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Image Research Guide: Working with Images

A guide for finding and using images and where to get help.

Classroom Presentation Tools

PowerPoint is the most commonly used presentation software and is available on all Trinity College lab & classroom computers. It should be noted that users can choose to download Artstor image groups as PowerPoint presentations, with a slide automatically created for each image in the group, and a title slide created using the name of the group.  

Using Images in PowerPoint

A jpg image file of 1024x768 pixels, at 72dpi resolution, is commonly recommended for use in PowerPoint presentations.  This is the output resolution of many projectors.

Inserting an image into a PowerPoint slide:

1  First open your presentation and select the desired slide.

2  Click on the "Insert" menu

3  Select "Picture", "From File..."

4  Navigate to where your image is located, and click on the filename.

5  Click "Insert"

6  PowerPoint will insert the image in the middle of your PowerPoint slide. If the image is too big and fills the screen, click on the page zoom button & choose a small number, enabling you to zoom out to see the entire image.

7  To scale the image without distorting it, click and hold with the left mouse button on any one of the corner "handles" & drag the handle to re-size the image smaller or bigger.