How to Export High-Resolution Images from PowerPoint 2024

Exporting high-resolution images from PowerPoint ensures the images retain their quality when printed or viewed on high resolution devices. Follow these steps to export crisp, clear PowerPoint slides and pictures.

Why Export High-Resolution Images

Here are some reasons you may want to export high-resolution images from PowerPoint:

  • Print PowerPoint slides in high print quality without pixelation
  • Use PowerPoint images in other software and documents without quality loss
  • Present slides on high resolution screens and projectors
  • Zoom into PowerPoint images without blurriness
  • Maintain image quality when scaling up pictures
  • Avoid jagged edges in logos and text inserted from PowerPoint

By default, PowerPoint compresses inserted images and saves slides at 96 dpi (dots per inch). This low resolution causes blurriness and pixelation. Exporting at higher resolutions like 300 dpi creates sharper, clearer images.

PowerPoint High Fidelity Setting

PowerPoint 2016 and newer versions have a High Fidelity image resolution setting that preserves inserted image quality.

To enable it:

  1. Go to File > Options > Advanced
  2. Under Image Size and Quality, choose High Fidelity from the Default resolution dropdown

This prevents image compression in PowerPoint slides. However, exported images still save at 96 dpi. To export higher resolutions, further steps are needed.

Export Single PowerPoint Slides as Images

Follow these steps to export PowerPoint slides as high-resolution JPEG, PNG or TIFF files:

  1. Open the PowerPoint presentation and select the slide to export
  2. Go to File > Export > Change File Type to JPEG, PNG or TIFF
  3. Set export options:
    • Export current slide only
    • Export all slides if needed
  4. Set resolution to 300 dpi
  5. Click Save to export slide(s)

JPEG is ideal for photos and web images. PNG is better for logos and text. TIFF is used for high-quality printing.

Export All Slides at High Resolution

To batch export all slides at 300 dpi:

  1. Go to File > Export > Change File Type to JPEG, PNG or TIFF
  2. Select Export all slides
  3. Change Save as type to JPEG, PNG or TIFF
  4. Set resolution to 300 dpi
  5. Click Save

This exports every slide in the presentation as a separate high-resolution image file in the selected format.

Alternative: Use Registry Editor to Change Defaults

The registry editor tweaks PowerPoint’s default image export resolution from 96 dpi to 300 dpi system-wide. This lets you export slides normally without having to manually set 300 dpi every time.

Caution: Editing the registry incorrectly could cause system problems. Exporting slides normally after this still compresses images. Follow these steps carefully:

  1. Type “regedit” in the Windows search bar and open Registry Editor
  2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\PowerPoint\Options
  3. Create a new DWORD (32-bit) value named ExportBitmapResolution
  4. Double click the new value and set it to 300
  5. Click OK

Now PowerPoint will export slides and images at 300 dpi by default.

Tips for Inserting Images in PowerPoint

  • Set PowerPoint’s default image resolution to High Fidelity
  • Insert high quality source images at 100% size
  • Avoid excessive resizing, stretching or compressing images
  • Use vector images for logos to prevent pixelation
  • Export slides before sharing presentations to maintain quality

Following PowerPoint best practices for inserting and handling images ensures your images remain clear and usable at any size or resolution.


By tweaking settings, PowerPoint can export presentations as high-resolution images while retaining their original quality. This prevents blurring, jagged edges and pixelation.

Use the High Fidelity default resolution and manually export slides at 300 dpi. Or edit the registry to change PowerPoint’s system-wide export resolution defaults.

Crisp, clear images allow your PowerPoint slides to be readable when printed or presented on any display. Avoid pixelation and quality loss by properly exporting images before sharing presentations with others.