How to compress PowerPoint presentations and reduce picture file size

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Including high-quality images and videos often adds hugely to audience engagement, but it also adds file size. Adding to your file size means that your presentation is likely to sit on the unfriendly size of email etiquette, but it also means your PowerPoint will run a lot slower (and it may crash – see this article for more on that ). Here are five ways to compress PowerPoint file size for easy emailing and speedy running of your presentation.

How To Edit Video: Reducing File Size

TechSmith Camtasia

Video file size can be tricky and the concept of reducing video file size has many technical variables associated with it. You may want to reduce file size to more easily send to your co-workers, or complete your upload to YouTube quicker. It can be hard to know where to start when trying to reduce file size. Below we’ve put together some helpful information to get you started on your file reduction journey! FLV (Flash Video Format).

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Unravelling PowerPoint picture size and resolution

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So what do presentation professionals need to know about picture size and resolution? Pictures are made of dots. A raster or bitmap picture (contrary to a vector image) is made up of thousands of tiny dots or pixels. This affects file size. Maximum Size.

Reducing File Size for E-Learning Media

E-learning Uncovered

Some of these photos had a file size of 10MB or higher. Imagine building an e-learning course with dozens of photos this size–the course size would cause all sorts of problems with the students. Optimizing your graphic, audio, and video files will help reduce the size of your e-learning courses. Resizing pictures or videos on the slide doesn’t change the size of the underlying file. The downside of optimizing media files?

Preventing Blurry Pictures: The Keys to Clear Images

TechSmith Camtasia

There’s nothing more frustrating than blurry pictures. While you can try tinkering in a photo editing program, or shrinking the image and crossing your fingers in hopes that no one looks too closely, the best strategy is to start with crystal clear pictures. The following articles will help ensure you don’t end up with blurry pictures or images. Pixel density: the relationship between resolution and physical size of screen (ex: 1080p, or ppi: pixels per inch).

Understanding Image File Formats

TechSmith Camtasia

But, which image file formats do you need? The topics I am going to cover are how file types differ, common web sizes, vector versus raster art, and digital versus optical zoom. Common Image File Types. After you are done editing, you save it and you are prompted with a window that asks you what type of file would you like it saved as. The main difference between all of these image formats comes down to two things: compression and compatibility.

How to update PowerPoint preview thumbnail icons

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Have you ever noticed the PowerPoint icons that show up on your desktop or inside Windows File Explorer? You may or may not know that when you save a presentation it’s saved as a pptx file. Here’s how you create a thumbnail preview image for your PowerPoint file: 1.

How to print multiple slides on one page

BrightCarbon

Handouts not only gives you options for how many slides to include on each page, but you can create special formatting to make the final print out look more professional and in keeping with your brand. Go to the File tab in the top left of the ribbon (or use Ctrl + P).

Compressing Media in Your E-Learning Authoring Tools

E-learning Uncovered

In my last blog post , I shared the basic reasoning behind optimizing your e-learning media files and how to reduce file size using external tools. You can choose from a Standard setting (an optimized compression level designed to keep file size low and still maintain quality) or Custom if you’d like to manually set the quality settings for the different media types. The Optimized for Web Delivery settings use optimized compression levels to keep file size low.

E-learning Development: Selecting the Right Audio, Video, and Image Format

CommLab India

When developing an eLearning course using rapid authoring tools, you should know which format is supported by the tool to import audio files, videos, and images. If the tool does not support the image, video, or audio format you want to import, you will have to waste time converting them into the required format. So to get a clear picture, let’s see the various formats supported by Adobe Captivate 9, Articulate Storyline, and Lectora 16.

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How to Edit Videos: The Not So Complex World of Video Encoding

TechSmith Camtasia

Decisions that can seem daunting when terms like codec, container, and a myriad of file type names start getting tossed around. When we produce a video using video editing software , we are encoding the media to a particular standard or format. The purpose of encoding is to compress a video file to a size – MB or GB, not necessarily duration – that is easy to store and transfer over the web. This is because encoding is only half the picture.

Tips to Convert E-learning to HTML5 Seamlessly with Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

Take into consideration the different screen sizes of the devices learners will access their learning on, while deciding the onscreen elements (HTML5 courses can be accessed on any device such as desktop, laptop, iPad, tablet, or any other Smartphone). Avoid.swf format for images; instead use.png or.jpg formats. The choice between the two depends on the smallest file size. Avoid.swf and.flv video formats as they might not be supported by some devices.

How to Extract Text From An Image: The Definitive Guide

TechSmith Camtasia

Capture the text in a file directory (filename, file size, date modified). Regardless of your situation, this type of functionality can be helpful, especially when you need to copy information from a file folder or screenshot of a website that typically would require you to spend a significant amount of time retyping all of the text. Luckily, there’s a dead simple way to capture text or convert a picture of text to editable text.

Image Optimization and Enhancement for Faster, Clearer, More Accessible Content

Magic EdTech

A picture is worth a thousand words, and that’s particularly true when it comes to online learning specially for K- 12, where a kid relates more to a picture than to a text underneath it. Then, we take the process a step further by creating carefully crafted tags and alt text to guarantee that all learners receive the information they need in the format that works best for them. Detection of image size, orientation, and recto/verso pages.

What is hi-res?

TechSmith Camtasia

Images are made of tiny pixels (picture elements), or squares of color. You usually don’t notice individual pixels because they all blend together to form the picture that you recognize. You can see pixels when you zoom in really closely to a picture, or if you try to enlarge an image beyond what it can handle. The lo-res image on the right looks great at its normal size (100%), but when we zoom in, it looks choppy. Hi-res files are a great thing.

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How to Edit Videos: The Not So Complex World of Video Encoding

TechSmith Camtasia

Decisions that can seem daunting when terms like codec, container, and a myriad of file type names start getting tossed around. When we produce a video using video editing software , we are encoding the media to a particular standard or format. The purpose of encoding is to compress a video file to a size – MB or GB, not necessarily duration – that is easy to store and transfer over the web. This is because encoding is only half the picture.

How to Edit Videos: The Not So Complex World of Video Encoding

TechSmith Camtasia

Decisions that can seem daunting when terms like codec, container, and a myriad of file type names start getting tossed around. When we produce a video using video editing software , we are encoding the media to a particular standard or format. The purpose of encoding is to compress a video file to a size – MB or GB, not necessarily duration – that is easy to store and transfer over the web. This is because encoding is only half the picture.

PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac: Give a Presentation From Your iPod

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When the Send to iPhoto dialog box opens, ensure your options match the picture below. Note: You have a choice of either JPEG or PNG from the Format drop-down menu. In this instance you are choosing JPEG because of its relatively small file sizes. Right-click (or [Ctrl]-click) any of the files and choose Open with > Preview. by AJ George You want to pitch a sale to the CEO of a large company, Billy Bigshot.

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4 Tips for Improved Video in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

It’s a very effective medium that combines the best aspects of audio, picture, and plain ol’ face-to-face teaching. No, I’m not one of those weirdos who insists that music must be listened to in the format it was originally created for; I don’t have Mozart recorded on a wax cylinder. File Size Matters. Since I first owned an iPod, I’ve realized how much more space video files take up when compared to audio.

Prepress Guidelines Before You Publish an eBook

Hurix Digital

E-book publishing comprises of several stages, from high-quality digitization using the right tools and technology to image formatting, copy editing, and indexing. It is a known fact that a picture is worth a thousand words. Having a professional for the aforementioned needs is a must, more so in the case of storybooks for children, where pictures play a vital role in getting the message across. Formatting and Compatibility.

9 Tips for Using Images in Your E-Learning Courses

Capytech

The old saying of a picture being worth a thousand words is often repeated, but it is still relevant in e-learning. Use a Consistent Image Format. They should all have a consistent format and design to ensure there is a good flow throughout the e-learning course. Size Is Important. Together, this makes the size of your images very important. This includes the dimensions of your image as well as the file size.

6 Learning Design Considerations for Mobile Learning

CommLab India

This is because of the difference in the screen size, layout of devices and compatibility with the output. It is rightly said that “a picture is worth a thousand words”. Diversity in the screen sizes. Avoid using visuals of large file size, as they cannot be accommodated into the small screens. However, in mobile learning, it must be used intelligently because: File size has to be limited.

Free L&D webinars for November 2020

Limestone Learning

It gives your team bite-sized, just-in-time training modules when they need it most. The problem with this approach is that it doesn’t address the true picture of why people make mistakes or why complex technical systems break down.

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PowerPoint accessibility

Clive on Learning

Although they will probably convert the PowerPoint to Flash and distribute in this way, they also want to make the PowerPoint files available for users who wish to make modifications to the materials. Sight Use the formatting palette to ensure that all intended headings are true headings, lists are true lists, etc. Large file size may make it difficult to download a file. One of my clients is considering using PowerPoint as a development tool.

10 Training Video Software

Ed App

Now that videos have been a go-to format due to their effectiveness, we’ve listed 10 training video software to help boost the learning experience of your employees. While they have a free plan, the assets will include watermarks and you’ll only have a file size upload limit of 2 GB.

JPG vs. PNG: Which Should I Use?

TechSmith Camtasia

There is no one-size-fits-all for image file formats. This post will cover two of the most popular file format options, JPG vs. PNG, including when to use them and why. There are two main questions to ask yourself when you decide which image file format to use. Is it a casual picture of your dog, or a detailed graphic with a professional purpose? The answers to these questions will help guide you to select your optimal file type.

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More Than 100 PowerPoint Tutorials & a Free Template

Rapid eLearning

Create a picture frame. And then create funky picture frames and more funky picture frames. How to reduce file size by saving slide as a PNG. How to use the format painter. With as many PowerPoint questions that I get, it’s a good thing that over the past year or so the elearning community has created about 300 PowerPoint tutorials. For this post, I decided to pull a bunch of them together so that you have them in one easy list.

Top 10 Screen Recording Software for Windows

eLearning Brothers

Most video screen capture software utilities have a number of attributes in common, such as the ability to: film picture-in-picture to capture video from screen and webcam. create videos in a variety of commonly used file types. saves in a variety of formats including AVI, JPG, GIF, and PNG. does not appear to have picture-in-picture recording option. records picture-in-picture web cam simultaneously with screen recording.

10 Best and Worst Types of Microlearning

Ed App

A GIF is technically an image format that allows motion, but it’s come to mean silent, looping images of any format. Just note to watch files sizes as while Imgur’s newer gifv format has a lower file-size it’s still fundamentally mp4 video in a different software ‘wrapper.’ However, even basic video content requires large, high-resolution files which are difficult to distribute.

Everything You Need to Know About Mobile Video Recording

TechSmith Camtasia

Get Mobile Video Files Off Your Device. Once connected, you can click and drag your video files right into any folder you desire. Instead of storing your files on your mobile device or computer, the files are stored on a server somewhere out there in the world. Email services put a cap on file size, usually around 25MB per email, so this option can be limited, but still works if you are in a bind.

How to Capture Screen Images in Under a Minute

TechSmith Camtasia

But how can a simple picture of your screen be so vital? Afterall, a picture is worth a thousand words! Definition: A single picture of a computer, smartphone, or tablet screen captured and saved as an image file. Definition: A moving picture in GIF format. Animated GIFs are also a lightweight file size and play automatically so they’re quick and easy to share on sites like Slack, JIRA, and Trello. What is a Screenshot?

Notes from DevLearn and the Adobe Learning Summit

Steve Howard

Hopefully you, my brave reader, can get similar value from my scribblings, but I make no apology for the size or the content of this blog post. I want to know if this format is useful to you, or if you would prefer more traditional, legible notes published in proper paragraphs etc. Light – only a small (less than 100k) addition to the overall Captivate movie size. • AVI etc also easy, but usually much bigger file size. • all file properties save as xml.

4 Kinds of Screenshots You Need to Start Using Immediately

TechSmith Camtasia

Definition: A single picture of a computer, smartphone, or tablet screen captured and saved as an image file. Definition: A moving picture in GIF format. Animated GIFs are also a lightweight file size and play automatically so they’re quick and easy to share on sites like Slack, JIRA, and Trello. Screenshots have been described as the most important thing on the internet.