Many Powerpoint presentations will use images to make the slides more visually appealing. But if you include hi-res images directly from a digital camera, then these images can have very large file sizes.
Powerpoint will typically compress these images inside of your presentation so that the overall file size of your Powerpoint file is reduced.
However, you may decide that you do not want Powerpoint to perform this image compression and that you would prefer for the program to use the original, uncompressed image files in your slides.
Fortunately, this is something that you can turn on or off in Powerpoint 2013 by using the steps outlined below.
Disable Image Compression in Powerpoint 2013
Note that this will apply to all presentations that you create in Powerpoint 2013, and that the file sizes of your Powerpoint presentations may increase dramatically.
If you email a lot of Powerpoint files, then this may prevent you from doing so, as many email providers can struggle with attachments that are over 5 MB in size.
Step 1: Open Powerpoint 2013.
Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.
Step 3: Click Options at the bottom of the column on the left side of the window.
Step 4: Click Advanced in the column at the left side of the Powerpoint Options window.
Step 5: Check the box to the left of Do not compress images in file.
Step 6: Click the OK button at the bottom of the window to apply your changes.
Now that you know how to stop compressing images in Powerpoint, you can keep those pictures at their full resolution within the presentation file.
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