In addition to changing the size and location of a picture on a slide in your PowerPoint presentation, you can change a lot of other characteristics too. To open up the Format Picture window, right click on a picture and select Format Picture.
The Format Picture window will appear on the right of the workspace.
In the window are listed seven different categories of properties you can change. Just click on a formatting category to open up its options. Let’s go through them one by one.
If you click the presets button, you will see a gallery of ready made shadows to apply to the image. In most cases, one of the shadow presets will be good enough and you can select one and then move on. If, however, you require more control over the shadow, you can explore the other shadow options:
A good idea is to apply a shadow from the preset gallery and then amend it using the additional options described above. If you decide that you want to remove the shadow, click on the shadow presets button and select No Shadow (at the top).
Use the presets button at the top to apply a pre-made reflection to your picture. Or/and use the following options to tweak the reflection:
To remove a reflection quickly, click on the presets button and select No Reflection (at the top).
As with all the other formatting options, use a preset and/or use the individual options that control the property.
To remove a glow, click on the presets button and select No Glow at the top.
Use a preset using the preset button, or simply set the size of the soft edges using the slider/input box.
Giving a picture soft edges makes its boundaries merge with the surrounding slide. The edges become blurred and you can see what is behind the image through the blur.
Don’t feel intimidated by all the options available for 3D format; they are all concerned with adding a bevel to the picture.
3D rotation allows you to rotate your picture around different axes. Use a preset first of all to get an idea of what kinds of effects you can get.
Artistic effects are a whole host of special effects you can apply to your picture. Click on the Artistic Effects button to display the gallery:
Only when you select an artistic effect will additional options appear for you to tweak the settings. For example, when we select the Light Screen artistic effect, we will see the following additional options appear: