Save a picture as a .jpg, .gif, or .png

When you save your 2007 Microsoft Office system document, pictures and SmartArt graphics are automatically saved with your document. You can save a picture, SmartArt graphic, or the Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 slide that contains your picture or SmartArt graphic to a separate file that you can embed (embedded object: Information (object) contained in a source file and inserted into a destination file. Once embedded, the object becomes part of the destination file. Changes you make to the embedded object are reflected in the destination file.) or insert into any program that supports the Graphics Interchange Format (.gif) (GIF: A graphics file format (.gif extension in Windows) used to display indexed-color graphics on the World Wide Web. It supports up to 256 colors and uses lossless compression, meaning that no image data is lost when the file is compressed.), JPEG File Interchange Format (.jpg) (JPEG: A graphics file format (.jpg extension in Microsoft Windows) supported by many Web browsers that was developed for compressing and storing photographic images. It's best used for graphics with many colors, such as scanned photos.), or Portable Network Graphics Format (.png) (PNG: A graphic file format that is supported by some Web browsers. Short for Portable Network Graphics, PNG supports variable transparency of images and control of image brightness on different computers. PNG files are compressed bitmaps.). For example, you might want to save a SmartArt graphic as a graphics file if you want to lock it so that it can't be edited.

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Save your picture or SmartArt graphic as a .gif, .png, or .jpg file

You can save a picture or SmartArt graphic in a graphics file format such as Graphics Interchange Format (.gif) (GIF: A graphics file format (.gif extension in Windows) used to display indexed-color graphics on the World Wide Web. It supports up to 256 colors and uses lossless compression, meaning that no image data is lost when the file is compressed.), JPEG File Interchange Format (.jpg) (JPEG: A graphics file format (.jpg extension in Microsoft Windows) supported by many Web browsers that was developed for compressing and storing photographic images. It's best used for graphics with many colors, such as scanned photos.), or Portable Network Graphics Format (.png) (PNG: A graphic file format that is supported by some Web browsers. Short for Portable Network Graphics, PNG supports variable transparency of images and control of image brightness on different computers. PNG files are compressed bitmaps.).

  1. Click the picture or SmartArt graphic that you want to save in a graphics file format.
  2. On the Home tab, in the Clipboard group, click Copy.

Clipboard group image

  1. On the Home tab, in the Clipboard group, click the arrow under Paste, and then click Paste Special.
  2. In the Paste Special dialog box, in the As list, click Picture (GIF), Picture (PNG), or Picture (JPEG).
  3. Right-click the graphic, and then click Save as Picture.
  4. Type a name for your graphic file, browse to the location where you want to save the file, and then click Save.

 Note   To work with your file in another program, insert it as an object (object: A table, chart, graphic, equation, or other form of information. Objects created in one application, for example spreadsheets, and linked or embedded in another application are OLE objects.).

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Save your PowerPoint slide as a .gif, .png, or .jpg file (Save As)

Applies only to Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007

To save the slide that contains your picture or SmartArt graphic in a graphics file format, instead of saving only your picture or SmartArt graphic in a graphics file format, do the following:

 Important   You can only save your picture or SmartArt graphic in a graphics file format such as Graphics Interchange Format (.gif) (GIF: A graphics file format (.gif extension in Windows) used to display indexed-color graphics on the World Wide Web. It supports up to 256 colors and uses lossless compression, meaning that no image data is lost when the file is compressed.), JPEG File Interchange Format (.jpg) (JPEG: A graphics file format (.jpg extension in Microsoft Windows) supported by many Web browsers that was developed for compressing and storing photographic images. It's best used for graphics with many colors, such as scanned photos.), or Portable Network Graphics Format (.png) (PNG: A graphic file format that is supported by some Web browsers. Short for Portable Network Graphics, PNG supports variable transparency of images and control of image brightness on different computers. PNG files are compressed bitmaps.).

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Button image, point to the arrow next to Save As, and then click PowerPoint 97-2003 Presentation.
  2. In the File name box, type a new name for the document, or do nothing to accept the suggested file name.
  3. In the Save as type list, select the graphics file format that you want.
  4. In the message that appears, click Current Slide Only.

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Applies to:
Excel 2007, Outlook 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Word 2007