Editing Images with PowerPoint

Integrated Learnings

Sometimes an eLearning course needs to be enhanced with an image , but finding the right one can be a chore in itself. It’s frustrating to locate an image only to find it just isn’t quite right. In these cases, it’s possible to tweak the image with a graphics editor.

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This Week’s Tip: Export Images from Word Files


Did you know that Word’s DOCX file format is a glorified ZIP file? Change the extension to ZIP, unzip it, and you’ll find all of the document’s original assets, including the images as individual files in a folder.

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PowerPoint 2010: Adjusting the Saturation for a Clip Art Image

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

In one of my recent Optimizing PowerPoint for eLearning & Presentations classes , I demonstrated how to adjust the saturation of an inserted image to take the image to grayscale. After the class, one of the students asked how to make this adjustment on clip art images.

Development Corner: Image Formats

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Sally Cox    When it comes to adding images to websites, PowerPoint presentations, or eLearning projects, you will likely be given JPEGs, GIFs, or PNGs. Let's review the three most common image formats and why/when to use them.     PNG.

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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.

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How to Remove the Background From an Image

TechSmith Camtasia

The images all had different background colors, and I needed them to all have a uniform look. You have a logo, icon, or other image that you’re trying to design with, but you need to remove the background of the image. How to remove the background from an image.

Free medical images for eLearning


So I thought it would be a good time to hook you guys up with some free images. You can download the images here. Note that the icons are also in both PNG and EMF format, so you can ungroup and modify them. Who doesn’t like free?

Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 3

E-Learning Provocateur

I was dilly dallying about both when Steven Lewis showed me his newly produced paperback, How to Format Perfect Kindle Books – ironic, eh? I had problems with PNG files (they outputted fuzzy) so you might consider TIF or JPG instead. I used BullZip’s free PDF Printer ; if you do too, I recommend picking “Flate” for your image compression and “Prepress” for the output quality.

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Batch Edit with Snagit’s Covert Images

TechSmith Camtasia

Using Convert Images you can change properties, size, and even the file format of a group of images all at once. For example, you could take a group of images and add a one pixel border to each, make the images 200×200 pixels and change the file format from JPG to PNG.

A Simple Hack to get Beveled Edges for Shapes, Text Captions and Images

Adobe Captivate

Set your colors and shapes and desired bevel and then grab the shape with your screen capture tool and save your image. Here is one such beveled shape image: Pick your desired shape and set the color, bevel desired, Etc. Save as BMP or PNG. In Adobe Captivate use the saved shape / button as the background image of the shape or button. PowerPoint allows other images as the background in their shapes. The Lack of Beveled Edges in Captivate: As of Captivate 2017.1

Preventing Blurry Pictures: The Keys to Clear Images

TechSmith Camtasia

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. Color depth: how many colors are being used to display the image (ex: 32-bit).

Save time with e-Learning Images


Use images formatted for e-Learning to reduce development time. “What are images formatted for e-Learning?” In fact, you’re lucky to find a single image that meets your needs. Note that this is only possible with PNG files. Hi there!

Select the Right Image Format


As a follow up on my last post about optimizing graphics , I want to address a few ideas concerning the best image format for elearning graphics. When you create graphics for a course, do you save all of the images in the same format? It’s a toss up between PNG and GIF.

Images file types and their uses

Adobe Captivate

Image file types. They are undoubtedly a main element to elearning but do you know your png from your svg? Cons – bigger than jpegs, images have very large files sizes. cons – bigger than png, oldest format (1989). So next time you’re looking for or creating images, have a think about file types. It could save you a heap of developing time when your working with an image on the stage.

Working with Images in eLearning (part 1)

Matthew Guyan

As eLearning developers we regularly work with images in our projects and while we aren’t all graphic designers, it helps to have a basic knowledge of the terminology around image properties and file types which is what this post is about.

Create an Image or Video Mask Using Snagit 12

TechSmith Camtasia

Image masking allows you to create unusual and unique edge effects for your photographs and other graphics. You can also use these images in Camtasia Studio to add masking effects to your videos (see a sample video here.). This is the image mask created in this tutorial. image.

Newbies: More PowerPoint Hacks for Your Cp Project: Using PowerPoint Template Backgrounds in Your Captivate Master Slides

Adobe Captivate

I don’t need the PowerPoint master slides, just the background image. Many are offered in a 16X9 format. (I Although Cp can edit your image to fit your slide, I prefer Photoshop’s precision and editing options.

How to Remove the Background From a Picture

TechSmith Camtasia

The images all had different background colors, and I needed them to all have a uniform look. You have a logo, icon, or other images that you’re trying to design with, but you need to remove the background of the image. Step 1: Insert the image into the editor.

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. JPEG: (Joint Photographic Experts Group) Possible to reduce the size and quality of the original image.

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Creating Transparent PNGs in PowerPoint

Integrated Learnings

This post will provide step-by-step instructions for how to create transparent graphics in PowerPoint and save them as a portable network graphic (PNG) file for use in an e-learning module. Now adjust the colors and formatting to create a white cloud. by Jonathan Shoaf.

Five Tips for Creating Graphics for Mobile Devices

Upside Learning

You can’t simply design for one size & resolution but need to actually create multiple graphics like the below example show different images for different devices. Background images used in application can be tiled or stretched.

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Get rid of White start screen with Black button (HTML output)

Adobe Captivate

Poster image. To get rid of the white screen, you need to create a “poster image”? That is a static image, preferably with the same resolution as your project. For a non-responsive project, published with Rescalable turned on, the poster image will fill up the screen.


Adobe Captivate 2019 vs. SharePoint: The Issue is real.

Adobe Captivate

What is a JSON file format? Workarounds: Normally the SharePoint Administrator can configure the server to allow a MIME type to support JSON format. There could be hundreds of images in that folder. See the example image below of Adobe Captivate HTML5 Output in the dr folder.

How to Edit SVG Graphics in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

The good news is that now you can edit SVG images in PowerPoint. And that’s a big deal because we’re starting to see more SVG images every day. In fact, one of the sites where I buy images has the option to download SVG images. Select the image.

IPhone- User Interface Guidelines – Part III

Upside Learning

Table Views, Text Views and Web Views: Table View: It displays information in single column multiple rows format. Each row can contain image, text and controls. Creating Custom Icons and Images: For all icons and images PNG (32 bits) format is recommended.

Create an Animated Title Clip Using PowerPoint & Camtasia Studio 8

TechSmith Camtasia

You can follow along with the technique I have shown below choosing clip art / images you like. This tutorial takes a pictorial approach to show how my title clip image was created in PowerPoint. Click the thumbnail images to see the larger version. Add A Frame Image.

A Simple Way to Build PowerPoint Graphics for Mobile Learning

Rapid eLearning

Understanding the Image Blocks in Rise. Rise offers a number of blocks that support inserted images (such as image, gallery, and some of the interactions). There are a few blocks that have text overlay where the image is scaled. I usually save in PNG format.

Make a responsive splash screen with several pictures

Adobe Captivate

So replace your current picture by a picture that is 1px wide and high in a transparent format. Once your Captivate project is completely finished, publish it to the HTML5 format. png” That means: Mobile size: width:186px; height:350px.

Open Source E-learning Development 2: Image Manipulation

The E-Learning Curve

Now read on… The second open environment authoring tool highlighted in this series is an image editing application. The GNU Image Manipulation Program , or GIMP, is an open source graphics editor that is available for Linux, Windows, and OS X. Its native format is XCF.

How to Convert Flash to HTML5 at Scale

Hurix Digital

So, all the Flash-based videos, games, and websites on earth would have to be converted to another format for being accessible to netizens. But if you don’t have access to the source files, or your course has less or no interactive elements, you can record the course to MP4 format.

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Note: You have a choice of either JPEG or PNG from the Format drop-down menu. If you were posting images to the internet it might be in your best interest to choose PNG. by AJ George You want to pitch a sale to the CEO of a large company, Billy Bigshot.

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Create Your Own ClipArt


You can easily create your own ClipArt in PowerPoint that can be saved as either PNG or vector (EMF) format. A simple — a simple thing you can do is save it as a PNG, just copy and pasting the picture, or as an EMF. Synopsis.

Technical Communications: Online Versus Paper

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

To use the images, you'll need to allow time to save the images as online versions (in jpeg or png format). When you do, the images will likely lose quality. by Tony Self    What is more effective, a print document or an online document? It wasn't all that long ago that print documents would definitely have been voted more effective, especially considering the poor quality of computer monitors and slow internet speeds.

Create Your Own Microsoft ClipArt in PowerPoint 2


Learn how to save ClipArt drawings from PowerPoint into the vector EMF format. What I’ve shown you in the last lesson was how you can kind of trace over an image to create your own, and I ran out of time at the end there, and I felt like it was worthwhile showing you guys a couple of things.

How to Identify the Best eBook Conversion Services


Multiple Input and Output Formats: Select a software where you can upload any file format and get your output in whichever format you might need. The different input formats include AZW, Adobe InDesign, HTML, text files, XML, etc. Whatever output format the software allows, ensure that it has an option to convert your file into ePUB format. This is because ePUB is a popular eBook format that works across most reading devices.