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Importing Groups of Images into PowerPoint

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Windows users of PowerPoint (PP) have the option of importing folders full of images into PowerPoint using the Photo Album feature. This is possible in PP2010PP2007 and PP2003.

PP on Macs does not have this feature, but there are workarounds. For the 2004 version of PP, there is an AppleScript application that will do this. For the 2008 version, an Automator workflow can be used. Below are links and notes for those.  NOTE: if your computer is running Snow Leopard (OS 10.6), you need to use the image importer in this entry instead.

Batch importer for 2004 PP [Save to your desktop and unzip; open a new, unformatted slideshow then double-click on the icon for the batch importer; navigate to the folder of images and click choose; wait while it inserts all the images.]

Batch importer for 2008 PP

Instructions for 2008 PP batch importer

Downloading ARTstor images for PowerPoint or MDID use

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

For a full view of the image:

1.  Search for images.

2.  Double-click on a thumbnail image to bring up a larger view.

3.  Click on the diskette/save icon in the lower right of the window.

4.  Accept the Terms and Conditions of Use that pop up.

5.  Choose a location where the files will be saved.

6.  Two files will be saved.  One is a PowerPoint sized jpeg file (1024 pixels on the long side) and the other is an html file with the metadata for the image.

7.  You can now add the jpeg files to a PowerPoint slideshow or upload them to your My Images area in MDID if you plan to use MDID’s ImageViewer as your presentation tool.

For a detail view of the image:

1.  Follow steps 1 and 2 above.

2.  Zoom in to the desired detail.  Note that you can use the cursor to draw a box around the detail you want.

3.  Follow steps 3 and 4 above.

4.  When you choose the location for the saved file, be sure to also add the phrase “-detail-1″ or something similar to the filename.  Otherwise, any previously saved views from the same image will be overwritten.

5.  Steps 6 and 7 above apply for details as well.