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How to compress PowerPoint presentations and reduce picture file size


Including high-quality images and videos often adds hugely to audience engagement, but it also adds file size. Did you know PowerPoint has a built-in picture and video compression tool? Images: Select a picture on any slide and go to the Picture Tools Format tab on the ribbon. Choose Compress Pictures in the top left corner: the pop-up box shows you the resolution options you have for the image. Method 3: Reducing picture resolution in PowerPoint.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects. To take a digital camera and take my own images wasnt an option. As a result, I had to do a research and find the best FREE stock photo sites. Morgue File An easy to use free photo site.

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Create a photo slideshow in PowerPoint


I recently created a photo slideshow (using PowerPoint) of my dad’s life-sized chess set sculpture that’s at Facebook (Go Dad!). And if you want to watch the published version of the slideshow, you can watch it here: Screenshot and Text Tutorial. The screenshot version of the lessons are below and are organized into these sections: Create slideshow in under 1 minute. Improve image quality. Scale images to the edge of the slides. Advanced Tip 4: Image Quality.

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Stock Photo Image and Other Media Sources

Tony Karrer

Weird - after posting, I just saw a post in my blog reader from HeyJude - Find free images online - my list! 10 Places to Find Free Image FlickrCC - offers pictures from around the world, including America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Pacific. EveryStockPhoto is a search engine for creative commons photos, located in Vancouver, BC. has over 2000 free images that you can use in commercial and noncommercial work.

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5 Reasons to Blur Images at Work (When in Doubt, Blur it Out)

TechSmith Camtasia

You could remove info within your original document by restricting permissions or versions – but beware. This flattens the info to a static image file, completely stripping out all underlying data and removing any chance that something could be uncovered later. Instead of covering up the offending content, you can blur it out, so you don’t ruin the aesthetic of the image. Blurring works with photos, too!

Cues that You Need an Image Instead of Text

Integrated Learnings

We know that meaningful images provide a memorable and efficient way to learn information. As a text-oriented person myself -- someone who finishes reading an article's text and then goes back to view the tables and charts -- translating text into images does not come naturally for me. a flowchart, labeled image, etc.). Here are a few cues that prompt me to consider replacing text with images. Image Cue: Process Overview. Image Cue: Anatomy. By Shelley A.

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Power Up Pictures with PowerPoint

360 Training

A picture is worth a thousand words. What pictures are you using in your course ? Relevant, attractive, and appropriately stylized images can serve as powerful visual stimulation in online training. If you have software tools that let you edit your photos and carefully plan your diagrams, fantastic! Not only is PowerPoint a powerful way to put together a presentation, it can also be a quick and simple way to export formatted, perfectly-sized images.

Free images and a great storytelling technique for eLearning


For example, in the example below, I used images of office buildings to establish the scene. If you only have a single shot, I also created a video showing you how to create multiple angles with a single background image. Establishing shots can also be created with indoor photos and people. For example, in the photo above, you can show a two business people in a conversation in the hall before starting the scene.

Understanding Image File Formats

TechSmith Camtasia

You’ve grabbed the perfect screen shot or taken a photo, done a little editing, and now you need to get it out to the world. 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. Common Image File Types. The main difference between all of these image formats comes down to two things: compression and compatibility.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Version – Product Review

eLearning 24-7

Quiz options: M/C, Labeling items, Labeling pictures, Sequencing (why not T/F?). Trainer section – Photo optional, name/e-mail address required. Photo is optional. While this makes sense if the archive is an older version and you are updating it, it seems an extra step, if you pulled the course because of whatever reason and it wasn’t because there is a new version online. Labeling pictures. Labeling items in an image. I love Halloween.

How to Get Your Training Presentation From Good to Great With Images, Audio, and Video


Photos, sound files and video clips are always great ways to liven up great presentations. A few quick examples: Photos. A retail clerk needs to categorize items rung up at the point of sale — photos of the inventory aid in product recognition. If your audience is running on older, slower hardware, try keeping media files to a minimum — pictures might be worth 1000 words, but can just as easily suck up hundreds of megabytes. Adding Images.

When in Doubt, Blur it Out – 5 Reasons to Use Blurring at Work

TechSmith Camtasia

You could remove info within your original document by restricting permissions or versions – but beware. This flattens the info to a static image file, completely stripping out all underlying data and removing any chance that something could be uncovered later. Instead of covering up the offending content, you can blur it out, so you don’t ruin the aesthetic of the image. Blurring works with photos, too!

The Top 14 eLearning Template Trends of 2014

eLearning Brothers

Upon its release, Big Business game quickly crossed the seven seas into Nigeria, Qatar, Peru, Australia, Slovenia, Spain and many other hinterlands, comprising 42 countries, As authoring tools evolved during the year, we followed suit, optimizing for mobile technologies and version upgrades. The Edgy Player design, pictured above, was frequently downloaded in 2014. Cutout People Images: Jamie. Cutout people images are far the largest portion of the template library.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Online Visual Identity

Learning Visions

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 My Online Visual Identity When Michele Martin changed her profile picture the other day, I realized I was a bit disoriented. And I saw how one dimensional our images of our online contacts (and digital friends) can be -- typically based on the same profile picture thats used in countless places. Ive had the same profile picture up for months -- on my blog, in Facebook, MyBlogLog, and now here.

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10 Do’s and Don’ts for eLearning Visuals

DigitalChalk eLearning

Sometimes finding the right images can be more difficult than originally anticipated. Your images must add value to the course, whether it is a graph or chart explaining the information, or just an example photo that the student can relate to. Do find quality images. Avoid using blurry or pixelated images within your courses. Rather than looking unprofessional or distracting your students, either use quality images or none at all.

Telling your story

Learning with 'e's

They also encompass hyperlinks, sounds, videos, and images. Specifically, the session focused on images as narrative, and all of the group managed to create some impressive and in some cases stunning image sequences. I used images from a trip with my students to the Gambia in 2009 to present my own example of a narrative at the beginning of the session. This image is of a man looking out over the sea, in a coastal village in the Gambia.

PowerPoint for Windows PC vs PowerPoint for Mac OS


There were so many things missing in PowerPoint for Mac compared to the Windows version. Generally, new features first appear in the Windows version of PowerPoint (at least until PowerPoint Online was conceived. Photo Album. ?. ?. Image Compression control. ?. ?.

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Stunning Presentation Design Using PowerPoint Morph


The first slide has the image, the ‘to be’ text and a grey box. The second slide has the image, the ‘or not to be’ text, and an orange box. Clearly the image is the same, just shifted a little to the left, so that it moves slightly during the morph transition. But the main change is that an image appears within the space created by the growing white boxes. You can use the black grab handles to cut off the image. Welcome to the playground of my imagination!

Review: Adobe Spark


Spark Page allows you to create image-rich web pages, and Spark Video helps you make professional looking and sounding short videos. You can easily add content such as text, video and images to the slides and you can drag and drop slides to change their order.

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Organizing Course Content with Storyboards


What pictures, charts, screenshots, or animations will best support the points being made? The best approach is to leave as little to the imagination as possible and have a particular picture of what the final product will look like. It is essential to get the most relevant and appropriate pictures/videos into the course. 3 You will have a clear picture about the learning experience you provide. How many pictures or other media do you have to buy?

Fuse Application Plus More…For Genealogy

TechSmith Camtasia

Not only that, but I transfer the new files to Snagit for storage and manipulation (cropping and enhancing photos) to enrich my records. This template allows me to include pictures of my ancestors to enhance the presentation of their details. Taking Pictures in the Wild. take digital photos of these original documents. Then using your Fuse-empowered smartphone, all of these photos can be transferred to Snagit.

The 34 Best Training Video Software – Full Comparison Guide


With Learnworlds editor, you can add any element you want, like overlay images, logos, titles, pointers, quizzes, external links, openers, videos, labels, navigational buttons, and more. The objects in the library may be images, sounds, and even videos.

The best free PowerPoint templates online


However, you can’t always swap out the default images for your own, which is likely to be an issue. It might be best to use these templates for inspiration; see how they are constructed and then build your own version with your own images. Some of the free PowerPoint templates on Pixel Surplus are a limited version of a paid template – you might be getting 20 slides out of a possible 100, for example – but they still give you plenty to work with.

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. When the Send to iPhoto dialog box opens, ensure your options match the picture below. If you were posting images to the internet it might be in your best interest to choose PNG. Select the Photos tab at the right of the iTunes window. Select Sync photos (put a check mark next to the option).

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Are You Feelin’ Fuse?

TechSmith Camtasia

Well, a picture is worth a thousand words, as they say. Fuse makes it easy for you to capture images and video of the real world (as opposed to the virtual world, where our desktop products excel). Let’s take a look at the three major areas we’ve improved upon in the latest versions of Fuse on iOS and Android. To take a photo, simply tap the photo button to take a picture and save it to the Fuse Library.

Free PowerPoint Template: Circle Lift

Rapid eLearning

The first example is the PowerPoint version of the template and the second example is the Storyline version of the template. Click here to view the Storyline version. In one template I added photo characters and in the other I added some of the free people icons I featured in a previous blog post. Here’s a screenshot of the template using pictures rather than shapes and vector icons. Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images.

How Can I Make a Slider More Engaging?

Yukon Learning

However, since the Slider has been around for several versions of Storyline, the question arises in many of our trainings: “How can I make my Slider stand out?” 6) For something entirely one-of-a-kind, we use an image fill on the thumb handle, like the colored pencil in our sketchpad example here. To do so, select the Slider Tools | Format tab , the Thumb Fill drop-down , and “ Picture… ” to upload a photo from your files.

Decorate for the Holidays: Fun with Snagit + TechSmith Fuse

TechSmith Camtasia

Before we can start making holiday wonderlands, I want to make sure you have TechSmith Fuse , our new mobile app that lets you get photos and videos from your iPhone or Android phone directly to Snagit or Camtasia. Note : You’ll need the latest version of Snagit to use TechSmith Fuse with Snagit. Choose what space you’d love to transform into a holiday paradise, open TechSmith Fuse, and snap a quick picture. Happy December!

Illustration vs photography for elearning

Sponge UK

Early images in learning This cave painting is thought to have been used to show young hunters where to aim their spears when hunting mammoths. Images can offer a direct route to the learning outcome. Stock images Most stock image libraries include photos and illustrations. Any stock images need to be chosen carefully for consistency and relevance to your content. Using stock images is one of the most cost-effective ways to add interest to your elearning.

How to make mandatory training relevant

Making Change

For “mandatory training,” I’m picturing any material that says some version of “Follow these rules.”. Photo of Jorge: David Boyle in DC via Compfight cc. All other images: Cathy Moore. “How can we make mandatory training more than a tick box exercise?”. That’s the top topic voted by blog readers , so here’s my take. It’s sheep-dip training. Everyone must be “exposed” to it, and a checkmark records that they have been exposed. How can we make it more relevant? Disobey.

Creative screencasting

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Use slides or photo's to build a story. Organise an interview with an expert via Skype and record this including the webcam images. On every card you write down in keywords what you would like to narrate and what you would like to show as images. You should realize that there is a difference between screencasts with Picture in Picture (PIP) whereby you see the person talking in the screen (like the one above), and others whereby you don't see the presentor.

Using Custom Artwork to Build Beautiful eLearning Without Breaking the Budget

eLearning Architect

We've all spent hours in front of eLearning or PowerPoint presentations filled with dodgy clipart or stock photos. We see the same old images going round and round, with courses being designed by anyone who gets their hands on a copy of Storyline. . “ So it was through successfully using Upwork on several small projects that we came up with the idea of searching for an artist who could illustrate a series of images that we could use throughout our eLearning course.

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PowerPoint Artistic Effects and Recoloring


PowerPoint comes with some really cool picture effects that you can apply to your images. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create my favorite 5 effects when I work with background images: pencil sketch, blur, cutout, photocopy, and also some recolorization effects. Today I’m going to talk about artistic photo effects in PowerPoint 2010, and show you how you can recolor your background photos to create some visual interest and contrast in your eLearning courses.

How to Create Job Aids that Skyrocket Your Team’s Performance

TechSmith Camtasia

Sometimes they’re digital—an image or PDF file on a computer, a smartphone app, or a short video. Not only are job aids great at helping employees remember what they’ve learned from a training (such as processes they only need to do occasionally, and don’t need to memorize), they’re also helpful when something changes—for troubleshooting, for example, or to walk through steps of a slightly different workflow of new software versions.

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. Easily extend a photo’s background. 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. Page curl sticker images.

Are in-person workshops dead? How virtual learning can be as good as the real thing

CLO Magazine

In addition to purchasing the rights to use stock photos, we used a PowerPoint feature called “Design Ideas,” a tool that generates a series of formatting variations that you can apply to add interest to your slides.

Video Creation: The Basics

TechSmith Camtasia

Even the camera choice is secondary to proper lighting, as even an expensive camera will produce a poor image in extreme low light. While these cameras require a higher investment, and are harder to transport, the image quality is often worth the effort. If you have a camera that shoots video and photos (like a DSLR) don’t forget to switch to photography mode and get high quality stills too. If you don’t have a DSLR, use your smartphone to take pictures.

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