The following article is a transcript from a our video product, "Intro to Powerpoint XP."
After inserting a photo or picture into our PowerPoint slide, there are many things we can do to make it look better. We can rotate and flip the image, crop it, and even adjust the brightness. PowerPoint’s image manipulation abilities are impressive … you no longer need to edit your graphics with photo-software, as you can simply paste the flawed picture into your slide and fix it there.
1. Brightness/Contrast: Make your picture brighter by adjusting the brightness/contrast sliders and hitting preview. This is great for dark photographs.
2. Color: This pop-down box allows you to transform your photo into to black and white. You can even “washout” the picture and use it for a slide background picture.
3. Colors and Lines Tab
There are many other functions you can adjust through this format box,
but most of them are easier to accomplish other ways. For example, it’s
easier to adjust your picture size by grabbing the pictures “corner
handles.” If you hold down the [shift] key while resizing, the picture
will maintain correct proportions!