Simplifying a photo is a great way to ensure your audience is focused on the part of the photo that you intend. Busy backgrounds can be distracting and cause a photo to look out of place in your presentation PowerPoint has three methods for simplifying a photo, in the right situation, all are useful and take only a few seconds to use 😎
|Tool||Where is the button? (click on an image)||Description|
|Crop||Picture Format, CropThen drag the corners of the image to cut.||Cut the edges off of a picture|
|Remove Background||Picture Format, Remove BackgroundThen drag your mouse over the areas you wish to keep or remove.||Cut around the outline of an object such as a person leaving only the object, See the video example below.|
|Set Transparency colour||Picture Format, Colour, Set Transparent ColorThen click on the colour to remove.||Remove a specific colour wherever it is found in the image. Useful to remove simple background or solid colours such as on cartoon type graphics.|
The example below show Remove Background being used on a complex background with lots of different colours and patterns. 🕵️♀️When identifying the areas of the image to Keep or Remove drag your mouse along an area rather than clicking on a specific spot. This makes it quicker and easier to include and exclude the appropriate areas of the picture.