How to Save a PowerPoint 2013 Slide as a Picture

Saving a PowerPoint 2013 slide as a picture allows you to export slides from your presentation and use them in other applications. Here is a step-by-step guide to saving PowerPoint slides as images in different file formats.

Select the Slide to Save

  • Open the PowerPoint 2013 presentation and navigate to the slide you want to save as a picture
  • Click on the slide in the left side Thumbnails pane to select it
    • To save all slides, select any slide
  • Only the selected slide(s) will be saved

Access the Save As Menu

  • Go to the File tab and click Save As
  • Alternatively, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + S to access Save As

Pick an Image Format

  • In the Save As window, locate the Save as type dropdown
  • Select one of the following image formats for your slide:
    • JPEG File Interchange Format (*.jpg)
    • PNG Portable Network Graphics Format (*.png)
    • GIF Graphics Interchange Format (*.gif)
    • TIFF Tag Image File Format (*.tif)
    • Device Independent Bitmap (*.bmp)
  • JPEG and PNG are common choices for saving slides as they offer a good balance of quality and file size

Choose Save Location

  • Browse to pick a location on your computer or network to save the picture file
  • Enter a descriptive File name for the picture

Save Current Slide vs All Slides

  • A prompt will appear asking if you want to save Just This One slide or All Slides
  • Click the appropriate option
    • Saving only the selected slide is quicker, while saving all slides generates multiple picture files

Confirm File Save

  • Click Save to export the PowerPoint slide(s) as pictures
  • A confirmation prompt will indicate your slide picture(s) were successfully saved


  • Use a high resolution like 300 dpi for printing slides as pictures or a lower resolution like 96 dpi for on-screen use to reduce file size
  • Slides with lots of text and details are better saved in lossless formats like PNG rather than JPEG
  • Give descriptive names to your slide picture files so you can easily identify them later

Saving individual PowerPoint slides as images allows them to be repurposed outside of presentations. The picture files can be inserted into Word documents, websites, social media posts, and more. Using the right file format and resolution ensures the slide pictures retain quality and provides portable files optimized for their intended use.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions about saving PowerPoint slides as pictures:

How do I save a single slide from PowerPoint as a JPG?

  1. Select the slide you want to save in the Thumbnails pane
  2. Go to File > Save As
  3. Choose JPEG as the Save as type
  4. Enter a File name
  5. Click Save
  6. Select the Just This One option when prompted

What image format retains the best quality slides?

PNG is the best PowerPoint slide picture format for retaining quality. Unlike JPEG, PNG uses lossless compression so your images do not lose any data or detail quality when saved.

Can I bulk save all slides as individual JPEGs?

Yes, by choosing the All Slides options when prompted after picking JPEG as the Save as type, PowerPoint will export each slide in your presentation as an individual JPEG picture.

How do I find my exported slide pictures?

The slide picture files will be saved to the location chosen in the Save As dialog box. Typically this defaults to the Pictures folder unless you browse and pick another destination folder.

How can I increase the resolution of the saved slide pictures?

The default export resolution is 96 dpi. To increase it, you would need to modify the Windows registry before saving by changing the ExportBitmapResolution value to your desired resolution in dots per inch.

Saving slides as pictures can be very useful for repurposing presentation contents outside of PowerPoint. Adjust the image format and resolutions based on your intended usage to get the best results.