How To Reduce Your Presentation File Size Up To 50%: PowerPoint Tip

March 14, 2009

in Reviews&Extras

Generally presentation files gets bigger in size due to the insertion of large image files. Though in older versions of PowerPoint there was no provision of image compression but this is not the case with the recent versions of the PowerPoint. Recent PowerPoint version can compress the images thereby bringing down the size of presentation files.

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Now for reducing your presentation file size up to 50 %  just follow these three simple steps.

– Try reducing the resolution of the images in your presentation, this will amazingly bring down the presentation file size. Images at lower resolution wouldn’t print that good as they they would print with higher resolution but there is no point of keeping higher resolution images in your presentation as long as screen is your primary viewing medium.

– Avoid using BMP & TIFF files, use JPEG, PNG, GIF.  PNG & JPEG have good internal compression mechanisms.

–  You might have noticed sometimes while working on your presentation that file size gets bigger, well this is due to auto saves. So for avoiding this save the file by going to “Files” and then to “Save As”.

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Eric Lee March 14, 2009 at 9:03 am

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2 Russel March 14, 2009 at 4:41 pm

Great, its working ..Thanks.


3 Nicholas March 14, 2009 at 10:11 pm

Nice tips,keep up the good work!


4 admin March 15, 2009 at 9:24 am

Thanks for the appreciation guys, i really love to hear back from my visitors!


5 Creed March 16, 2009 at 2:33 pm

Great stuff man!


6 Saman March 21, 2009 at 2:56 am

Thanks for the share, its great:-)


7 Nishant March 22, 2009 at 3:14 pm

Hey shahab, thanks for sharing this. I’ve bookmarked your blog:-)


8 admin March 26, 2009 at 2:43 pm

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9 Cyrus April 1, 2009 at 1:18 am

This is great buddy! Keep writing good stuff:-)


10 admin April 1, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Thanks for your comment cyrus ….BTW stay tuned there is lot more to come!


11 Sarena April 12, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Nice tips.
converting PowerPoint to Flash will also reduce up to 90%file size of original file size. Such as ppt2flash:


12 simon April 13, 2009 at 1:37 am

Liked your stuff really, keep up the good work!


13 admin April 15, 2009 at 12:32 am

@simon, Thanks for the appreciation simon!


14 SeoMaster April 21, 2009 at 2:15 pm

Great article , i would implement these on my ppt’s definitely.


15 Steve April 30, 2009 at 10:41 pm

Thanks a ton buddy, this is really great!
I would love to see more on this topic from your side.


16 Shahab April 30, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Thanks steve!
Just stay tuned there is lot more to come!


17 jimmy May 1, 2009 at 9:48 pm

Great article dude, keep up the good work!


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