Create and share a photo album

A PowerPoint photo album is a presentation that you can create to display your personal or business photographs. If you want to use a pre-made template to create your photo album from a pre-made template, you can search for one in the search box labeled Search for online templates and themes and choose whichever one you like.

Sample photo album
Sample photo album with 4 photos on a slide

Start creating your photo album by adding pictures

  1. Go to Insert and click the arrow under Photo Album, then 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.

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.

Change the look of a picture

  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.

  3. 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, and then do the following:

    • To rotate a picture clockwise, click Button image.

    • To rotate a picture counter-clockwise, click Button 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.

Share your photo album with others

There are a few different ways you can share your photo album others.

Applies To: PowerPoint 2016 Preview, PowerPoint 2013



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