How to imitate the magnifier effect for the picture

PowerPoint 2016
Magnifier is an excellent way to attract attention to the part of the picture, which does not require much effort. Two simple effects blur and glow allow you to shift the accent from the whole picture to the fragment in question.
Magnifier effect for the picture in PowerPoint 2016

To add a blur or glow diffused effect to the picture, do one of the following:

  • Select the picture and then under Picture Tools, on the Format tab, in the Adjust group, click Artistic Effects:
    Artistic Effects in PowerPoint 2016

    Select the effect you like from the Artistic Effects drop-down list:

    • The Blur effect:
      Blur Effect in PowerPoint 2016
    • The Glow diffused effect:
      Glow diffused Effect in PowerPoint 2016
  • Right-click on the picture and choose Format Picture... in the popup menu:
    Format Picture in popup menu PowerPoint 2016

    On the Format Picture pane, on the Effects group, in the Artistic Effects section, click the Artistic Effects button and choose the effect you like:

    Artistic Effects on the Format Picture pane PowerPoint 2016

But the result can be unsatisfied:

Blur effect for the picture in PowerPoint 2016   or   Glow diffused effect for the picture in PowerPoint 2016

To customize the effect, do the following:

On the Format Picture pane, on the Effects group, in the Artistic Effects section, click the Artistic Effects button and choose the effect:

  • For the Blur effect:
    Blur effect on the Format Picture pane PowerPoint 2016

    Change the value for the parameter Radius. For example, for the Radius = 30:

    Blur effect for the picture in PowerPoint 2016
  • For the Glow diffused effect:
    Glow diffused effect on the Format Picture pane PowerPoint 2016

    Change the value for parameters Intensity or/and Transparency. For example, with Intensity = 8:

    Glow diffused effect for the picture in PowerPoint 2016

Add any other adjustments you like.

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