Usually for picture editing and processing, we usually use professional software like Photoshop, which is relatively complicated to operate. In fact, our commonly used PowerPoint (this article takes 2016 version as an example) has very powerful picture processing functions, which is more than enough to cope with the general picture editing work.
Quickly complete the cropping of pictures
Start PowerPoint, click the “Insert” tab in the “Picture” button, and select the picture file to be edited in the pop-up dialog box. Next, click the picture file in the window, select the “Crop” button in the “Format” menu, and choose the “Crop” command in the pop-up menu. By dragging the mouse around the selection box, you can get the picture cropping range. Finally, click the “Crop” button in the toolbar to crop off the excess and keep the part of the picture you need.
Sometimes, in order to make the picture look better, we have to follow a certain ratio when cropping the picture. But it is difficult to accurately control the ratio with the mouse, so then we click the “Aspect Ratio” command in the “Crop” button and select the corresponding aspect ratio in the pop-up menu, which includes our common 5:4 and 16:9 etc. (Figure 1).
In addition, click the “Cut to Shape” command in the “Cut” menu, you can cut the picture into hearts, ovals and other shapes that the user needs (Figure 2).
Tip: After selecting the picture, click the right mouse button, then select the “Crop” button in the menu, you can also complete the picture cropping operation.
Adding filter effects is also easy
After the picture is edited, we can add corresponding effects to the picture to make it more in line with the requirements. Now select the “Artistic Effects” button in the “Format” tab, and in the pop-up dialog box you can see a variety of common effects filters, such as bokeh, line drawing, concrete and so on. For example, in order to make the text on the picture more conspicuous, we can bokeh the picture. First, click the “Bokeh” button in “Artistic Effects” (Figure 3).
A dialog box will pop up on the right side of the software window, in which you can set a parameter of “Radius”. The larger the radius parameter is set, the greater the blurring of the image (Figure 4).
In addition, we can also reduce the brightness of the image to reflect the text information on the image. First click the “Correction” button in the “Format” tab, and select the “Picture Correction Options” command in the pop-up menu. In the pop-up dialog box on the right, you can quickly reduce the brightness of the image by pulling the slider bar or entering a value. When you are done, right-click on the image and select the “Save as Image” command in the menu. After setting a name and file format in the pop-up dialog box, you can save the image we just edited.
Tip: If the size of the imported image is relatively large, you can click the “Compress Image” button to compress the size of the image so that the exported image is smaller.