Take photos of PowerPoint slides

Turn individual PowerPoint slides or entire decks into image files

If you need a copy of a slide in a PowerPoint presentation that can be used in any application, convert it to an image. Save your slides in the image formats of your choice to view in any image viewer or import them into your documents and spreadsheets.

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

Choose an image format for your PowerPoint slides

To export PowerPoint slides to images, you just need to select the slide and select the image format. Save just one slide with an image, or create multiple images by saving each individual slide in a different image file.

Before you convert your slides to images, save your PowerPoint presentation as .pptx or .ppt so you don’t lose your work.

To save PowerPoint slides as images:

  1. Select the slide you want to save as an image. To convert all slides to images, select any slide.

  2. Select File > Save as . Select in PowerPoint for Mac File > Export .

  3. Select the location where you want to save the file and enter a name for the image file.

  4. Click down arrow Save as type to display a list of file formats. By default, a PowerPoint presentation (*.pptx) is displayed in a text box.

  5. Select the image format you want to save in your presentation. Choose GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, BMP or WMF.

  6. Select Save . Select in PowerPoint for Mac Export .

  7. Choose whether you want to export All slides or Only this .

  8. The slide is saved in the selected file format.

Converting multiple PowerPoint slides to separate image files creates a new folder in the destination folder. This new folder will use the same name as the presentation. If you have not saved the PowerPoint file, your exported slide images will be saved in a folder with a default name such as Presentation1.

To save a slide as an image in PowerPoint Online, select File > Download as > Upload as images . The image files are saved in a ZIP file that is downloaded to your computer.

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