By Ellen Finkelstein
Secret to Formatting Pictures for PowerPoint
How to format photos that are cut off — like part of an arm
When you insert a photo of a person on a slide, often that photo doesn’t show the entire person. Part is cut off. For example, the photo might be a head shot or just show the top half of the body.
But placing that photo in the middle of the slide looks awkward. Your audience wonders about the part of the photo that’s missing.
Note that this slide also violates my 3-side rule.
Move the cut-off side to the edge of the slide
The best way to deal with this problem is to move the cut-off side of the photo to one edge of the slide. In this case, the bottom is cut off, so moving the photo to the bottom of the slide works best.
But the photo still violates the 3-side rule and so here’s another solution — remove the background. Doesn’t this look better?
This post is excerpted with the permission of PowerPoint Tips.
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