Picture compression doesn't seem to work


G

Guest

A presentation given to me by someone else in PowerPoint 2003 has several
large pictures which I wish to compress.

I go to the pictures tool bar, select "compress picture" and select the
"Screen 96dpi" option for "all pictures." The images appear to be
compressed, but the file size doesn't change and when I check the image again
using the tool bar it hasn't been compressed and is still at "print 200dpi"

Is this a bug, or is there something really dumb I'm missing (eg, insert vs
cut and paste?)

Many thanks for your help
 
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G

Guest

The picture compression dialogue always defaults to 200 dpi so this isn't a
reliable indication of selected picture resolution

If the file size is still large maybe you have fast save enabled in tools >
options >save?? Try unchecking the box
 
G

Guest

Dear Sardonic,

It may be that the images were copied from another file of some sort and not
Inserted via "Insert > Picture > From File. The compression tool won't work
for copied images.

If you don't have photo editing software you can try this:

Resize the offending image, if desired
Right click on the image
Select Save Picture As
Save picture as a PNG file
Delete photo you just saved
Go to Insert > Picture > From file

Find the picture and insert it. Now your PowerPoint compression tool should
work.
 
G

Guest

hi sandy,

This works wonderful.
Merci

Sandy said:
Dear Sardonic,

It may be that the images were copied from another file of some sort and not
Inserted via "Insert > Picture > From File. The compression tool won't work
for copied images.

If you don't have photo editing software you can try this:

Resize the offending image, if desired
Right click on the image
Select Save Picture As
Save picture as a PNG file
Delete photo you just saved
Go to Insert > Picture > From file

Find the picture and insert it. Now your PowerPoint compression tool should
work.
 
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