your file, select the file type you want, and click Save.
 Your object is now saved as image! Pretty neat, right? Now you may wonder why you ever had to do this, and understandably. As mentioned earlier, the real benefit is if you want to save multiple objects from a slide as a single image.
Saving multiple objects as a single image
Let’s go back to our sample slide to see how it is done.
First, you must select the objects that you want to save as an image. To select multiple objects in a slide, hold down the Ctrl key while clicking each object. In this sample slide we have four objects and we will select all four.
From here, the process of saving the objects as images is the same as before. Right-click on any of the selected objects, choose Save As Image from the menu, give the file a name, select a file type, and click Save. Now you have a single image of all selected objects!  As an example, let’s see what the picture looks like when used in Word.
This works well if you do not want the background of the PowerPoint file slide in the image, but in that case you can just save the entire slide as an image.
Save entire slide as image
In Normal view mode, select the desired slide Save as image from the left pane. In this example we will select slide 1.
Now select the “File” tab.
Select the location where you want to save the file, name the file, and then select the image file type. In this example, we select the PNG format.
Once you are done, click “Save” new window will be displayed. Here you can choose to save all or just the slide you have selected as an image. We choose “Just This One”.
Now your selected slide will be saved as image! Here’s an example of what it would look like if we put it in Word.
With this method, your image will look clean and professional.
PowerPoint slides sometimes need to be saved in the form of images. This might be the case when you may be looking to extract content like maps, charts, diagrams, photos, etc. By converting PowerPoint slides to image format, you can also use them across other projects such as a blog post, research paper, official document and the like. In this post we will show you How To Save a PowerPoint Slide as a Picture.
Converting a Slide to Image Format in PowerPoint
For the purpose of this post, we will be using the Company Profile PowerPoint Template, where we have customized the slide with the SlideModel logo, title and sub-title.
Step 1: To save your slide(s) to image format, go to File-> Save As.
Step 2: You will be provided the option to pick a destination for your file. If you are using PowerPoint 2013, you can choose to not only save your image to your computer but also to your OneDrive account.
Step 3: In the next step, choose an image format from the dialog box that pops-up. The most common image format you can pick is JPEG, however, you can also choose to save your slide in other image formats like PNG, TIFF or GIF. To save your image file, click Save to continue.
Step 4: in the prompt that follows, you can choose to either save the current slide as an image or save all slides in the presentation to your preferred image format.
The below screenshot shows a PowerPoint slide in JPEG image format. Needless to say, you can view and edit the converted images using a picture viewer and image manipulation tool.
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Do you need to create a picture with text on it, or with a group of objects that you cannot assemble in another program? Powerpoint 2013 offers a lot of control over what you put on your slide, and can serve as one of the best image editors on many computers. So if you have created a slide that you want to save as a picture in Powerpoint 2013, then you may be wondering how to do it.
Fortunately you can choose to save individual slides as pictures in the program, or you can choose to save each individual slide of your presentation as a picture. So follow our guide below to learn how.
Save a Slide as a Picture in Powerpoint 2013
The steps in this article will show you how to save an individual slide as a JPEG picture. Note that you will also have the option as saving each slide in the presentation as a picture in the last step as well, if you wish to save all of the slides as pictures.
Step 1: Open your slideshow in Powerpoint 2013.
Step 2: Click the slide that you want to save as a picture from the column on the left side of the window.
Step 3: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.
Step 4: Click Save As in the column on the left side of the window.
Step 5: Select the location where you would like to save the picture.
Step 6: Click the drop-down menu to the right of Save as type, then click the JPEG option.
Step 7: Click the Save button.
Step 8: Click the Just This One button.
You will then be able to go to the location where you save the image and view it.
Do you have a picture that you want to use as the background of your presentation? Learn how to add a background picture in Powerpoint 2013.
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I am using Powerpoint to layout the look and feel of some Apps we are building. I am using a custom size in the “Page Setup” that matches the size of the iPad. For the purpose of this discussion I am using 1535×2048.
After I have laid out the page I can do a “save as pictures” and save the entire slide as a PNG and it is the correct height and width. This works perfectly if I want the whole page as a single image.
What I then am trying to do is to break down the page into the various “Layers/Elements” So for example I will group things together and use the right click “save as picture” on the group/image/element as a .png
So here is where I run into a problem and am wondering if somebody knows how I can fix or address:
When I use the “Save as picture” on a group or an element within the page, I save the file as a .png. When I open this newly created .png in an image editor or look at the properties the image is not saved at the actual size it displays on the PPT slide. In fact it saves the image at 57% of the size that is displayed on the powerpoint slide.
So any Layer/Element needs to be resized 175% in order for it to match what is dislpayed on the screen.
Another thing I noticed was that if you save as picture the entire page it saves at 72DPI, but if you save an element it saves at 150dpi.
So here is my question. Is there a way to set the save as picture preferences? Is there a reason why PPT saves elements at 57% of their displayed size? And is there a way to set these preferences.
I. Save slides as pictures – to do so, follow the next steps:
1. On the File tab, click the Save As. and then choose one of the picture formats:
Note: JPEG File Interchange Format (*.jpg) is usually the best option; it is widely supported and uses compression for making files smaller.
2. After choosing the format, click Save.
3. In the Microsoft PowerPoint dialog box, you can:
- Save all slides like different pictures in the folder with the name of your presentation
- Save just this one slide with the name of your presentation
II. In the presentation, you can insert every saved picture – see Fast way to create photo album in PowerPoint:
You can delete the first slide.
Sure, it will work only if you don’t use any action in your presentation.
To save animation in the new presentation, you need to save as a picture of all parts of the animation step-by-step.
In the final presentation, locate all step-by-step pictures in order for the animation to appear. Technically it means to have several new slides in place of one with animation, visually you won’t see the difference.
Note: If your PowerPoint presentation includes a lot of pictures, then the file size will be bigger than the original one.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to ask OfficeToolTips team.
Lets say that we have a nice PowerPoint presentation with lot of pictures and images embedded in the slides. How can we extract the images out of the presentation and save them as a JPG or PNG files? This is a common problem that lot of people have when dealing with PowerPoint files that are received by email or downloaded from the Internet. Fortunately, there are some good solutions to this problem. Lets see 5 simple ways to extract images from PPT presentations and templates.
1. Save the PowerPoint to HTML and get the images
As an example, let’s take the above PowerPoint presentation that contains unseen images and backgrounds in your slide and then lets try to extract the pictures from the PPT slideshow. All you have to do is export the Powerpoint Presentation as an HTML web page by choosing File and then Save As. Now pick .html as the output folder or learn more in how to export PowerPoint to HTML.
PowerPoint will automatically extract every picture embedded in the PPT file and save it to the local folder.
You can use the same approach to extract extract sound and music from your PowerPoint presentations.
Or if you are not familiar with HTML then you may try to File -> Save As and choose an image format like .JPG or .PNG in order to save the entire presentation slides as numbered images.
2. Use a 3rd Party Software to extract the images from .PPT files
There are software packages and PowerPoint add ins that can be very helpful to automate the extraction of images from slides. In How to extract images from eBooks and Documents from Blogsolute we can learn about SomePDF that is a free tool that allows us to easily capture an image from a PDF file and save it as a JPEG, PNG, or TIFF file.
Some PDF Images Extract software is a standalone program for extracting images from PDF files. It does not require Adobe Acrobat, or Acrobat Reader for installation.
You can pull images from PowerPoint files and other documents in whatever number, quality, and format you want with Some PDF Images Extract.
- Microsoft Word 2007+ ( .docx / .docm )
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2007+ ( .pptx / .pptm )
- Microsoft Excel 2007+ ( .xlsx / .xlsm )
- Electronic Publication Books ( .epub ) like the format used by eReaders as iPad and Kindle Fire
- Comic Book Archive (.cbz )
- OpenDocument Text ( .odt )
- OpenDocument Presentation ( .odp )
- OpenDocument Spreadsheet ( .ods )
3. If you are a developer, use C# to automate and export the slides to files
If you are a .NET developer, you can use Interop libraries and C# or VB to communicate with PowerPoint and get valuable information from the slides. You can export the entire presentation to JPG images or just find the shapes and images that you want to extract from the PowerPoint presentation. This may require some advanced skills but there are some good snippets around that can be very helpful.
If you are interested to learn more about how to use Microsoft Interop libraries for Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010, then we recommend to read How to export slides with C#.
4. Upload your presentation online and then save the files using your browser
Another good approach is to upload the presentation to an online sharing service like SlideOnline and then wait until the presentation is converted to a format that is readable by the browser in a web page. Then you can right click and Save As the image on the slide that you want to save. Additionally, using SlideOnline you can embed your images and presentation in any web page which is very handly for bloggers (including teachers, educators and businessmen) who need to share a PowerPoint presentation online.
5. Bonus: Copy and Paste your images to an external source
If you want a simple and easy way to extract images from PowerPoint .ppt files, then the traditional copy and paste mechanism may work pretty well, but it is important to notice that it may have some disadvantages, especially concerning the size of output images. You can open your PPT file and then select the image you want to extract from the slide. Then copy using CTRL-C or the Copy option in Edit menu.
Now go to your image editing software and paste the image. You can also page images in Word or even Excel if you are creating a nice spreadsheet with images from your PowerPoint. Of course you can copy and paste images in your email in case you need to share online with your colleagues.
6. Save Background Image from PowerPoint presentations
If you want to save the PowerPoint background (for example if you download our free PowerPoint templates and want to extract the background image from the .ppt template), then a possible approach is the following. Open the PowerPoint file and then look for the slide that have the top notch background that you want to extract. Then right click and select Save Background in PowerPoint 2010 to save the background image as a .JPG or .PNG file.
In the example PPT above we have downloaded free Office PowerPoint Template and then tried to save the background as an image.
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Microsoft PowerPoint allows you to add many different types of objects, such as pictures, charts and tables to your slides. If you copy and paste these objects into Microsoft Word, they retain their original format. This gives you the ability to edit the objects in Word after pasting them, but it doesn’t allow you to treat the objects as images unless that was the object’s original format. If you want a non-picture PowerPoint object, such as a chart, to appear in Word as an image, you must copy the image from the PowerPoint screen with a screen capture utility.
Converting PowerPoint Picture Objects
Open the PowerPoint presentation that contains the image you want to copy to Word as a picture.
Right-click the picture object and select “Copy” from the pop-up menu. This type of object copies as an image automatically.
Open the Word document where you want to place the PowerPoint object as a picture.
Right-click the Word document and select “Paste” from the pop-up menu.
Converting Other PowerPoint Objects
Open the PowerPoint presentation that contains the non-picture object you want to copy to Word as a picture.
Open Windows’ Snipping Tool utility. This program is located in the Accessories folder under the Start menu.
Click and drag a selection outline around the PowerPoint object you want to copy into Word. When you release the mouse button, the screen capture appears in a separate window.
Right-click on the image in the Snipping Tool window and select “Copy” from the pop-up menu.
Open the Word document where you want to place the PowerPoint object as a picture.
Right-click the Word document and select “Paste” from the pop-up menu. The PowerPoint object is now in the Word document and will act as a picture object.
Posted November 11, 2013 by Lê Hoàng in Microsoft Powerpoint
If you have many objects in your PowerPoint presentation that you want to have the same format, manually editing each one of them can take a lot of time. Alternatively, you can edit one object and copy the style to others in just a few clicks.
Format Painter is a handy option in PowerPoint that is very similar to Photoshop’s Copy Layer Style feature.
This technique applies to objects, images and text in PowerPoint.
a. Launch PowerPoint, and open the document you want to edit.
b. Edit the object that you have chosen to copy using the given effects, borders, or shadows in PowerPoint. In this tutorial, we will edit an image.
Most features for enhancing an image can be found in the Picture tool -> Format. For more advanced features such as Reflection, Glow, or 3-D rotation right-click on the image, and choose Format Picture.
We will then copy the style of this image to others.
When you are done editing the image, switch to the Home tab, select the edited picture, and click the Format Painter icon, which is under the Clipboard section. Once you have clicked on the button, the style of the object will be copied to the clipboard.
c. Next, find the picture that you want to have the same style, and simply left-click on it to apply the style. Depending on the size of the targeted image, the style may look a bit different. For example, if one image is bigger than the other, then it will have a bigger shadow.
The picture below was styled to match the format of the one above using just one click.
d. While Format Painter is a handy feature that helps you quickly edit images, it has one drawback which prevents you from applying style to multiple images at once. To apply the desired style to another image, you will have to copy the format using Format Painter and apply it again.
Posted November 30, 2013 by Lê Hoàng in Microsoft Powerpoint
If you want to animate or edit multiple objects in your presentation and display them at the same time on screen, you should group the objects together to animate all of them easily in one go, instead of repeating the steps for each object.
Grouping multiple PowerPoint objects into one can be very useful and can save you a lot of time as you edit the presentation. Changes you make to a merged object will be applied to all sub-objects, which makes applying effects or animation to multiple elements a breeze.
Here is how to group objects into one:
1. Launch PowerPoint, and open the document you want to edit.
2. Go to the desired slide, and select the objects you want to group while holding the Ctrl key. Click on any of the selected objects to open the context menu, and then choose Group -> Group.
Alternatively, you can go to Picture Tools -> Format -> Group -> Group to merge the objects together.
3. As a result, all the selected objects will be merged into one. After the merging process, there is only one big bounding box around the objects instead of individual bounding boxes for each object. You can move, edit, or delete the newly formed object as you would normally. When a change is applied to it, all sub-objects will be affected.
4. Now, you can switch to the Animations tab on the ribbon and apply a new animation to the object. When you play the animation, all objects will appear on the screen at the same time with the same effect.
5. Later, if you want to un-merge the big object, right-click on it, and choose Group -> Ungroup. Sub-objects will be separated, and you can edit them individually. Please note that all the changes you made to the big object will be discarded after you ungroup the objects.