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Microsoft PowerPoint 2004

Working with Images

Adding visual components to your slide(s) can enhance or underscore your message. Images from clip art collections, the Internet, or scanned images can be added to your PowerPoint slides. You can also add visual components by using PowerPoint's drawing tools, refer to Drawing in Office 2003. For more information on creating images for your PowerPoint presentation, refer to Creating WordArt for Office 2003.

return to topAdding Images

Adding Images: Clip Art

PowerPoint is equipped with a Clip Gallery that has numerous images in several different categories. It is easy to enhance your slides with appropriate clip art from the gallery. You can also import clip art images from your files or the Web to add to your Clip Gallery.

  1. Move to the appropriate slide

  2. From the Insert menu, select Picture » Clip Art…
    The Clip Gallery : PowerPoint dialog box appears.
    HINT: To add images from your files or online to the Clip Gallery, click IMPORT... or ONLINE...

  3. Use the Category and Search features to select the image you want to add to your slide

  4. Click INSERT
    The image is inserted in the slide, the Picture toolbar opens and the Image section of the Formatting Palette opens.
    NOTES:
    The Image section of the Formatting Palette opens only when the image is selected.
    The Formatting Palette should automatically appear on the right side of your screen when you open PowerPoint. If the Formatting Palette is not open, refer to Picture Options: Opening the Formatting Palette.
    HINTS:
    To format your image, refer to Picture Options: Picture Section of the Formatting Palette.
    To adjust the location and size of your image, refer to Managing Images: Positioning or Managing Images: Resizing.

Adding Images: Other Electronic Images

You can also add electronic images from other sources (e.g., scanned images or images saved from the Internet). To learn how to find and to save images from the Internet, refer to Capturing Images, Sounds, and Movies.

  1. Move to the appropriate slide

  2. From the Insert menu, select Picture » From File…
    The Choose a Picture dialog box appears.

  3. Navigate to and select the image you want to add to your slide

  4. Click INSERT
    The image is inserted in the slide and the Image section of the Formatting Palette opens.
    NOTES:
    The Formatting Palette opens only when the image is selected.
    The Formatting Palette should automatically appear on the right side of your screen when you open PowerPoint. If the Formatting Palette is not open, refer to Picture Options: Opening the Formatting Palette.
    HINTS:
    To format your image, refer to Picture Options: Picture Section of the Formatting Palette.
    To adjust the location and size of your image, refer to Managing Images: Positioning or Managing Images: Resizing.

return to topManaging Images

Once you have inserted an image into your slide, you can easily position, resize, rotate, or add a border to it as needed.

Managing Images: Positioning 

  1. Click and hold in the middle of the image
    Your pointer changes to a closed hand.

  2. Drag the image to the desired location

  3. Release the mouse button

Managing Images: Resizing 

  1. Select the image by clicking it once
    Squares called sizing handles appear around the selected image.

  2. Click and hold one of the sizing handles
    HINTS:
    To keep the image in the same proportions, use one of the corner handles
    To distort the image, use one of the side handles.

  3. To resize the image, drag the handle until the image is the desired size
    NOTE: You will see an outline of a box indicating the new size of the image. It resizes when you release the mouse button.

  4. Release the mouse button

Managing Images: Adding a Border

NOTE: To add effects such as shadows to your image, refer to Adding 3-D or Shadows for PowerPoint 2003.

  1. Select the image by clicking it once

  2. From the Picture toolbar, click FORMAT PICTURE...
    The Format Picture dialog box appears.
    Format Picture dialog box

  3. Select the Colors and Lines tab

  4. In the Line section, from the Color pull-down list, select the desired color for the border of your image

  5. From the Style pull-down list, select the desired style of line for your border

  6. OPTIONAL: From the Dashed pull-down list, select the desired style of dashing for your border

  7. Use the Transparency slide bar to increase or decrease the transparency of your border

  8. In the Weight text box, type or use the nudge buttons to select the desired width of the border

  9. Click OK

Managing Images: Deleting

  1. Select the image by clicking it once

  2. Press [delete]
    The image is deleted.

return to topPicture Options

Once you have inserted a picture into your PowerPoint slide, there are options that can enhance its look. The Picture section of the Formatting Palette lets you change the look of your image by offering options such as line style, transparency settings, contrast shades, color choices, and cropping. When you select your image, the Picture section should automatically open. For more information on picture options, refer to Modifying Clip Art for Office 2003. 

Picture Options: Opening the Formatting Palette

The Formatting Palette should automatically appear on the right side of your screen when you open PowerPoint. If the palette is not visible, do the following:

  1. From the View menu, select Formatting Palette
    The Formatting Palette appears on the right side of the screen.
    NOTE: The Formatting Palette is open when the menu option is checked. The Picture section opens when an image is selected.

Picture Options: Opening the Picture Toolbar

  1. From the View menu, select Toolbars » Picture
    The Picture toolbar appears.

Picture Options: Formatting Tools

The Picture toolbar and the Image panel of the Formatting Palette allow you many different options for formatting your images.

 

Button Name Icon Function
Format Picture
Format Picture
Opens the Format Picture dialog box that controls the size, border, color, transparency, etc., of the image
Brightness Brightness control or
Brightness control buttons
Brightens or dims the colors in the image
Contrast
Contrast control or
Contrast Control buttons
Changes the color of the image with more or less contrast
Color Adjustment
Color Adjustment button
Opens the Color Adjustment dialog box where you can change any color in your image
Set Transparent Color
Set Transparent Color button
Changes the image background color to that of the background color of the document
Image Control
Image Control buttons
Controls the color of the image using Automatic, Grayscale, Black and White, or Watermark
Effects
Effects button
Opens the Effects Gallery dialog box that adjusts the style of the image
Simple Shadow
Shadow button
Creates a drop shadow for the image
Fix Red Eye
Fix Red Eye button
Adjusts red eye in photos
Remove Scratch
Remove Scratch button
Smoothes over scratches and blemishes in the image
Free Rotate
Free Rotate button
Allows you to rotate the image freely
Crop
Crop button
Recaptures the image, allowing you to crop or to cut out unnecessary elements in the image
Selection Tools
Selection Tools
Selects an area of the image for editing purposes
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