PowerPoint Picture Album – Quickly Create a Slide Deck from Pictures

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Have you ever needed to create a PowerPoint slide deck¬†that includes¬†a lot of pictures? Do you know that you can bypass the tedious steps of inserting or copying and pasting each picture?¬†PowerPoint’s¬†Photo Album feature makes creating a slide show from pictures quick and easy.

How to Use¬†PowerPoint’s Photo Album to Create a Slide¬†Deck

Make sure all of the pictures are in the same folder.

Launch PowerPoint (if necessary).

How to Add Pictures in PowerPoint’s Photo Album

Click the Insert tab on the ribbon. In the Images group, click Photo Album.

Click New Photo Album to launch the Photo Album dialog box (shown below).

Click the File/Disk button.

powerpoint new photo album

Select the folder that contains your pictures.

Select your pictures. To select all of the pictures, click the first one, hold down the SHIFT key, and click the last one. To cherry-pick pictures, hold the CTRL key while selecting.

Click the Insert button to return to the Photo Album dialog box.

How to Add Caption Placeholders in PowerPoint’s Photo Album

To put a caption beneath each picture, which allows you to create a descriptive phrase, you must change the Picture layout from the default (Fit to Slide) to one of the other options.

powerpoint changing picture layout

Once you do this, you can place a check-mark next to Captions below ALL pictures under Picture Options. 

powerpoint photo album captions


How to Rearrange Pictures¬†in PowerPoint’s Photo Album

You may also rearrange the pictures. To move an item up or down on the list, put a check mark next to it and click the up and down arrows to rearrange it. You may also delete a picture by clicking the remove button.

powerpoint arranging deleting pictures

How to Change Picture Shapes in PowerPoint’s Photo Album


You can also change the shape of the picture frame from the default (Rectangle) to a number of other options.

powerpoint picture album frame shape


Once you are done, click the Create button.

You can now edit your slide deck.

About the Author ‚Äď Atlanta-Based PowerPoint Trainer Jackie Kiadii

Jackie Kiadii is an Information Technology professional with a degree in Computer Information Systems. She has provided PowerPoint training for business professionals since 2001. Need more help with PowerPoint? In addition to classes in versions 2007, 2010 and 2013, we now offer Customized PowerPoint Training for Sales Professionals.

Need onsite group training? Call 770.498.7333 or email us. Our courses can be customized to your needs. Jackie has provided software training for employees of The Coca-Cola Company, Emory University, Novelis, and more. This training is available for groups of 4 or more students.

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