I am using Microsoft Powerpoint 2010. When I import an image that has text in it, it gets blurry on the import to PowerPoint.
Any solution to this?
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OK, I think I see what the problem is. It's not that your image is being compressed, but that it's being upsampled. When I insert your original image into PPT, it fills the slide left to right. That means that when I go into slideshow view, it'll be displayed at 1280 pixels wide (what my display is set to).
But the original image is only 739 pixels wide, so PPT will interpolate. Add "fake" pixels to fill in the missing ones. Make it fuzzy.
If I size the same image down to 5.77 inches, it looks tack-sharp in slide show view.
739 / 1280 = x / 10
Solve for x to get 5.77 where 739 is the image width in pixels, 1280 is the display width in pixels and 10" is the slide width in inches.
For me it was due to the print size of the image. It was a 3000 pixel wide PNG, but showed up as 9cm wide on the slide. Enlarging it from there caused pixelation.
Changing the PNG's "print size" property solved the problem (essentially that is changing the DPI setting).
In GIMP, the option is Image / Print Size.
If there's an empty content placeholder or picture placeholder on the slide when you insert the picture, the picture will be dropped into the placeholder instead of just becoming a picture shape on the slide.
Pictures dropped into content or picture placeholders are always compressed, regardless of your compression settings.
To get around this, either delete the empty placeholder(s) or, if you think you'll need them later, put a little text into content placeholders or a dummy picture into the picture placeholders. THEN insert your image.