Fast way to create photo album in PowerPoint

PowerPoint 2016
If you plan to create a presentation for your family, friends, or colleagues and have only photos, you don't need to spend hours on inserting and formatting pictures in PowerPoint. Use a relatively new feature Photo Albums that will automatically do all the work for you.

Moreover, if you are a novice in PowerPoint or want to add a hand-made flavor to tour presentation, you can draw and write your text on paper, scan papers and create the PPT presentation in a few clicks.

Photo Album in PowerPoint 365

To create Photo Albums, do the following:

    1.    On the Insert tab, in the Images group, choose the Photo Album dropdown list and then select New Photo Album...:

Images group in PowerPoint 365

    2.    In the Photo Album dialog box:

Photo Album dialog box in PowerPoint 365

    2.1.    Click the File/Disk... button to select pictures you want to insert:

Insert New Photo in PowerPoint 365
  • To select multiple pictures, hold down Ctrl or Shift as you click on the ones you want.
  • To select all pictures in the folder, click Ctrl+A.

    2.2.    For each image on the Pictures in album list, select the picture and then apply any correction needed with the buttons beneath the Preview pane:

Modify Photos in PowerPoint 365
  • You can rotate right or left, increase or decrease the contrast, and increase or decrease the brightness.
  • Use the arrows to move an image up or down in the order.

    2.3.    In the Album Layout section, open the Picture layout box and choose the layout for the presentation slides:

Picture Layout in PowerPoint 365

    2.4.    If available, choose a frame shape from the Frame shape list. Some choices from the previous step do not permit a frame shape to be chosen:

Frame shape in PowerPoint 365

    2.5.    You can create themes specifically for photo albums and then use them here by clicking the Browse... button to browse for a theme. You might also want to experiment with the photo album themes in the dialog box when you create the photo album initially.

Browse themes in PowerPoint 365

    2.6.    To add caption boxes for each picture, select the Captions below ALL pictures checkbox.

    2.7.    To show the pictures in black and white, select the ALL pictures black and white checkbox.

    3.    Click Create.

See also this tip in French: Le moyen rapide de créer un album photo dans PowerPoint.

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