How to Make a Picture Bounce in PowerPoint 2010

Adding some animation to images in your PowerPoint presentations can help make them more visually interesting and highlight important points. One fun and easy animation effect to apply is a bouncing effect, which makes it look like the picture is bouncing.

Why Use the Bounce Animation

The bounce animation in PowerPoint draws attention to the image and makes it stand out on the slide. Some reasons you may want to use it include:

  • Highlight or emphasize a key visual
  • Add energy and movement to engage your audience
  • Provide a break from static slides
  • Make your presentation more fun and lighthearted

The bounce effect is very versatile – it can be subtle or dramatic depending on the settings you choose. Best of all, it’s easy to set up in PowerPoint 2010.

How to Apply the Bounce Animation

Applying the bounce animation effect to an image only takes a few simple steps:

1. Select the Image

Click on the image you want to animate to select it. A selection box will appear around it.

2. Go to the Animations Tab

In the top menu, click on the “Animations” tab. This will display animation options.

3. Click “Add Animation”

In the Animation group, click the “Add Animation” drop-down menu. This will display animation effect options.

4. Select “Bounce”

Under the Entrance section, choose the “Bounce” animation effect. You will see a preview of it on your image.

5. Customize the Effect

Now you can customize the direction, speed, number of bounces and more under Effect Options.

6. Set the Start

Under Timing, choose when you want the bounce effect to start – on click, with previous, etc.

And that’s it! Now your image will bounce onto the slide. You can apply this animation to multiple images on the same slide if you wish.

Bounce Effect Options

Under Effect Options, you can customize the bounce in various ways:

  • Direction – choose up, down, left, right, etc.
  • Bounces – set the number of bounces from 1 to 20.
  • Bounce height – higher numbers make it bounce higher.
  • Acceleration – higher makes it bounce faster.

Playing around with these will allow you to achieve the exact bounce effect you want.

Timing and Triggers

The Timing settings control when the bounce animation starts. The options are:

  • On Click – the image bounces when you click on it.
  • With Previous – starts immediately after the previous animation.
  • After Previous – starts with a slight delay after the previous animation.

You can also set up triggers to start the animation when you click on other objects on the slide.

Combining Bounce with Other Animations

The bounce effect works well on its own but can be even more impactful when combined with other animations like:

  • Fly in/out
  • Grow/shrink
  • Spin
  • Color changes

You can add multiple animations to the same image and have them play in sequence or simultaneously.

Best Practices for Bouncing Images

Here are some tips for getting the most out of the bounce animation in your PowerPoint presentations:

  • Use it sparingly – too much bouncing can be distracting.
  • Keep it subtle, a little goes a long way.
  • Make sure text is still readable if bouncing.
  • Combine it with other effects for more impact.
  • Time it to coordinate with speech content.

The bounce animation is a great way to make your PowerPoint slides more engaging and fun. With just a few clicks, you can make images stand out and capture your viewers’ attention.