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Share Your Photos With A PowerPoint Presentation

written by: staceytg•edited by: Rhonda Callow•updated: 6/24/2011

If you have PowerPoint, you can use it to create photo presentations to show off your favourite pictures. Even better, when copied onto CD or DVD, PowerPoint presentations can make a perfect gift for loved ones. Looking for tips or wondering why you should use PowerPoint? Read on to learn more.

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    Why Use PowerPoint?

    Microsoft PowerPoint is a great tool to use for business, but you might not have thought about using PowerPoint for your photos. You can do many things with this program and make your photos more fun to view.

    When you are picking photos to use for your PowerPoint presentation, you should look at the way the photos are composed and decide what you are going to use the presentation for. If you are creating this to give to family or showing it at a family event, you can use any photo that makes you remember a moment in time. Another great thing is that you don’t have to use just digital photos because you can scan some of your older photos onto the computer and add them to your presentation.

    There are many ways that you can show your presentation as well. If you are just wanting to show your PowerPoint presentation to a few people at a time in a place other than your home, the easiest way to do this is to save your presentation onto your laptop (if you own one) or transfer the presentation onto a flash drive. If you plan to give your photo presentation as a gift or you don't own a laptop, you can save your presentation to a CD or DVD. You can even email your photo presentation to family easily and instantly. If the recipient doesn't own PowerPoint, not to worry! They can download Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer for free.

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    Fun Features To Add To Your Photo Presentation

    There are many ways that you can make your photos really shine with a PowerPoint presentation. One of these ways is adding sound to your photo presentation. You can really tailor your music to the type of presentation that you are doing or you can just make it fun and light by adding silly sound effects.

    Another thing that you can add to your PowerPoint presentation to enhance the overall look is text and borders in different fonts and colors. There are many templates that you can use, but when using photos as your main point of view, you probably want to stick with a solid color and a font that is attractive but still readable.

    You should also remember to edit your photos so that they will look their best. This may be as simple as cropping them or editing the contrast or brightness. You might also want to consider removing any red eye from your images, as they can be distracting and ruin a photo. Click here a list of free photo editing programs.

    If you want to include effects in your photos, that is your choice, just remember that the photos should be the focal point of the presentation and you don’t want to take away from that.

    A PowerPoint presentation can really be a great way to show off your photos and you can also use this technique for a professional quality portfolio of your work. Just remember to be creative and have fun with it.