Change the default resolution for inserting pictures in Office 2016

In Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, the high fidelity image resolution option allows you to insert a picture into a document with minimal compression for optimal rendering on high-resolution displays.

If you notice a loss in image quality or pixilation when inserting pictures, you may want to change the default resolution for your document to high fidelity. Choosing high fidelity ensures that pictures are not compressed unless they exceed the size of the document canvas, that minimal compression is applied if necessary, and that the original aspect ratio is maintained.

In PowerPoint 2016, the default image resolution is already set to high fidelity.

To change the default resolution to high fidelity in Word 2016 or Excel 2016:

  1. Click File > Options > Advanced.

  2. Under Image Size and Quality, select High fidelity in the Default resolution list.

    Setting the default image resolution

See also

Reduce the file size of a picture

Insert pictures in Office 2013 and Office 2016

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