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!

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How to Reduce the File Size of your eLearning Images

LearnUpon

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. . Compressing images reduces the file size of an image. On one side you have quality and on the other, you have a reduction in file size. File size.

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.

Illustrated People Pictures

eLearning Brothers

Each pack includes: 45 poses.png files with transparent, cutout backgrounds. Individual file size: 100 KB (may vary slightly). 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.

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?

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. Know the size and resolution. Wisely choose graphics for your m-learning module based on the device resolution and size. This helps to edit each graphic element separately by changing the shape, size, position and adding color.

Using PowerPoint Shapes in Captivate

Adobe Captivate

Right mouse click and save it as a picture. And, look how small the file size is. Sometimes, your file size can bloat when you import images. We will cover a few ways to reduce image file size in the next blog post. Using PowerPoint Shapes in Captivate. Captivate has come a long way in offering a good variety of shapes. However, sometimes there are some shapes that are in PowerPoint but not in Captivate.

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 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.

Optimizing Graphics for eLearning

SmartBuilder

Have you ever thought about how graphics’ file sizes impact elearning courses? As an author, you’ll work faster with smaller files: objects move smoother, regenerate quickly, save faster. To do that, people often put four pictures of the narrator in the hospital environment in the activity. A slimmer and sleeker approach is to get five pictures; one of just the background without the narrator and four of the narrator to cut out and overlay.

Cognitive Load vs. Load Time

eLearning Weekly

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. Cognitive psychology ran smack into the hard wall of file size. Just by deleting unused items in your library , file size shrinks significantly.

How to Choose the Best Images for Your e-Learning

Trivantis

Having people in the picture also makes a photo more memorable and interesting. Clipart photos are tempting because they generally have a small file size, but they also don’t resonate as much as real photos do. You can use a graphics editor such Snagit®, which is included in Lectora® Inspire , to shrink the file size of your images. Stop filling space! Graphics are not just for filling white space.

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”).

Want to Create the Best Responsive Courses? Follow These Best Practices

Trivantis

I use my phone to take a lot of pictures of my cat, as loyal Everything eLearning Blog readers have probably noticed.). File size isn’t the only thing you want to cut down on. With touch-screen devices entering the picture, dragging and dropping items around becomes even more of a nuisance to your learners.”. With mLearning on the rise, learners are starting to expect to be able to take courses on their mobile devices—and they expect them to look good.

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). The choice between the two depends on the smallest file size. While.png can be preferred for screenshots and illustrations,jpg is considered best for real-life pictures.).

How to Optimise Video Content in Your E-Learning Courses

Capytech

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. Ultra-high resolution means larger file sizes which take longer to download and stream.

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.

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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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 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. 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. The container, often referred to as the file type, is displayed in the suffix of a file’s name (e.g.

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. Image optimization is the process by which high quality images are provided in the right format, resolution, and dimensions while minimizing the size of the image file. Detection of image size, orientation, and recto/verso pages.

Video in Captivate – Embed Vs Stream

Adobe Captivate

Video files are often large. What that means is 30 full size pictures, a second, are created. If your video is 60 seconds long, then it has 1800 pictures, and that doesn’t even include the larger audio files that comes with them. To accommodate these bigger files Captivate offers two workflows. A progressive download means you are importing the file directly into your project. The video won’t play until the whole video file is loaded. •

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. 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. Note: Because the PowerPoint slides were exported as graphic files, any transitions, builds, animations, and/or sounds you added have been removed.

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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. 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. In general terms, the file size should be as small as possible. 9 Tips for Using Images in Your E-Learning Courses.

Everything You Need to Know for Using Video on Your Website

KZO Innovations

If a picture is worth a thousand words, video is 24,000 words a second. Video definitely increases visitor engagement , but Google weighs file size and delivery speed when ranking pages (a knock against it). The best way to build trust in your business is by providing your customers with high-quality videos. With over 400,000 new videos uploaded every day, online video is the most effective way to communicate today (GoAnimate).

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. 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. The container, often referred to as the file type, is displayed in the suffix of a file’s name (e.g.

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. File Size Matters. Since I first owned an iPod, I’ve realized how much more space video files take up when compared to audio. You can’t make the file too big, because then it takes up exorbitant amounts of space and a month of Sundays to buffer.

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).

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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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. 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. The container, often referred to as the file type, is displayed in the suffix of a file’s name (e.g.

Recording PowerPoint Presentations like a Pro: Geetesh’s 13 Tips for Creating Great PowerPoint Slides

TechSmith Camtasia

Arial at a larger point size tends to work well, but do an experiment and find out what works best for you. Also, if you are sharing finished videos via YouTube, you must make doubly sure that you are not using any pictures, backgrounds, videos, or music scores that may be considered as a copyright violation. Because videos will certainly be compressed to deliver in an optimized file size. Make sure you refer to any charts, pictures, or other visuals in your script.

Prepress Guidelines Before You Publish an eBook

Hurix Digital

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. When it comes to mailing high-resolution PDFs of your e-book, e-mail doesn’t cut it, because of the large file size. Prepress plays a key role in making your final work ready for publishing, be it magazines, textbooks, or fiction novels.

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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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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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. Fill the second shape with a picture and set it to partially transparent. Create Smaller File Sizes. The PowerPoint flash tools like Articulate Presenter are going to convert your PowerPoint content on each slide to a Flash movie file (.swf). The size of the.swf can vary based on the content on the slide.

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).

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. All of the files I mentioned previously fall into two main categories. Common Web Image Sizes.