Create and share a photo album

A PowerPoint photo album is a presentation that you can create to display your personal or business photographs. You can either download PowerPoint Photo Album Templates from Microsoft Office.com, or you can create your own.

Sample photo album

Sample photo album with 4 photos on a slide
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Start creating your photo album by adding pictures

  1. On the Insert tab, in the Images group, click the arrow under Photo Album, and then click New Photo Album.
  2. In the Photo Album dialog box, under Insert picture from, click File/Disk.
  3. In the Insert New Pictures dialog box, locate and click the folder that contains the picture that you want to insert, and then click Insert.
  4. If you want to change the order in which the pictures are displayed, under Pictures in album, click the file name of the picture that you want to move, and then use the arrow buttons to move it up or down in the list.
  5. In the Photo Album dialog box, click Create.

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Add captions to pictures

When you add captions, you type text that describes each picture in your photo album.

  1. Add a picture using the procedure above.
  2. On the Insert tab, in the Images group, click the arrow under Photo Album, and then click Edit Photo Album.
  3. In the Edit Photo Album dialog box, under Picture Options, select the Captions below ALL pictures check box.

     Note   If the Captions below All pictures check box is unavailable and greyed out, under Album Layout you'll want to choose a layout. Do not choose Fit to slide if you want to add captions.

  4. Click Update.
  5. By default, PowerPoint uses the picture file name as a placeholder for the caption text.
  6. In Normal view, click the caption text placeholder, and then type the caption.

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Change the look of a picture

This procedure helps you to:

  • Display all the pictures in your photo album in black and white tones
  • Change the layout for your pictures (for example, specify and certain number of pictures to display on a slide)
  • Add a caption to your picture
  • Add a frame to your pictures (soft edge, center shadow, rounded rectangle, compound frame, and more.)
  • Apply a theme of colors, effects, and fonts to your photo album
  • Rotate a picture
  • Increase and decrease the contrast and brightness of a picture

Open the photo album presentation containing the picture that you want to change.

  1. On the Insert tab, in the Images group, click the arrow under Photo Album, and then click Edit Photo Album.
  2. In the Edit Photo Album dialog box, do one or more of the following:
  • To display all the pictures in your photo album in black and white, under Picture Options, select the ALL pictures black and white check box.
  • To change the layout of your pictures, under Album Layout, in the Picture layout list, select the layout that you want.
  • To frame your pictures, under Album Layout, in the Frame shape list, select a frame shape that looks good with all of the pictures in your photo album.
  • To select a theme for your photo album, under Album Layout, next to Theme, click Browse, and then in the Choose Theme dialog box, locate the theme that you want to use.
  • To rotate, increase or decrease the brightness, or increase or decrease the contrast of a picture, in the Pictures in album list, click the picture that you want to rotate, and then do the following:
    • To rotate a picture clockwise, click Button image.
    • To rotate a picture counter-clockwise, clickButton image
    • To increase the contrast, click Button image.
    • To decrease the contrast, click Button image.
    • To increase the brightness, click Button image.
    • To decrease the brightness, click Button image.

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Share your photo album with others

To share your photo album with your friends and family, you can do one of the following:

 
 
Applies to:
PowerPoint 2013