Create Pictures From PowerPoint Slides

Turn individual PowerPoint slides or entire decks into image files

What to Know

  • Select the slide you want to save as an image, then go to File > Save As (PC) or File > Export (Mac).
  • Choose a location and file name, then select Save As Type and choose an image format (GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, or WMF).
  • Save the slide then export it.

This article explains how to save a PowerPoint slide as an image so you can view it in any image viewer or import it into your documents and spreadsheets. Instructions apply to PowerPoint 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010; PowerPoint for Microsoft 365, PowerPoint Online, and PowerPoint for Microsoft 365 for Mac, PowerPoint 2019 for Mac, and PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.

Choose an Image Format for the PowerPoint Slides

To export PowerPoint slides to images, all you have to do is select the slide and select an image format. Save just one slide to an image or make several images by saving each individual slide to a different image file.

To save PowerPoint slides as pictures:

  1. Before you convert slides to images, save your PowerPoint presentation to the PPTX or PPT format so you don't lose your work.

  2. Select the slide you want to save as an image. If you want to convert all the slides to images, select any slide.

  3. Select File > Save As. In PowerPoint for Mac, select File > Export.

  4. Choose the location where you want to save the file and enter a name for the image file.

    A screenshot showing how to save a picture from a PowerPoint slide
  5. Select the Save as type down arrow to display a list of file formats. By default, PowerPoint Presentation (*.pptx) appears in the text box. On Mac, use the menu next to File Format.

  6. Select the image format you wish to save your presentation. Choose either GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, or WMF.

  7. Select Save. In PowerPoint for Mac, choose either Save Every Slide or Save Current Slide Only, then select Export.

  8. Choose whether you want to export All Slides or Just This One.

    A screenshot showing how to save a singe slide or all slides as images in a PowerPoint presentation
  9. The slide is saved in the selected file format.

If you convert more than one PowerPoint slide to separate image files, a new folder is created in the destination folder. This new folder uses the same name as the presentation. If you haven't saved the PowerPoint file, your exported slide images are saved in a folder with a default name, for example Presentation1.

To save a slide as an image in PowerPoint Online, select File > Download As Download as Images. The image files are saved in a ZIP file that is downloaded to your computer.

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