How to Export PowerPoint Slides to Images

Export PPTX to PNG

Often enough, you want to export PowerPoint slides into an image format (such as PNG, JPEG, GIF, TIFF, etc) for certain purposes.

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Perhaps you want to send it to social media, keep it as a wallpaper, or just love the design of the slide. Whatever your choice, PowerPoint has always a feature to let you exporting those slides into an image.

So, how to do that? And which of the best format should I choose?

The following guide is based on Microsoft PowerPoint 365 version 1902. Other versions might have a slightly different look and feel. However, the step by step process should be the same.

How to export PowerPoint slides to images

Time Needed : 1 minutes

In this tutorial, you will learn how to export PowerPoint slides (PPT/PPTX) into an image format, such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF, GIF, etc. The process is very easy and can be done in less than a minute.

  1. Go to File.

  2. Locate Save As.

  3. Select the format you want. PowerPoint has four different image formats: JPEG, PNG, GIF, and TIFF.
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  4. Click Save to confirm. Make sure you have located the output folder where the image(s) will be saved.

  5. Choose whether you want to export All Slides or Just This One (the one you recently displayed).

  6. The export process has completed. Click OK to close.

  7. Now you have the image version of the PowerPoint slide.

Tools
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Materials
  • PowerPoint slides

The sample image on the tutorial above is based on Digital Technology Theme PowerPoint Template. You can download and use the template for free.

Here is a quick explanation of each image format:

  • PNG — bigger file size with a detailed pixel and transparent effect capability
  • JPEG — smaller size with decent quality, perfect for a web image
  • GIF — only supports 256 colors and less detail
  • TIFF — meant to be preserve quality which means can’t be compressed

I personally prefer JPEG or PNG because these formats are the most common type on the internet. But feel free to choose the best format that works for your intentions.

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