Create Photo Album
Create Photo Album Grading Rubric

When creating your photo album in PowerPoint, you can add effects that include attention-getting slide transitions (transition: One of a set of transitional display effects that are available in some Microsoft Office applications. Transitions specify how the display changes (such as fading to black) as a user moves from one item (such as slide or Web page) to another.), colorful backgrounds and themes, specific layouts, and more to your photo albums.
After you have added the pictures to your album, you can add captions, adjust the order and layout, add frames around the pictures, and even apply a theme to further customize the look of your album.

Open PowerPoint 2010. Save the presentation with the name The Simpson Photo Album.

Add a Picture From a File or Disk

On the Insert tab, in the Images group, click the arrow under Photo Album, and then click New Photo Album.

Insert Photo Album

In the Photo Album dialog box, under Insert picture from, click File/Disk.

Browse for Picture

In the Insert New Pictures dialog box, locate the folder that contains the picture that you want to insert, and then click Insert. For this activity you will insert all the pictures at one time. First click on the first picture then press Ctrl + A to select all photos. Then click the insert button at the bottom of the dialog box.


If you want to change the order in which the pictures are displayed, under Pictures in album, click the file name of the picture that you want to move, and then use the arrow buttons to move it up or down in the list. The only slide you need to move is the one called simpsons. You want to move this slide to the first position so it will display as the title slide.

 Move Icons

Click the up arrow key until it is in the first slide position as shown below

Move to first Postion

If you want to display your pictures in black and white, place a check in the All pictures black and white check box. Click it to see what the pictures look like in black and white. For this activity you will uncheck this box because you want all your photos to be in color.

Black and White

Choose a Design Theme

Click the Browse button and find a theme of your liking.

Browse Theme

In the Photo Album dialog box, click Create.

Add a Caption, Picture Layout, and Frame Shape

When you add captions, you type text that describes each picture in your photo album.

On the Insert tab, in the Images group, click the arrow under Photo Album, and then click Edit Photo Album.

Edit Photo Album

In the Edit Photo Album dialog box, under Picture Options, select the Captions below ALL pictures check box.  Note   If the Captions below All pictures check box is unavailable and greyed out, under Album Layout you'll want to choose a layout, for this activity you want 1 picture layout. Do not choose Fit to page if you want to add captions.

In the Picture layout choose 1 picture to display 1 picture per slide.

Select a Frame shape from the drop down list.

Click Update.

By default, PowerPoint uses the picture file name as a placeholder for the caption text. In Normal view, click the caption text placeholder, and then type the caption. Add the following captions to the photos, removing the caption from The Simpson slide.

Save Slides as a JPEG

You are going to use these slides as pictures in another activity. You need to save each of them as a graphic, or JPEG file.

Click File then select save as. At the Save as type text box select the JPEG format.

Save as a JPEG

When prompted if you want to export every slide or just the current slide, choose Every Slide.

Every Slide

You will then get a prompt that states that all your slides have been saved.


Your jpeg files can be found in a folder in your document folder called Photo Album.


Edit the Album to View 4 Pictures Per Slide

Now you will set the album to view 4 pictures per slide. With the Insert tab selected click Photo Album then select Edit Photo Album.

Edit Photo Album

At the Edit Photo Album dialog box select 4 pictures for the Picture layout, Simple Frame, White for the Frame Shape, and Clarity as the Theme.

Modify Photo Album

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