Copying Kodak picture CD images into a power point presentation.

Copying Kodak picture CD images into a power point presentation.

Post by RWxzdG9uIE » Wed, 19 Nov 2003 04:26:13

I am trying to put together a powerpoint presentation with the 300 photos that I took on vacation last summer. I have put all the photos in one large folder of jpg images -- approx 159mb. However, as I have tried to copy these images into a powerpoint presentation, after copying only one half of the images (the images are approx 500K each) the powerpoint file has already grown to 368mb. I am going about this in the wrong way (see below)

What is the best way to copy these images into Powerpoint? I have been opening the images with paint, then 'selecting' the whole image (select all), 'copying' the image, then 'paste special', 'picture' into the powerpoint presentation.

Thank you for any helpful suggestions you can provide
Elsto

 
 
 

Copying Kodak picture CD images into a power point presentation.

Post by Kathryn Ja » Wed, 19 Nov 2003 04:32:20

Elston,
First: Check your options and make sure that Fast Saves is turned off. After
you turn them off, do a save as to a new name. Next, don't use copy and
paste. Instead, use Insert--> Pictures--> From file. Finally, check out this
PPT FAQ page about picture sizes:
Insert a picture at the correct size
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
And this one about file sizes:
Why are my PowerPoint files so big? What can I do about it?
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

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that I took on vacation last summer. I have put all the photos in one large
folder of jpg images -- approx 159mb. However, as I have tried to copy
these images into a powerpoint presentation, after copying only one half of
the images (the images are approx 500K each) the powerpoint file has already
grown to 368mb. I am going about this in the wrong way (see below)?
opening the images with paint, then 'selecting' the whole image (select
all), 'copying' the image, then 'paste special', 'picture' into the
powerpoint presentation.

 
 
 

Copying Kodak picture CD images into a power point presentation.

Post by anonymou » Wed, 19 Nov 2003 04:48:46

You need to 'optimize' your images, which means two
steps: 1) reduce the actual size of your images (similar
to resizing), 2) make the image k-size smaller.

There are several ways to do this, but you may need
something more robust than Paint. For example, Photoshop
can create thumbnails and resize all the images in a
folder for you automatically (also creating html pages to
display them in the process). You just need the images -
grab them from the folder that gets created, then you can
copy/paste the resulting photos into your preso. There
are many products out there nowadays to get your photos
on the web in an automated fashion (i.e. steps 1 and 2
above). You may be able to download a demo, or even buy
something, to get you through today.

Good luck.


with the 300 photos that I took on vacation last summer.
I have put all the photos in one large folder of jpg
images -- approx 159mb. However, as I have tried to copy
these images into a powerpoint presentation, after
copying only one half of the images (the images are
approx 500K each) the powerpoint file has already grown
to 368mb. I am going about this in the wrong way (see
below)?
Powerpoint? I have been opening the images with paint,
then 'selecting' the whole image (select all), 'copying'
the image, then 'paste special', 'picture' into the
powerpoint presentation.
 
 
 

Copying Kodak picture CD images into a power point presentation.

Post by RWxzdG9uIE » Wed, 19 Nov 2003 04:51:10

Kathryn,

Thank you for getting back to me, and so quickly! I am currently at work -- my project is at home. I will not be able to work on the project tonight, but I will certainly try your suggestions tomorrow evening.
Again, thank you so much for your help.
Elston
 
 
 

Copying Kodak picture CD images into a power point presentation.

Post by RWxzdG9uIE » Wed, 19 Nov 2003 05:26:11

Anonymous
Thank you for your suggestions. I had hoped to maintain the image resolution so the images are a clear/sharp when I crop them when necessaryand enlarge them to fill the slide.
I do have Photoshop at home on my computer (the program came with my Sony). I will look into the two step process that you suggested
Thank you
Elsto
 
 
 

Copying Kodak picture CD images into a power point presentation.

Post by RWxzdG9uIE » Wed, 19 Nov 2003 22:11:08

TAJ,

Thank you very much for getting back to me with your suggestions and the URL to find more hints and tips. I will certainly follow through on this information.
Elston