Change the look of pictures in your photo album

You can change the appearance of the pictures in your photo album by applying artistic effects, simple frames, black and white tones, change the layout. If that isn’t enough, you can apply more designer-like picture effects.

Photo Album
Change the layout, frame shape, and theme

Make simple changes to your photographs

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

In the Edit Photo Album dialog box, do one or more of the following:

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

  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, for each photograph that you want to change, under Pictures in album, select a picture file name from the list, and then do one or more of the following:

    • To display all of the pictures in your photo album in black and white, under Picture Options, select the ALL pictures black and white check box.

    • To select a layout for your pictures, under Album Layout, in the Picture layout list, select the layout that you want.

    • To add a caption to a picture in a photo album, select the Captions below ALL pictures check box.

      Tip:  If the Captions below ALL pictures check box is grayed out or unavailable, you must first specify a layout for the pictures in the photo album.

    • To add a simple frame to 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:

      1. To rotate a picture clockwise, click Button image .

      2. To rotate a picture counter-clockwise, click Button image

      3. To increase the contrast, click Button image .

      4. To decrease the contrast, click Button image .

      5. To increase the brightness, click Button image .

      6. To decrease the brightness, click Button image .

Make designer-like changes to your photographs

This procedure lets you accomplish more advanced changes to your pictures.

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

  2. Select the picture on the slide, and then do one or more of the following:

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