How to compress PowerPoint presentations and reduce picture 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. You could go into an image editing program, and the Photos app in Windows 10 is actually really good for this.

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. Select the photos from your computer.

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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 version 3.6.6

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Stock Photo Image and Other Media Sources

Tony Karrer

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. This is a single integrated search, allowing users to bookmark their photos with private and public tags, and increasingly we will be offering advanced searching options , rating systems and other tools. 4) Stock.xchng Close to 200,000 photos.

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Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

picture of the costs of. need to create multiple versions of. and even a photo as this will make. you have a complete picture. Begin with the big picture. developing the big picture—or what. picture of the learning journey and how the pieces will.

Power Up Pictures with PowerPoint

360 Training

A picture is worth a thousand words. What pictures are you using in your course ? If you have software tools that let you edit your photos and carefully plan your diagrams, fantastic! Resize a photo. Crop a photo. Click your picture, then the crop button.

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. Blurring works with photos, too! Business blur corporate training tips documentation help desk photo editing Snagit visual communication

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. Blurring works with photos, too! Tips & How To's blur corporate training tips documentation help desk photo editing Snagit Tips and Tricks visual communication

10 Do’s and Don’ts for eLearning Visuals

DigitalChalk eLearning

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. When possible, avoid complex graphics and go for a simpler version, while still getting the point across.

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. Ive had the same profile picture up for months -- on my blog, in Facebook, MyBlogLog, and now here.

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Hotspots for Non-VR Projects

Adobe Captivate

The 2019 Version has a very cool option to create VR Projects using 360 degree photos and videos. When you open a VR project you can a Menu of Hotpots that allow the learner to interact with the photo. I’m wondering why Adobe wouldn’t consider adding this hotspot menu to the standard projects? I for one could use those immediately to create a richer experience for my learners on a regular project. For example, we wish to.

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.

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. Select the Photos tab at the right of the iTunes window.

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


I use my phone to take a lot of pictures of my cat, as loyal Everything eLearning Blog readers have probably noticed.). 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.

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. How many pictures or other media do you have to buy?

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?” To do so, select the Slider Tools | Format tab , the Thumb Fill drop-down , and “ Picture… ” to upload a photo from your files.

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. Here’s a screenshot of the template using pictures rather than shapes and vector icons.

Stunning Presentation Design Using PowerPoint Morph


Likewise, hidden away underneath the architectural photo on slide 2 is the building sketch, which moves down, out of its ‘shadow’ on the third slide, producing both a reveal and movement effect during the morph transition. Welcome to the playground of my imagination!

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.

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Are You Feelin’ Fuse?

TechSmith Camtasia

Well, a picture is worth a thousand words, as they say. 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.

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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. Happy December!

Creative screencasting

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Use slides or photo's to build a story. 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.

The Colors of eLearning

eLearning Brothers

COLOURLovers will let you upload a photo and then it will create a color scheme based on the picture. Here is a great site that will let you input your URL and test it against various versions of color-blindness. Color impacts your courses and your learners.

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. “How can we make mandatory training more than a tick box exercise?”.

PowerPoint Artistic Effects and Recoloring


PowerPoint comes with some really cool picture effects that you can apply to your images. 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.

Text, Images, or Video in Your Technical Communication?

TechSmith Camtasia

Photos can degrade gracefully, even when you’re printing in black & white, but video information is lost altogether. Images in user assistance can include photos, illustrations, tables, screenshots, diagrams, and schematics. Photos can be a cheap alternative for illustrations.

Devil in the detail

Learning with e's

Little Sarah's picture looks wonderful, but you don't get to see the five previous, crap attempts she made to paint that beautiful swan. After all, the ability to continually iterate versions of text or image is part of the creative process.

Cues that You Need an Image Instead of Text

Integrated Learnings

For instance, if the next few slides elaborate on steps in the process, you can put a small version of the diagram in the corner of the screen and highlight the step they're learning about, reinforcing how the details fit into the larger picture. Basic icons, images of people, and photos of everyday objects can be easily found in any stock image library. By Shelley A. Gable. We know that meaningful images provide a memorable and efficient way to learn information.

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Illustration vs photography for elearning

Sponge UK

Stock images Most stock image libraries include photos and illustrations. It was shot at a National Press Club discussion about the crisis in Darfur, and the original picture also featured George Clooney.

Brilliant backchannel tweeting: a before-during-after guide

Good To Great

Uploaded photos of the speaker or session. This guide is an expanded version of a post originally published as part of the eLearning Network’s 24 tips , in December 2012.).

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

TechSmith Camtasia

Instead of a wall of text, replace written words with images, as much as possible—pictures, charts, and any other visuals that fit your format. If the job aid describes a physical task, take photos and mark them up with arrows, etc., Want to help employees do things faster and better?

#LearningIs creative

Learning with e's

Thomas Edison attempted hundreds of combinations and versions before he finally succeeded in his quest to design a commercially viable light bulb. The little girl replied 'I'm drawing a picture of God.' Learning can certainly be creative, if the conditions are right.

6 brilliant responsive elearning design examples


The visuals (full-width photo backgrounds and clean, sketch-style graphics) have been chosen for their impact across multiple devices. Designing content to work seamlessly across different devices is a basic requirement these days. Need some inspiration for how to do that?

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.

Photobook Adventures (and advice)

Web Tools for Learners

I’ve slowly become aware of the existence of photo books, but for a long time saw them as an oddity, and kind of egocentric. And some pictures I just didn’t want to put up on Flickr, even keeping them private. These were pre-digital photos.

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Brilliant backchannel tweeting: a before-during-after guide

Good To Great

Uploaded photos of the speaker or session. This guide is an expanded version of a post originally published as part of the eLearning Network’s 24 tips , in December 2012.).

Video Creation: The Basics

TechSmith Camtasia

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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