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. Some also assume that in order to make basic changes to an image, they need to buy expensive software with a long learning curve such as Photoshop. Development Tools Images Visual Design PowerPoint

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This Week’s Tip: Export Images from Word Files

Intellezy

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. More importantly, InDesign can access the original high-resolution images when you place a DOCX file, even if they’re CMYK. The older DOC format converts all images to RGB PNG files.

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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. Because they are WMF files, you have the ability to Recolor the image, but not to fully adjust the saturation. PowerPoint may attempt to save the image as a WMF file by default. by AJ Walther.

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. " It is one of the most popular formats used on the web and in eLearning.   The first image above is a JPEG taken with my iPhone. You can see that the image has lost some of its detail.

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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. 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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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. You may need to add your company logo to a new image, or add an icon to a PowerPoint presentation. With Snagit, it only takes a few steps to quickly remove the background from your image. How to remove the background from an image.

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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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

Free medical images for eLearning

eLearningArt

So I thought it would be a good time to hook you guys up with some free images. You can download the images here. You’ll get multiple poses and angles of Carlos and Maria (the characters above) with the backgrounds clipped out, as well as some patient images, some medical background images, and some medical icons. Note that the icons are also in both PNG and EMF format, so you can ungroup and modify them. Who doesn’t like free?

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. In just a couple of steps you can change all the images at the same time. Select an output directory if you wish, then choose the file format such as PNG, PSD, or BMP.

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. 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. The following articles will help ensure you don’t end up with blurry pictures or images.

Save time with e-Learning Images

eLearningArt

Use images formatted for e-Learning to reduce development time. “What are images formatted for e-Learning?” Feel free to watch this video, or read below: Watch Our 1-Minute Video : If you’ve ever tried to create a scene using a typical stock image site, you know how frustrating it can be. 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!

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Select the Right Image Format

SmartBuilder

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? However, you can use various image formats to optimize the graphics in your course. No image format does everything perfectly. You should choose the format based on the image’s characteristics.

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.

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.). For this tutorial you will use a black and white geometric pattern image. Or, do a Google image search for “black and white geometric pattern” and use one you like. This is the image mask created in this tutorial. image. (Or,

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. When sourcing images from a photo website I look for a high ppi or dpi number: In this example I’d choose the medium (or maybe the large) over the small as it would be a higher quality and better for resizing.

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. To size the background image, I created a 1024X627 landscape file (72 resolution) and placed my Droplet image. I had to make some adjustments, while maintaining the aspect ratio to get fit the image exactly into 1024X627.

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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. You may need to add your company logo to a new image or add an icon to a PowerPoint presentation. With Snagit, it only takes a few steps to quickly remove the background from your 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. 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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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. To do this, select the cloud and then make sure the Format tab is selected. Right click on the cloud and choose Shape Format. Now we need to get it out of PowerPoint and into a format we can use. 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. In case of Blackberry apps separate images need to be created for each model to fit the screen. Image Formats: png should be your preferred format (as against.gif) as it has greater color depth and is fully lossless with variable transparency.

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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. Mostly I duplicate a slide from the project to create such a poster image, Duplicate because it may need some editing, especially if you also want to have a better looking Play arrow.

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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. GIMP is primarily used for photo manipulation, including sizing, editing, and cropping images, combining multiple images, and converting between different image formats. Its native format is XCF.

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. Insert & Edit SVG Image in PowerPoint. Locate your SVG image and insert it. What you’ll do is convert the SVG image into an object that can be edited in PowerPoint. Select the image.

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. A thought is that the HTML5 publishing process generated so many loose file types to the dr folder that Adobe used the JSON format to store these files in a more efficient way. There could be hundreds of images in that folder. Also, there is the main imgmd file that stores png files, text captions, smartshapes, and etc.

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. In PowerPoint 2007 / 2010, choose Insert > Image > Clipart option to search for and choose a background image to add to a plain white slide. Double-click the background image to open the Format tab.

Review: NXPowerLite

BrightCarbon

High quality images, videos and graphics can really increase audience engagement – and they look fantastic! NXPowerLite can handle PDF, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, JPEG, PNG and TIFF files.

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. Those are mostly decorative images so we won’t worry about them. Because of this, I build my simple graphics in PowerPoint and save the slides as images. I usually save in PNG format. Image already added.

Introducing Tech Tuesday toolbox

Mike Taylor

Open almost any image format like PSD (Photoshop), PXD, Jpeg, PNG (Transparent), webP, SVG and many more. Pick an existing quiz or create your own for review, formative assessment, and more. In my experience, most people love tech tips and tools.

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Hell in a Cell Between Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9, and LectoraInspire 16

CommLab India

All three tools have in-built characters but in Captivate, we have Close-up, Half, and Full image options andwe need notcrop the characters. Images. Inserting images is quite simple in these tools.We can scale the images in Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate, but images get blurred on scaling in Lectora. The supported image formats are GIF, JEPG, PNG. Supported formats are MP3 and WAVE.

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. For each blank line, enter the following Css code ( see also screenshot below ) : Code for line 1 : #playImage{background-image:url(./htmlimages/mymobileimage.png);

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.

How to create responsive SVGs and smart icons in PowerPoint

BrightCarbon

SVGs are the common format for icons and illustrations in PowerPoint. Scalable Vector Graphics) is a commonly used vector graphics format , especially prominent on the web. Crop | You can crop SVGs just like you can with images.

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. Problem is, Mr. Bigshot is, well, a bigshot. He has no time to meet with you or see your meticulous PowerPoint presentation projected up on a wall in his conference room.

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6 Cutting-Edge Online Publishing Tools for 2021

Kitaboo

The platform lets you enrich your eBooks with interactive elements such as audio, video, 3D simulation, images, and animation. Also Read: 8 eBook Conversion Tools Compatible with Multiple Formats.

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Best PDF to OCR Conversion Service Providers

Hurix Digital

With rapid digitization of content today, including images, videos, and music, the need for converting image-based files such as PDFs to a digital format is also at an all-time high. Convert PDF and other document formats and make them searchable.

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Create Your Own ClipArt

eLearningArt

You can easily create your own ClipArt in PowerPoint that can be saved as either PNG or 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. 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.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | September 11, 2020

Mike Taylor

Open almost any image format like PSD (Photoshop), PXD, Jpeg, PNG (Transparent), webP, SVG and many more. The best way to have good ideas is to have lots of ideas. Linus Paulding.

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6 Cutting-Edge Online Publishing Tools for 2021

Kitaboo

The platform lets you enrich your eBooks with interactive elements such as audio, video, 3D simulation, images, and animation. Allows you to enrich your documents with interactivities like videos, links, and images to engage your readers.

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Create Your Own Microsoft ClipArt in PowerPoint 2

eLearningArt

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. 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.