How to compress PowerPoint presentations and reduce picture file size

BrightCarbon

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

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.

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First Reflections on Version 11.5.0.

Adobe Captivate

Usually I will not talk about a new version immediately after its release. It has been possible to fill a shape with an image since version 6. In version 11.5 File size of SVG’s tend to be smaller, compared with bitmap images, and moreover they are excellent for responsive project due to their vector nature. Size of the SVG: about 75Kb. Intro.

First Reflections on Version 11.5.0.437

Adobe Captivate

Usually I will not talk about a new version immediately after its release. It has been possible to fill a shape with an image since version 6. In version 11.5 File size of SVG’s tend to be smaller, compared with bitmap images, and moreover they are excellent for responsive project due to their vector nature. Size of the SVG: about 75Kb. Intro.

types of SCORM Supported by QuoDeck?

QuoDeck

QuoDeck supports both older and recent versions of SCORMs that are SCORM 1.2 1) The module version should belong to one of the two standards viz. Ensuring these compatibility and content size guidelines enables you easily use the SCORM content with QuoDeck LMS. We restrict the SCORM file size being less than 50 megabytes considering the internet Bandwidth Limitations of Mobile Learning Environment.

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Not All PNG Compressors Are Created Equal

TechSmith Camtasia

Here's two versions of a Jing logo from one of our press releases. The image on the right is less than 1/2 the size of the original image on the left. Optimizing the PNG's in the Camtasia Relay PC recorder resulted in a ~7% (302KB) file-size reduction. But know that file size isn't the only thing affected. Sprites are still awesome at reducing file size and network requests. This week's Dev Corner post is brought to you by Eric Jensen.

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Making elearning look good on retina displays

SmartBuilder

Elearning development tools don’t yet support a typical approach to retina graphics, which is to create lower and high resolution versions of the same image and deliver up whichever one suits the learner’s device. A previous blog post discussed the importance of optimizing graphics, which could seem contrary to what I just said, but with an easy trick, we can make graphics look good on retina displays, while still optimizing file size.

Why You Should Always Compress Your Video Courses

learnWorlds

While video files are getting higher in resolution (quality) internet speeds can’t keep up with the demand. Shorter video file size also means faster loading time and less buffering for your students. A good compression software can lower the size of a video by half. No, if you are using the right software correctly, then you can compress large video files without losing quality and into nearly any format. The time will vary according to the file size.

How to embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint

BrightCarbon

In slide show mode you’ll see the pixelated thumbnail and then after a few seconds a crisper version appears, along with the various YouTube video elements around it, like a title, watch later, and share icons, and the familiar YouTube play button in the middle. Insert > Video > Video on My PC > Insert drop-down arrow > Link to File. But it does mean that your presentation file size becomes huge, as the video is part of the deck.

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Why PowerPoint crashes and how to prevent it

BrightCarbon

Monstrous file size. This is the kind of crash that retains the last autosaved version of your presentation, so all is not lost. 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. Solution for you : Try and reduce the size of your file by following our guide to compressing your PowerPoint presentation.

Access LMS Release Notes 9.1

Unicorn Training

We have indicated which version number each feature will be released in. To check which version your LMS is currently operating on, please refer to this. Some of the benefits of Gamebrain are: Enhance staff performance through regular bite sized training Rapidly disseminate essential knowledge Recognise and reward learning Provide learners with an enjoyable learning experience Available on iOS and Android How does it work? Release Version: 9.1 Release Version: 9.1.8

Instructional Design Questions? There’s an App for that! …You need to check it out.

Kapp Notes

It seemed appropriate for performance support and it keeps the file size small, as this is a native app. Also, I plan to add more examples and possibly a few diagrams where needed, if it won’t bloat the file size. An iPad version with lots of graphics would be awesome. And people are already asking for an Android version.

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

Trivantis

That 500MB HD video that looked so great on the desktop version of your course just takes too long to download on your student’s phone to be useful. You can create a much smaller resolution version of the video, or perhaps cut out any unneeded sequences so that it is quick and to the point for your mobile user,” says Blackmon. File size isn’t the only thing you want to cut down on.

ReviewLink: Online Review Tool for Lectora

Integrated Learnings

Perhaps you have experienced one or more of the following: Emailed a course that bounced back due to a file size limit. Previous versions of Lectora typically have included some handy additional features, but nothing quite as big and useful as ReviewLink. At the time of this writing, ReviewLink is considered a beta version, so some bug fixes and improvements are likely coming down the road. by Joseph Suarez.

How to Integrate Padlet Into Your e-Learning Strategy

Frooxl

Padlet also supports multiple file types. This also allows the instructor to post not only text responses, but also take advantage of Padlet’s multiple file types, by referencing additional documents or specific clips in the course materials to answer the questions. Possibly the greatest thing about Padlet is that there is a free version. You can upgrade to a premium version that allows more customization of content, even allowing you to create a padlet within your domain.

Welcome Camtasia Relay 1.2!

TechSmith Camtasia

And, if you are an existing Camtasia Relay customer, the new version is a free update! Smaller MP4 file sizes for easier and quicker file transfers. Good news! We've been busy at TechSmith working on Camtasia Relay! And, I'm happy to report that we have a new release of Camtasia Relay available. You can find more info here ! Not familiar with Camtasia Relay?

Something new under the hood

TechSmith Camtasia

The version history for Camtasia for Mac 1.2.2 Second, by saving you time and hard drive space when working with project files. Normally when you boost video quality or framerate, the file size also increases. But somehow our dev team managed to suspend one of the laws of nature and dramatically decreased the file sizes of recordings. The graph shows comparative recording file sizes for various types of content we tested.

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Uses for Audio in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

I felt I could’ve skimmed a text version of the content and retained just as much. time to record and edit, increased output file size and storage space needed, etc.), By Shelley A. Gable. I recently completed an eLearning course (as a learner, not as an instructional designer) on project management. The entire course was narrated. I enjoyed the narration at first – given all the time I spend reading and typing, it was nice to mainly listen.

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What You Need to Know About Software Training

Association eLearning

So, directions like “browse and select a file to use” may be straight forward to tech-savvy learners but may confuse others who aren’t familiar with how to navigate file structures. More than one version of the training may be necessary if the differences are significant. If a series of screen caps are used to simulate the system they should all be the same resolution, same file type, and in the same position on the course’s screen.

Nearly Instant Download & Playback of Captivate Files Online

Adobe Captivate

People often ask me about Captivate file sizes and how to optimize the learner experience accessing online content. The crux of the question of course is how can i make playback start right away and keep size small enough that it downloads smoothly on the learners' computer. I think it helps to understand that by using preloaders (included with Adobe Captivate) you can create projects that only need to download as little as 1% of the Flash file before they begin.

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Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech

Tony Karrer

Glitches will occur either because there’s not a recorded version of exactly what the sound should be or will occur where the segments are joined when it doesn’t come together quite right. For lower fidelity applications like telephony, the acoustic unit files can be made smaller by using a lower sampling rate without sacrificing intelligibility and naturalness, making a smaller database (smaller footprint). Often larger sizes also indicate a higher price point.

PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: Save a Presentation with Embedded Fonts

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

the Mac versions of PowerPoint can't embed fonts, nor can they use fonts embedded in a PC-born presentation. Fonts with file names ending in.ttf (whether TrueType or OpenType) contain TrueType font data and can be embedded. If you are using PowerPoint 2010, choose  File > Save As. At the bottom of the Save area, select  Embed fonts in the file.

Neuroscience In Corporate Training: All Hype Or Practical Applications?

Learningtogo

And foremost, if you can’t find a clear application within a few minutes, file the information under “cool stuff,” but don’t change your current practice around it. Download PDF version of this article. File size: 141 KB]. I recently had the chance to talk with Katelijn Nijsmans, co-founder of The Tipping Point, a learning consulting firm based in Belgium. Here is her resulting article, which first appeared on the Stimulearning site. See you in Brussels soon, Katelijn!

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Note: In addition to an an iPod/iPod Touch/iPhone, you will also need  iPhoto version 6 or later to complete this activity. 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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YouTube vs. Vimeo, What’s the Difference?

TechSmith Camtasia

Offer free version to join and a $10/month ad free version. Cannot replace a video with a new version and maintain analytics. Vimeo does offer a free membership, but it limits you to one HD upload per week with a maximum file size of 500MB. On the flip-side, when you upload your video to YouTube, it cannot be changed without completely deleting the file and re-uploading.

Free E-Learning & PowerPoint Template

Rapid eLearning

There’s a PowerPoint version and one for Articulate Storyline 2 that offers a lot more interactivity. And each interactive element potentially increases your file size significantly. In the Storyline version of the template, I can leverage variables to track what the user does. A few weeks ago I shared an elearning example I created for an elearning workshop. Many of you requested a template based on the example so here it is.

Repurpose Your Content: Make a Blog Video!

TechSmith Camtasia

Creating an alternative version of something that already exists is a great way to save time, and ensures you’re maximizing the mileage you get out of your content. I like to think of a storyboard sort of like a cartoon from the Sunday paper–it’s basically a visual plan of what you want to include in your video–sort of a visual version of a script. Our workflow typically includes saving as an MP4, which is the most common video file format, but also uploading to a hosting site.

5 Steps to a Graphic Development Workflow for E-Learning

ATD Learning Technologies

Here is what I file in each of the folders: Source Graphics: Original photos and images that will be modified for final use, as well as Photoshop and Illustrator files. Final Graphics: These are the final version of each graphic that will be inserted into an authoring tool or website. Reducing the dimensions to reduce the size of the file. If you reduce the image to somewhere between 72 to 125 dpi or ppi (pixels per inch), you will reduce the file size.

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Why I Love Shared Actions since over 4 years!

Adobe Captivate

This is an older version of the Example movie for which I posted a link above. Another version of a dashboard created with shared actions, to celebrate the arrival of CP9. Contrary to advanced actions you can even reuse the same name for a shared action, provided the older action is no longer present in the file. Intro. Shared actions were a new feature in Captivate 7 several years ago. They were improved with Captivate 8.

10 Ways to Spot a Lame Corporate PowerPoint Template

Mindflash

Font size is too small. However, by default the slide titles are now barely noticeable and almost confusing because the hierarchical importance of the slide title is lost (it’s almost the same size as the 20 pt. The smaller the font size in the body or title text, the more you’re encouraging presenters to include more text which is generally not a best practice. Large file size. This post first appeared on Brent Dykes’ blog, PowerPoint Ninja.

Screencast of the Week - Red Gate, Coding by the Sea

TechSmith Camtasia

Pay as much attention to your audio as you do to 'what's happening on the screen' * Static photos with a good voice narration work very well because your speakers can talk more freely without a camera in their face and videos with moving heads + lips need a really high frame rate to look good so you'll save on overall file size without them. I'm always amazed at the screencasts I see Camtasia users create. And, you're in for a treat with this week's Screencast of the Week!

The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]

mLearning Revolution

Here’s the link to our version of this flipped video, created using Camtasia Studio 8: [link]. There’s so much to like about the new version of Camtasia Studio, but for me the interactivity one can add to videos and the fact you can share and consume these interactive learning experiences across a multitude of screen is the real killer app for eLearning and mLearning.

Prepress Guidelines Before You Publish an eBook

Hurix Digital

When it comes to mailing high-resolution PDFs of your e-book, e-mail doesn’t cut it, because of the large file size. Fortunately, sending these large files is possible through a web-based service provided by Adobe, which offers online storage to save high-resolution files. Indexing in e-books is much simpler when compared to their printed versions.

Restore default slide master layouts in PowerPoint with VBA

BrightCarbon

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. When it fails, PowerPoint has no choice but to create a new layout or even worse in some cases, a new master with many layouts in your presentation file. Slide Layout Type* (hidden data in the PowerPoint file).

30 Awesome Remote Work Tools for Teams

The Training by Nelle Blog | Corporate Training and Consulting

Glip : Task management software with features that include screen/file sharing, team chat, calendars, and more. Microsoft Teams : Allows you to make calls on a global scale and can handle large live event sizes: from 10 to 10,000 people. It’s compatible with over 100 file types, provides the entire Google suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.), has AI features to hunt down files, and is accessible via desktop and app for both Android and iPhones.

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