Create digital photo albums in PowerPoint

PowerPoint isn’t just for slideshow presentations. To share your photos, use PowerPoint to create digital photo albums. There is no limit to the number of albums or the number of photos in each album. If your photo collection is large, create separate digital photo albums for different sets of photos.

The instructions in this article apply to PowerPoint for Office 365, PowerPoint 2019, PowerPoint 2016, PowerPoint 2013, and PowerPoint 2010.

Content
  1. Create a digital photo album from files already on your computer
  2. Reorder photos on PowerPoint slides
  3. Choose an image layout for your digital photo album
  4. Add a design theme to your digital photo album
  5. Rearrange your photos in a digital photo album

Create a digital photo album from files already on your computer

Before creating a photo album, collect the image files you want to add to the album. To simplify your workflow, add photos to a single folder on your computer.

To create a photo album:

  1. Select Insert .

  2. Click down arrow Photo album and select New photo album . The Photo Album dialog box opens.

  3. Select File/Disk to open the Insert New Pictures dialog box.

  4. Navigate to the pictures folder, select the pictures you want to add to the photo album and select Insert . The selected images are added to the list of images in the album.

    If you select multiple images from the same folder, select all image files at once.

  5. Select To create . . PowerPoint creates a new digital photo album presentation that contains the selected photos.

Reorder photos on PowerPoint slides

Photos are added to the digital photo album in alphabetical order of their file name. If you want to display photos in a different order, rearrange them.

To change the order of photos in a photo album:

  1. Select Insert > Photo album > Edit photo album to open the Edit Photo Album dialog box.

  2. In the Pictures in album list, check the box next to the file name of the photo you want to move.

  3. Select arrow Up or down to move the photo to the desired location. Select the arrow multiple times if you want to move the photo more than one place.

Choose an image layout for your digital photo album

In the Album Layout section at the bottom of the Photo Album and Edit Photo Album dialog boxes, choose an image layout for the photos on each slide.

Options include:

  • Suitable for sliding.

  • One photo, two photos, or four photos per slide.

  • One, two or four images per title slide.

A preview of the layout is shown on the right side of the Album Layout section of the dialog box.

You can also choose other options such as:

  • Add captions under photos.

  • Convert images to black and white.

  • Add frames to images.

To edit photo captions on a slide, select the caption text box and edit the text.

Add a design theme to your digital photo album

The design theme will add a beautiful background to your digital photo album.

  1. Open the Edit Photo Album dialog box.

  2. Select Overview next to a theme in the Album Layout section to open the Choose Theme dialog box.

  3. Select the theme you want to use.

  4. Select Select to return to the Edit Photo Album dialog box.

  5. Select Refresh when you are ready to apply the changes to your photo album.

Rearrange your photos in a digital photo album

Rearranging slides in your digital photo album is easy.

  1. Select Vision .

  2. Select slide sorter .

  3. Drag a photo to a new location.

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