Keeping Images Clear in PowerPoint

Hi All,

If you are a TpT seller, you probably use PowerPoint to create your products, but did you know that PowerPoint automatically compresses your images every single time you save a file? Since PowerPoint was originally created for viewing on the computer, it is designed to make the file as small as possible so that it can easily be emailed and shared.

However, if you’re creating materials you want to print, you don’t want to reduce the quality of your images. Well, I have a cool little tip on how to keep your PowerPoint images clear by not allowing PowerPoint to compress your images. Just follow the directions below!
















And that’s it! Try to get yourself into the habit of doing this right away when you start a product, and then you’ll be set the whole time your working on it!

I hope you enjoyed my little techy tip!

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  • Darlene Anne
    April 28, 2013 12:38 pm

    This will be a great help to me! I’m going to go back to update everything now. More work, but well worth it, I’m sure! Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Crystal
    April 28, 2013 9:45 pm

    That’s a great tip! Thanks so much!

    My Kinder-Garden

  • Leah MG Abatiell
    April 29, 2013 8:55 pm


  • Debbie Burton
    May 1, 2013 7:46 pm

    Hmmmm….I wonder if it’s that easy to do on my Mac! I’m definitely going to look into it! Thanks for posting this!!!

    K is for Kinderrific

  • Dava Smith
    May 2, 2013 10:58 am

    What if you are going to save the file as a pdf or a picture? Will changing that setting while in powerpoint continue to work on the newly saved file.

    • Primary Paradise
      Primary Paradise
      May 3, 2013 6:54 am

      Hi Dava! I actually save all of my products as PDFs eventually. Doing this to your PowerPoint will make your PDF or picture file clear in the long run. When you save a PowerPoint as a PDF or picture, it simply takes the file and converts it to a new format. The quality of the new format is based on the original PowerPoint.

      I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any further questions, and thanks for stopping by!


  • Ann
    May 6, 2013 6:57 am

    Hi Martha,
    Wrote you back on the forum. I had a silly question. I am wondering if I need to redo all of my stuff. Ann:)

    • Primary Paradise
      Primary Paradise
      May 6, 2013 6:25 pm

      Hi Ann! Just sent you a reply on the forum. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Ann
        May 6, 2013 6:41 pm

        Thanks…off to check now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Regina Frazier
    May 7, 2013 10:11 pm

    This was ver helpful information. I love your blog. Thanks for sharing your step by step tutorial. I am not very tech savvy and I love it when I can see a representation of what each screen looks like to assist me. This is awesome!

  • Mindy
    August 1, 2014 10:06 am

    I am a MacBook Pro User… I would love to know how to do this on a MAC. Do you know?

  • Jennifer Gonzalez
    December 19, 2015 8:19 am

    Thank you so much! I have been battling with PPT to PDF conversion for two days now–no one at Adobe could figure it out, but you have finally solved it for me!!!

    • Primary Paradise
      Primary Paradise
      December 30, 2015 1:41 pm

      I’m so glad to help! ๐Ÿ™‚

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