I found this neat free PowerPoint utility after seeing someone with the wonderful task of inserting and re-sizing lots of digital photos into a PowerPoint presentation doing it manually.
Older versions of PowerPoint (up to 2000) have no way to do this and while later versions (XP onwards) can import multiple images once they are “in” thats it. Any manipulation has to be done to every image on every slide.
Import Pic’s allows you to select multiple images from an Explorer dialog, import them into a presentation and then at any stage resize or reposition the whole series of images in one operation. This is a huge time saver and also makes it easy to get consistency throughout the presentation if thats what you desire. Mose useful for the presentation I saw being made where the pic’s where made smaller so a title and notes could be added.
Multiple “Pic Series” can exist in the same presentation and each can be manipulated independently. I have used it with Office XP PowerPoint at work and my own Office 2000 PowerPoint at home with no problems.
Thanks to RadFiler.com for making this utility available. Their main application, RadFiler, is a program designed to store, retrieve, present and organise medical images.
- Supported image formats:
- PowerPoint 97: JPG and BMP
- PowerPoint 2000 +: JPG, BMP and TIFF