How to save a PowerPoint slide as an image for sharing.

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Learn how to export PPT files into easily shareable images with three simple methods.

Why learn how to save PowerPoint slides as image files? PowerPoint is a great tool for giving presentations, but its PPT files can be challenging to share. Since you need PowerPoint to open them, viewing PPT files on some devices can be difficult or impossible.

One way to share PowerPoint presentations is to turn the slides into image files. Read on to learn how to export PowerPoint slides as image files — and why you should share them as PDFs instead.

Why save as PDF instead of exporting a PowerPoint slide as an image file?

You may want to export a PowerPoint slide as a PDF rather than an image because PDF files are one of the most universally viewable and presentable file types. PDF files typically take up less storage space than image files as well. Depending on your needs, you may want to convert your PowerPoint slide to an image.

Options for how to save a PPT slide as an image.

There are a few different ways you can save a PowerPoint slide as an image. You can export a single slide, export the full presentation, or convert the PowerPoint to a PDF to export the slide as an image. Read on for instructions for each option.

Option 1: Export single slide to save slide as image.

Exporting single embedded images from a PPT file is easy. Follow these steps:

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  • Open the PPT file in PowerPoint.
  • Right-click on an image and select Save As Picture.
  • Set the image format and select Save.
  • To save the original image, select the small arrow next to Save and then Save Original Picture.

Although this method works well, it can get cumbersome if you need to save multiple images — plus, you won’t have control over image dimensions.

Here is how to save a PowerPoint slide as a JPEG:

  1. Select File > Export and choose JPEG from the dropdown menu.
  2. Choose if you want to export the entire presentation or just the current selected slide, and then set your desired dimensions.

Option 2: Export full presentation to save PowerPoint slide as image.

You can also export entire slides as images directly from PowerPoint. Here’s what to do:

  1. Open the PPT file and select File > Save As.
  2. In the Save As window, select an image format from the Save As Type dropdown list.
  3. Select All Slides to export the entire PPT file or Just This One to export the selected slide.

Option 3: Convert PPT to PDF to export PowerPoint slide as image.

The easiest way to share a PPT file is to convert it to a PDF document. You can do it with Adobe Acrobat online services. Simply navigate to the Convert PPT to PDF tool, drag and drop a PPT file into the converter, and download the converted file.

PDF files work with all devices, so sharing them is easy. But you can also further convert the PDF to high-resolution images. If you’d like a quicker way, you can use our tool to convert PPT to PDF seamlessly.

How to save a PowerPoint slide as an image with notes.

What if you have notes on your PowerPoint slides? If you do it the correct way, you can save a slide as an image with the notes. Go to File, Print, then choose Show Details. From the dropdown menu, choose Notes. Choose Save as PDF, then click Save.

To learn more, visit our guide: How to save a PPT with notes as PDF.

Can I export high-resolution images from PowerPoint?

Unfortunately, PowerPoint exports slides as low-resolution images. Changing the resolution requires complex and potentially risky editing of PowerPoint registry values. By exporting to a PDF you can maintain the quality of the images in the PowerPoint.

Potential issues when you export a PowerPoint slide as an image.

When you export a PowerPoint slide as an image, the resolution is lowered. Not only do you lose image quality, but image files can take up more storage space on your computer, leaving less room for new projects.

Additional ways to work with presentation slides.

For all your document needs, use the Acrobat suite of tools to create and collaborate from anywhere on any device. If you have other presentation files or apps you need to work with after learning how to save an image from PowerPoint, these resources may be helpful:

Explore what more you can do with Acrobat online services to convert and edit PDFs.