I’m sure you know that images are important for presentations. (If you don’t, you haven’t been reading my blog or newsletter.)
I’ve realized that I have a repertoire of image treatments that I use. You can use it, too. With these treatments, you’ll always have a way to create beautiful image slides.
Here are the 4 image treatments that I use.
1. 3-side rule
When the image touches at least 3 sides of a slide, it will always look good. Here are 3 slides that use this treatment. Often, you’ll need to crop the image so that it fits.
This is easy, right?
2. Isolated image
An image with no background is sometimes called an isolated image. You get the same effect if the image has the same color background as the slide, usually white.
Here’s an example. You find more information on how to do this here.
3. Snapshot treatment
Sometimes, you can’t enlarge an image enough to meet the sides of the slide and you can’t remove the background. Also, you may not want the image to be so dominant on the slides or you need to include several images on a slide. In this instance, I often use a “snapshot” treatment. Here’s an example.
4. Images in SmartArt
Some of the SmartArt diagrams have spaces for images and this is a great way to include images on a slide, especially small images. Here’s an example in which I use the images as icons for topics. You can also insert photos of presenters on a slide that introduces them.
If the SmartArt includes an image shape, you’ll see an image icon on it. Just click the shape to insert the image.
Do you have other standard treatments that you often use? Leave a comment and share them!