Did you know that you can save one or more slides as images in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. It is actually pretty easy.
You can either save all slides as images at the same time or do one slide at a time. Let us start by looking at how to save all slides at the same time.
1. Open the SlideShow you want to save as images
2. Go to the “File” tab (backstage) and click on “Save As”
3. A Save As dialog box will show up. Browse to the folder where you want the images to be saved. At the bottom click on the drop-down menu “Save As Type:”.
4. Scroll down to the type of image format you would like
- GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)
- JPEG (File Interchange Format)
- PNG (Portable Network Graphics Format)
- TIFF (Tag Image File Format)
- BMP (Device Independent Bitmap)
- WMF (Windows MetaFile)
- EMF (Enhanced Windows MetaFile)
5. Choose “File name” and click “Save”
6. A new dialog shows up asking with 3 buttons: “Every Slide”, “Current Slide Only” or “Cancel”. Since we are saving all slides in the SlideShow as images we choose “Every Slide”
7. A confirmation message shows up telling us that all our slides have been saved as a separate image. Click “OK”.
If we go to the folder shown in the confirmation message, the same one we choose in step 3, we will see a new folder with the “File name” we provided in step 5. Inside this folder will be one image file for each slide in our presentation.
If you only wanted to save one of your slides as an image just choose “Current Slide Only” in step 6. You will then have the opportunity to name the file something of your choosing. This as opposed to when saving all slides the names of the files will be “SlideX” where X is the slide number.
This is a really neat feature if you want to post an image of a slide or a whole SlideShow on your blog or online. It can also be used if you make a nice drawing or diagram in PowerPoint that you want to use in a page layout software for a brochure or magazine. There are probably many more times when saving your slides as image files can be useful. How do you use this feature?