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 Reduce the File Size of your eLearning Images

LearnUpon

Have you ever launched a course to find that some of your course content images take a long time to render? Do you find that the file sizes of your courses are huge? To overcome this you need to reduce the size of the mixed media elements within your courses. One quick way to achieve this is to use image compression to reduce the size of the images you are using. . What is image compression? Why compress images? File size.

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Unravelling PowerPoint picture size and resolution

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If you come from a print media background you’ll be familiar with the importance of image resolution and how it affects quality. So what do presentation professionals need to know about picture size and resolution? Pictures are made of dots. This affects file size.

Illustrated People Pictures

eLearning Brothers

Each pack includes: 45 poses.png files with transparent, cutout backgrounds. Individual file size: 100 KB (may vary slightly). These images are for sale on our eLearning Templates site. Here are some samples: eLearning People Pictures Products/Reviews illustrated peopleNeed some illustrated people for your next training course? We have just released packs of characters with transparent backgrounds. Just insert them into your course and you’re ready to go.

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. We’ve rounded up some of the best info we have on capturing high quality images – whether it’s a photo from a camera, or a screenshot on your computer screen. How to Resize Your Image.

Reducing File Size for E-Learning Media

E-learning Uncovered

Let’s say you are developing a beautiful course on which you’ve spent a lot of time finding just the right images, audio, and video. 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.

How to Extract Text From An Image: The Definitive Guide

TechSmith Camtasia

Imagine there was an easy way to get text out of an image and quickly paste it into another document. The good news is that you no longer have to waste time typing everything out because there are programs that use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to analyze the letters and words in an image, and then convert them to text. There are a number of reasons why you might want to extract text from an image or PDF. How to extract text from an image.

How to Choose the Best Images for Your e-Learning

Trivantis

Instead, you should use images to make—or reinforce—a point in a clever, clear and captivating way. Ask yourself these five questions as you’re selecting images: Does the image reinforce your message? Take the time to create your own images if your budget allows, or really search through stock photo sites to find the best image. Choose an image that will make your learners laugh, or something that gets them excited. Stop filling space!

9 Tips for Using Images in Your E-Learning Courses

Capytech

9 Tips for Using Images in Your E-Learning Courses. Images and visuals make your e-learning courses more engaging and relevant, plus they are excellent learning tools. It’s important you use images properly, however, to ensure you don’t include them in your e-learning courses just for the sake of including them. The following nine tips will ensure the images in your e-learning courses enhance the learning experience. Make Images as Relevant as Possible.

Understanding Image File Formats

TechSmith Camtasia

But, which image file formats do you need? In my role as a video editor, I deal with graphics, videos, and images on a daily basis and have learned a lot about which ones work best for specific situations. 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. All of the files I mentioned previously fall into two main categories.

Using PowerPoint Shapes in Captivate

Adobe Captivate

Right mouse click and save it as a picture. And, look how small the file size is. Here I have selected a circle since that is the the shape of the image I just created in Powerpoint. ” For Fill, I selected “Image” and then I imported my but_INCOMPLETE.png. You will have to experiment with what looks best with your image. Here’s the result. Remember, you don’t have to use the image for a button only.

6 tips for using images in your e-learning material

eFront

In this one we’ll be sharing 6 tips for usingimages and illustrations. If, for example, you want to have a children friendly look for your website then use cheeky, colorful images that appeal to kids. Use pictures to tell a story. Don’t use pictures as mere decoration or ornamental elements. Ask yourself if adding a specific picture or graphic serves this purpose  if it doesn’t, leave it out. The internet is not an stock image library.

What is hi-res?

TechSmith Camtasia

In order to understand when a hi-res image is a must (such as for printing and enlarging), let’s go into what hi-res is in the first place. Hi-res stands for high resolution, or denser image quality. 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 why enlarging lo-res images gives blurry results. .

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Optimizing Graphics for eLearning

SmartBuilder

Have you ever thought about how graphics’ file sizes impact elearning courses? Warning: Images you download from your company network or from stock image sites are not optimized for elearning. As an author, you’ll work faster with smaller files: objects move smoother, regenerate quickly, save faster. The activity image below will help me explain the tips. Separate foreground and background images. Edit images to their final dimensions.

How to Capture Screen Images in Under a Minute

TechSmith Camtasia

A screenshot, sometimes referred to as a screencap or screengrab, is an image that shows the contents of a computer display. But how can a simple picture of your screen be so vital? Afterall, a picture is worth a thousand words! How to Capture Screen Images in Under a Minute. So now that you know how screenshots can improve communication and productivity, here’s how you can capture screen images — and fast. Take quick image screenshots.

How to Design Fantastic M-Learning with 9 Guidelines

Infopro Learning

Things like connection speeds will help you determine the technology to use for your m-learning, and also the file size and the type of elements you use. Make bit-sized learning. Refrain from using long videos or high-resolution images, as this would mean a longer loading time and expensive data charges. Know the size and resolution. Wisely choose graphics for your m-learning module based on the device resolution and size.

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.

Cognitive Load vs. Load Time

eLearning Weekly

It blended narration, text and image; it encouraged, nay, required interaction—more meaningful than simply clicking to advance; and it matched learning events to attention spans, appealing to different parts of the brain. When we tested out of the LMS, we saw some strange effects but wrote them off: surely the great and powerful LMS would handle the files more seamlessly. Bottom line, the sheer size of the files was too much to handle. Cut Images and Narration.

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.

How to print multiple slides on one page

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Go to the File tab in the top left of the ribbon (or use Ctrl + P). Go to the File tab in the top left of the ribbon (or use Ctrl +P), and choose Print on the left. The viewable PowerPoint handouts page size is 7.5” print border on all sides (making it standard letter size of 8.5”x11”).

Why PowerPoint crashes and how to prevent it

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Monstrous file size. Reason : You probably have a mighty large file in your presentation. Solution for your computer : Try to reduce the size of images where possible, or convert.tiffs into.jpegs.

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. This helps decrease the file size without compromising on its resolution or quality.

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 Optimise Video Content in Your E-Learning Courses

Capytech

Lets you add passion and enthusiasm to the content in a way that text or images can’t. You can use lots of methods to achieve this, including head and shoulder shots of the instructor as well as picture-in-picture if there are other things going on.

5 Things You Need to Know About Camtasia 2021

TechSmith Camtasia

Proxy video is the new feature that allows you greater control over large video files. If you record footage with a DSLR camera, or even your smartphone camera, it can result in huge video files that are tough for your computer system to manage.

How to Set Up An Employee Training and Management Platform with LearnDash

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

– It has a responsive layout that adapts to all device screen sizes. – It also offers a variety of color options from which to pick or use a new one by importing easy CSS custom color files. Upload the zip file and click Install Now.

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When the Send to iPhoto dialog box opens, ensure your options match the picture below. In this instance you are choosing JPEG because of its relatively small file sizes. If you were posting images to the internet it might be in your best interest to choose PNG. 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. Just get a video camera and record the beetle so everyone can see a blown up image of that lil guy. File Size Matters. Since I first owned an iPod, I’ve realized how much more space video files take up when compared to audio.

Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Use scenarios – apply what you know to make a decision.Ask the learner to take info that’s not clearcut and apply it using a question (in PPT – picture of a farmer and 3 images of “experts” to ask for advice. SMES get married to the content and often lose sight of the bigger picture. Intregrate text with graphics – don’t have a picture on one side and the list of items to look at on another side of page. Put the labels right on the picture.

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Restore default slide master layouts in PowerPoint with VBA

BrightCarbon

Each layout uses a set of content placeholders and each placeholder, depending on its type, may contain text, pictures, video or more complex content such as tables, charts and SmartArt. Backing up a bit, any and every presentation you create is based on a template, often deployed as a potx file, and each template contains all the slide masters and layouts used to keep your visual content on-brand. Slide Layout Type* (hidden data in the PowerPoint file).

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. Typesetting is the careful arrangement of text and images to create an appealing design that would enhance the reading experience. It is a known fact that a picture is worth a thousand words. When it comes to mailing high-resolution PDFs of your e-book, e-mail doesn’t cut it, because of the large file size.

Three Time-Saving Rapid E-Learning Tips

Rapid eLearning

In last week’s template, I purposely only included the final template and not the original source file. To get a richer look fill your shapes with images rather than color. Fill the second shape with a picture and set it to partially transparent. As you can see, it’s a simple trick that softens the image and lets you create all sorts of textures. Speaking of softening your image…. Create Smaller File Sizes. Save those graphics as images.

More Than 100 PowerPoint Tutorials & a Free Template

Rapid eLearning

Create a click and zoom effect to view images. Use PowerPoint as an image editor. Tips on manipulating images in PowerPoint. Get more out of the free images you get from Microsoft Office. Create a faded image. Make text stand out by filling it with an image. Visual surprise and slicing image effects in PowerPoint. Remove background images using shapes and clipboard fills. Use background fill effect to create see though image.

Three Time-Saving Rapid E-Learning Tips

Rapid eLearning

In last week’s template, I purposely only included the final template and not the original source file. To get a richer look fill your shapes with images rather than color. Fill the second shape with a picture and set it to partially transparent. As you can see, it’s a simple trick that softens the image and lets you create all sorts of textures. Speaking of softening your image…. Create Smaller File Sizes. Save those graphics as images.

JPG vs. PNG: Which Should I Use?

TechSmith Camtasia

There is no one-size-fits-all for image file formats. With multiple options to save or export your images, the decision can seem complicated. 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. First, what type of image is it? Second, how do you plan to use this image?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Use scenarios – apply what you know to make a decision.Ask the learner to take info that’s not clearcut and apply it using a question (in PPT – picture of a farmer and 3 images of “experts&# to ask for advice. SMES get married to the content and often lose sight of the bigger picture. Intregrate text with graphics – don’t have a picture on one side and the list of items to look at on another side of page.

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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. Images must include an alternative description (alt text) to be meaningful to a screen reader user. Mac user: There is no way to create alt text for an image in MS Office for Mac. Ensure sufficient contrast in charts and images.

Restore default slide master layouts in PowerPoint with VBA

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Each layout uses a set of content placeholders and each placeholder, depending on its type, may contain text, pictures, video or more complex content such as tables, charts and SmartArt. Backing up a bit, any and every presentation you create is based on a template, often deployed as a potx file, and each template contains all the slide masters and layouts used to keep your visual content on-brand. Slide Layout Type* (hidden data in the PowerPoint file).

10 Training Video Software

Ed App

To add videos to your lessons, all you have to do is to drag and drop the video file into the upload box or select it from your computer. While they have a free plan, the assets will include watermarks and you’ll only have a file size upload limit of 2 GB.

How to Solve PowerPoint’s 3 Biggest Problems With Presentations

Mindflash

First things first: PowerPoint supports a wide variety of multi-media files, but it’s not uncommon to encounter a file type that doesn’t play well with PowerPoint. Like video, audio files in PowerPoint can be linked OR embedded. Embedded files are stored within the presentation file; linked files are stored outside the presentation file. All other media file types and.wav files larger than 100 KB are linked.