PowerPoint has photos again! And a lot more…

PowerPoint Tips

If you have Office 365 — now called Microsoft 365, confusingly — you might have noticed that after several years without photos, they’ve come back! Actually, they aren’t the same photos, but better quality ones. I recommend searching for both images and photos.

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How to Create a Presentation Using Free Stock Photos

Duarte Blog

This would afford them access to beautiful, one-of-a-kind photos that match up exactly with the message in their deck. The post How to Create a Presentation Using Free Stock Photos appeared first on Duarte.


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Create a video from photos in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Do you have some business photos that you would like to highlight in a presentation or post on your company’s website as a video? Or perhaps you just want to show some friends your personal photos. Either way, you can use PowerPoint’s Photo Album feature. In PowerPoint 2010, you can go one step further and convert your photos to video format. Follow these steps: Choose Insert> Photo Album. (In Select the photos you want to include.

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How to Select the Best Photos for Slide Backgrounds

Duarte Blog

Because visuals are processed 60,000 times faster than text, which means you can paint a picture for an audience much faster, with actual photos in PowerPoint. So often, photos in PowerPoint are used in a way that is distracting to a presenter’s message. Whether the photo is too [.]

How to Crop, Resize, and Compress Photos in PowerPoint

Duarte Blog

After you’ve identified the photo you want to use, the first thing you’ll need to do is edit the basics of the photo. This likely includes cropping, resizing, and compressing photos in PowerPoint.

Photo-editing features in PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint Tips

PowerPoint 2010 added some new photo editing features that let you do a lot of your work right inside PowerPoint. Watch this video to see how you can use these new features for your photos. Backgrounds & color Images blur colorize photo-editing softenIn this video, I discuss 3 features on the Picture Tools Format tab: Corrections. Color. Artistic Effects.

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Create a video zoom effect from photos in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

You’ve probably seen videos which are just a series of photos that zoom in or perhaps move a little. It’s great for personal photos, employee photos, event photos, etc. Here’s the video I created from some photos I took at a local park last fall. You can insert the images one-by-one or use the Photo Album feature. I write about the Photo Album here. Use the Fit to Slide option in the Photo Album dialog box.

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How to Apply Styles to Photos in PowerPoint

Duarte Blog

Welcome to the Presentation Hacks: Using Photos in PowerPoint video series! In these lessons, a Duarte designer shares some of the fundamental tools of using photos in PowerPoint. In this lesson, we’ll show you some creative ways to use PowerPoint effects to emphasize your photos.

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Free photo-editing tools

PowerPoint Tips

When you want to insert a photo into PowerPoint, you should think about how you can edit that photo to improve it. So here’s a list of free photo-editing tools. Of course, you can use them for your personal photos or any other use, not just for PowerPoint. It has an Auto Correct button on the toolbar that almost always makes my photos look better–in 1 click! Picnik is typical of free online photo editors.

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Make a collage of photos

PowerPoint Tips

A collage of photos is very simple to create. The photo of the woman with the blond hair is a little light, but you don’t have to be too particular. From the Picture Styles gallery, choose a style for all of the photos. The post Make a collage of photos appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog. I often need graphics for presentations, sales pages, and blog posts (like this one). One technique that works for me is to create a collage of several images.

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Make your communication personal with photos

PowerPoint Tips

Here are a few ideas to connect more effectively with your audience: Include a photo of yourself on the first and last slides. Take photos of real employees in your company and use them on several slides. Here’s a photo (from Microsoft’s ClipArt Gallery) that is effective if you’re talking about listening or connecting. Content Images connect graphics photos visuals

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Create a vignette effect to make a photo more powerful

PowerPoint Tips

A vignette effect on a photo typically places a dark, semi-transparent border around it. Here you see a photo with and without a vignette. . Can you see how the vignette effect intensifies the center of the photo and therefore makes the man’s dismay feel more powerful? This means that the center of the photo will not be covered at all. This will place a shadow over the edges of the photo. Create a vignette effect for photos in PowerPoint!

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Miscellaneous Photos

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Some stuff I once had on SmugMug, now back online, but now on Flickr: Tags: Grab Bag

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A quick way to design better photo slides–the 3-side rule

PowerPoint Tips

Here’s a quick way to improve the design of slides that include some text and a photo. Here’s the principle: Make the photo touch 3 sides of the slide. There are 3 ways to make this photo touch at least 3 sides of the slide: 1. Design Design principles Images images photos slide designThis type of slide is very common. But it doesn’t look very striking. When you do this, your slide will look bolder and clearer. The impact will increase.

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Photo Field Trip | Contrast

Duarte Blog

Recently we went on a Photo Field Trip, and had the chance to enjoy all of these things, simultaneously. Our assignment: Take photos of contrast. Or take photos of whatever you want. Diary Video contrast creativity dolores park inspiration photo field trip san franciscoWe like photography. We also like fun, and Saturdays, and San Francisco, and sunshine. And we really like each other.

How to format photos that are cut off — like part of an arm

PowerPoint Tips

When you insert a photo of a person on a slide, often that photo doesn’t show the entire person. For example, the photo might be a head shot or just show the top half of the body. But placing that photo in the middle of the slide looks awkward. Your audience wonders about the part of the photo that’s missing. The best way to deal with this problem is to move the cut-off side of the photo to one edge of the slide.

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PowerPoint Tip: Full Screen Photos

Manner of Speaking

I recently came across this short video. In it, Dave Paradi explains why photographs in a presentation can be more effective than reams of text when it comes to getting a message across to our audiences. Dave uses an example from a presentation on which he worked. He shows the original slide that was full of text and the slide that he developed to replace it. He then gives us his rationale for the change.

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How to Crop Photos into Shapes in PowerPoint

Duarte Blog

In this video, we’ll show you how to crop photos in PowerPoint into shapes—like a circle! You can introduce more negative space to your slide by cropping photos into shapes. The post How to Crop Photos into Shapes in PowerPoint appeared first on Duarte.

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Productive Photo Walk Today

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Yeah, it's been quiet on this blog. That doesn't mean I haven't been productive. In fact, as I'm writing this, I'm posting more of my most recent work from this morning's stroll through Martinsburg, WV. To see everything I'm putting out there, just hop over to my flickr page. To see what I consider to be my best work, follow the link below to my little home on 500px. mikepulsifer on 500px. Grab Bag

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Paul Ryan Does Workout Photo Shoot With Time (PHOTOS) Huffpo

TJ Walker Interactive

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Congratulations to the winners of the “stickout” photo contest!

PowerPoint Tips

In my blog post, “ 6 steps to create cool stickout photos in PowerPoint ,” I explained a dramatic technique to create photos that “stick out” from a background. I chose 3 winners based on the final look and checking the PowerPoint file to make sure that there were 2 photos, formatted as described in the technique. The back photo has a gray background and is cropped from the bottom. Contests Images photos stockout

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Media Training Tip on Photos | Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Media Training photos

Why sign the photo release?

More than PowerPoint...

Stock photos pretty much suck. After a few years of looking at your friend’s photos on Instagram and Facebook, your eyes have been accustomed to seeing real people doing real activities. In contrast, stock photos of people faking their emotions doesn’t quite resonate with you anymore. The facilities that used stock photos of elderly people on their websites didn’t speak to Mr. Scott. I seriously prefer real people to stock photos, too.

6 steps to create cool stickout photos in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

How can you create cool stickout photos in PowerPoint? Insert a photo that is appropriate for this technique. ” I used a photo of a jet, taking a cue from the video. Expand the photo, if you want, to cover the entire slide. Here you can see that the photo, which is square, extends to the sides of the slide, but over the top. I moved the photo a little to the right of the slide, so you could see how far up it extends.

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The 10 Best Websites for Downloading Free Stock Photos

Presentation Guru

However, many websites offering stock photos can cost a fortune. One of the best ways of making attention grabbing presentations is to use eye-catching visuals. The most convenient way to do that is to make use of readymade presentation templates and high-resolution images. … Resources Visuals featured Presentation Design Using Images Visual Aids

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A PHOTO Caption Contest

Humor Power

A caption contest using a picture with some photo editing to customize it. Brad, a funny guy and humor pro, inserts a photo of himself into the Royal Wedding. Here is the caption I wrote for the photo. Contests Brad Montgomery creative humor writing photo caption contestWhat a great idea. It comes from Brad Montgomery’s blog, Laugh-O-Nomics. “Why not? The line is shorter than the one for wedding cake.&#. The joke is driven by an implied punchline.

Dying for the Photo - Brian Lewinstein, 23, Law Student

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Like so many, crudely put, he died trying to take a photo in a dangerous setting. " Over and over, some media outlet is noting the death of holiday-goers or lovers taking photos in tricky terrain and losing their footing.  May his death send the message to others to be cautious when trying to capture scenic beauty in a photo. This month Brian Lewinstein was to begin his second year at the University of California School of Law.

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Drudge Report - Pledges Never To Post Another Hillary Photo Again

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The conservative Drudge Report's signature became posting unflattering photos of Hillary. Well, the news website headlines with a neutral photo of Hillary and the pledge that this will be the very last photo of Hillary that it will post. The Drudge Report can post a caricature kind of photo and swallow the miscreant in bombastic negative headlines. They ranged from Sick-Hillary to Wicked-Witch-of-The-West-Hillary.

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How to Find and Select Great Free Photos for Your Presentation


Photos add emphasis and excitement to your presentations. When looking through the many sources of copyright-free photo sites available on the Internet, it is important not to get carried away with quantity and neglect quality. The post How to Find and Select Great Free Photos for Your Presentation appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. When put in context with your word messages, they underline key points and deliver them with emotional punches.

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Drudge Report - At it again with unflattering photo of Hillary

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report's signature had become unflattering photos of Hillary Clinton. The photo features a wild-eyed Hillary. Then as the media commented on that, the web site cooled it. But today Drudge has returned to that MO. The headline reads "High Anxiety." " The link is to an article by The Hill on nervous Democrats and what they want Hillary to do. The message sent is that Hillary is off her game and has pivoted to manic.

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Poignant Photos from Fatal Christmas Morning Fire, Stamford, CT (2011)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During the process for one lawsuit, photos have emerged of aspects of the charred This Old House in Stamford. The early morning Christmas fire in 2011 which snuffed out five lives was the second major tragedy in Connecticut. The first was the invasion of the home of Dr. Petit which took three lives. Hopefully the last, at least for a while, was the massacre at an elementary school which mowed down 20 children and six staff members. None of these have become past history.

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Thank You for Not Sharing Your Photos

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But  I have come to select my new friends on the basis of if they spare me the constant updating of their lives and those of their families and pets through photos.  Call it photo fatigue.    I thank my new circle of friends for not sharing their photos. No question, we're in a visual era. 

3 ways to use images

PowerPoint Tips

Backgrounds Images Slide layout graphics how to use images images impact improve slide design photos PowerPoint slide design visual ways to use images

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Drudge Report Breaks Pledge to Never Again Post Photos of Hillary

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Earlier this month, the conservative Drudge Report pledged this: Never to post again a photo of Hillary Clinton. The Drudge Report's signature had become headlining with unflattering photos of Hillary. Surely, a photo of Hillary had to go with this cartoonish development. " Returning to lousy photos of Hillary could create a backlash, though. Its own followers could have become weary of the photo trickery. There could be no more Hillary photos.

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Camille Seaman on Taking Photos and Taking Risks

Duarte Blog

The resulting photos can be seen in her book The Last Iceberg. Photographer Camille Seaman’s daughter was watching Storm Chasers on the Discovery Channel one day, when Camille stopped what she was doing to admire the storm’s light. Her daughter noticed her and said, “Mom, you should do that!”. Three days later, she was. Camille’s documentary-style photographs reflect some of nature’s most breathtaking phenomena. Aside from storm chasing, her work has taken her to both Polar Regions.

Drudge Report Headlines with Hillary Photo + News Weiner in Sex Addiction Rehab

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, it's no surprise that the Drudge Report headlines this afternoon with a photo of Hillary + the news that Anthony Weiner currently is in a sex addiction rehab. No question, the Hillary photo and the screamer about rehab are a good news fit. The Drudge Report has to hustle to keep up with all the developments since WikiLeaks and the FBI announcement that the Weiner-Abedin computer contained government emails.

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Value of a Good Head Shot Photo

Speaking Of...

Sometimes the only image of you that potential clients have is your head shot photo. Is it time to freshen your image and have new photos taken? It always amazes me how speakers will spend a small fortune on a website, and still use a photo from long ago as a marketing tool. I offer as an example this photo, shown above left, taken by Julie, my photographer. Tags: photo headshots

Drudge Report Shifts From Featuring Unflattering To Cartoonish Photos Of Hillary Clinton

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It began featuring liberal presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, in unflattering photos. Now, the photos have become downright cartoonish. One expects to click on the photos and hear the voice of the Wicked Witch of the West belting out that iconic line, "Time, my pretty." Conservative media site Drudge Report is having a ball. Those would usually accompany a negative cover story about her. They caricature both her age and her supposed self-absorption.

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Those The New York Times Wedding Announcements/Photos

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There are, for instance, the wedding announcements and photos. Then send the photo, with no allusions to any pedigrees e.g. breeds, elite schooling, Fortune 50 worked for, to The New York Times. By 1,600 miles away from the Northeast Corridor, my rescue dog Lee K. (he he had pedigree) and I had abandoned our preoccupation with status.  That was wise. After all, we were going to settle, probably for the rest of our lives, in the desert. There pretense was impossible.

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Your New Photo Posted On Facebook - No Need To Text Me

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At least twice daily I receive a text message: So-and-so has posted a new photo on Facebook. My fear: The number of notifications about updated photos will continue to increase. It's usually an update of one they posted two minutes previously. Call this the curse of connected devices. I need my smartphone on. I need to be on Facebook.   Web/Tech

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Drudge Report Gleefully Curating Both Hillary Clinton Email Coverage, Unflattering Photos

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Non-stop the site has been curating the worst of the emailgate coverage on Hillary Clinton, along with unflattering photos. The  Over the past few months, photos posted on Drudge have evolved from Clinton's looking like an old hag to a villain from a B-silent movie. Not since Matt Drudge broke Monicagate (remember that blue dress) has there been such glee on the Drudge Report.

2015 50

Office Clip Art gallery is going away

PowerPoint Tips

I’m very upset by this, because I use its photos daily. While much commentary (include a funny riff by Conan on TV) focus on the line art, the text of the blog post makes it clear that photos will also disappear. The blog post makes it sounds as if it’s already gone, but I’m still seeing all of the clip art — both photos and line art. Get a budget to buy photos. Start taking your own photos. Images clip art clip art gallery images photo

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PowerPoint Tip: Government Photos You can Use

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

In almost every workshop that I do, someone asks where you can get great photos to use in your presentation. Governments have staff who take photographs as part of their jobs, and many times these photos are quite good. Fortunately, these photos also belong to the government and the various departments and agencies have generously made a lot of these photos available for use without charge. Photos are one of the powerful ways to communicate our ideas.