Creating a Photo Album in Microsoft PowerPoint

If you have a series of photographs, you can now create a presentation in the style of a photo album. You can then apply effects to your photos as outlined in the previous sections.
To create a photo album: 

  1. Click the Insert tab, then in the Illustrations group, click the Photo Album dropdown, then click New Photo Album. The Photo Album dialog box will be displayed.

  2. Click File/Disk. The Insert New Pictures dialog box will be displayed.

  3. Navigate to the drive and folder containing the photos you want to include in your PowerPoint photo album.
  4. Select the photos you want to include; to select several photos hold down the Ctrl key whilst clicking on them.
  5. Click Insert. Click Create. Your photo album will be created.

You can also add captions to the pictures in your photo album; if you don’t add your own captions, PowerPoint will use the picture file name as the caption text.

To insert captions: 

  1. Click the Insert tab, then in the Illustrations group, click the Photo Album dropdown. Click Edit Photo Album. The Edit Photo Album dialog box will be displayed.


  2. From the Picture layout dropdown, select an option other than Fit to slide.
  3. Check the Captions below ALL pictures box.
  4. Click Update.

To apply a theme to your photo album:

  1. Click the Insert tab, then in the Illustrations group, click the Photo Album dropdown. Click Edit Photo Album. The Edit Photo Album dialog box will be displayed.

  1. Click the Browse
    button to the right of the Theme
    box. The Choose Theme dialog box will be displayed.

  2. Select your required theme, then click Select.
  3. Click Update. The theme will be applied to your photo album.

To add a frame to the photos in your album:

  1. Click the Insert tab, then in the Illustrations group, click the Photo Album dropdown. Click Edit Photo Album. The Edit Photo Album dialog box will be displayed.

  1. From the Frame shape dropdown, select your required frame shape.
  2. Click Update.

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About jdonbavand

I am a trainer of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and Crystal Reports. I have called my blog "If Only I'd Known That...." because I hear it so many times in training sessions. In fact, if only I had a £100 (or 150 Aussie dollars)for every time someone says "If only I'd known that." ....
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