Most people would agree that PowerPoint is a great tool to create stunning photo slideshows.
Creating a slideshow by “Import and Export” may be the common way used. But with enhanced graphic ability in PowerPoint 2007, you have more easy-to-use features to edit and customize photos.
In this article, we will talk about some clever tips to use PowerPoint 2007 as a photo editor rather a simple slideshow maker.
1. Image Borders
Using different style of borders around the edge of an image makes the images to catch more attention from the audience. PowerPoint gives you handy access to create interesting border lines for your images. You can either change line color, line weight or even line style.
First, insert an image to a PowerPoint slide.
PowerPoint 2007 -> Insert Ribbon -> Image Icon
Browse to your picture folder, insert an image for editing.
Second, Click the image and then go to the Format Tab.
Format Tab-> Picture Border
Under Picture Border, select a theme color, choose a line weight and then find the line dash style you want.
When done, you will see a line border around you image.
2. Image Frames
Something like image borders, frames also easily pretties up your image. PowerPoint expands the concept of style to Quick Style Functionality and offers a beautiful frame gallery for you image.
When you insert an image, click the picture to activate the Format Tab. Then you can see the Frame Gallery in that tab.
You can select a Picture Style from the gallery in the image below to apply a frame, shadow, 3-D rotation, and other effects to selected images.
3. Recolor an Image
If you are a Publisher user, you should have experienced with the recolor feature. In PowerPoint 2007 , you can do it in much the same way.
When you select a picture, you can find this Recolor Tool in the Format Tab of Picture Tool. You can apply the color style you want to your image, from Dark variation to Light variations.
4. Create Auto-shaped Images
The next good thing with PowerPoint 2007 is that you can change the shape of any image. Your image can be resized in any auto shapes. You have a lot of variations, from basic to complicate. You image is not longer in a rectangles. You can cools them up so quickly and easily!
5. Add a Theme
PowerPoint template gives your presentation a uniform look and feel. That is the same reason we use theme for our photo slideshow.
A theme not only gives a color scheme to your photo slideshow but also formats fonts, effects, effects and background styles and more. Once you specify a theme, all the elements in the slideshow will be changed to match that theme. If you are not satisfied with the color scheme, more theme color options are available for you choose from so you are able to create a theme in different color scheme. Of course, you can even change the fonts and effects of a theme.
With these tips to create a wonderful photo slideshow, now you may like to expand its audience by publishing to web. Here are some tips to share a PowerPoint slideshow on web with success.
1. Save as an HTML Webpage (Static Slideshow)
PowerPoint 2007->Save As -> Web Page
2. Convert to Flash Slideshow for Sharing on Blog or a Webpage (Animated Slideshow)
Convert PowerPoint to Flash
3. Specify the Default Fonts for Web-Based Slideshow
4. Change the Title for a Web-Based Slideshow
5. Change the Target Screen Resolution for Web-Based Slideshow
6. Optimize Your Slideshow for a Specific Browser