Formatting Pictures

Formatting pictures in PowerPoint, including using the PowerPoint Format Painter, can make it easier to personalize your presentation.

Image adjustments

To make image corrections:

  1. Select the image. The Format tab will appear.
  2. Click the Format tab.
  3. Click the Corrections command. A drop-down menu will appear.
    The Picture Corrections menuThe Picture Corrections menu
  4. To sharpen or soften the image, hover over the Sharpen and Soften presets. You'll see a live preview of the presets in the slide.
  5. Select the desired Sharpen and Soften preset.
  6. Click the Corrections command again.
  7. Hover over the Brightness and Contrast presets to see a live preview.
  8. Select the desired Brightness and Contrast preset.

You can also select Picture Corrections Options from the drop-down menu to refine the settings.

To adjust the color in an image:

  1. Select the image. The Format tab will appear.
  2. Click the Format tab.
  3. Click the Color command. A drop-down menu will appear.
    The Picture Color menuThe Picture Color menu
  4. From the drop-down menu, you can choose a preset from each of the three categories:
    • Color Saturation: This controls how vivid the colors are in the image.
    • Color Tone: This controls the temperature of the color, from cool to warm.
    • Recolor: This controls the overall color of the image. Use this option to make the image black and white, grayscale, or to colorize it with a different color.

You can also select Picture Color Options from the drop-down menu to refine the settings.