Published On: July 16, 2019Categories: Creative Assets

How To Recolor Images in PowerPoint

After digging through tons of photos, you’ve finally found a great photo to use in your PowerPoint presentation. But what do you do if the colors are slightly off? 

Whether you need an image to be more on-brand or you just need them to be less distracting, you can create a fast change with PowerPoint’s built-in photo editing tools. 

Turn a photo black and white, match it with your brand colors, or fit a photo into a monochromatic scheme without breaking a sweat.

Either way, you don’t have to take multiple steps to edit your photo or use different software to get this effect. PowerPoint already has this tool ready for you to use. Follow this quick PowerPoint tutorial to quickly change the color of your images.

Step-by-Step Instructions to Change Colors & Edit Images in PowerPoint Slides

Step 1: Add the Image to the Slide

First, let’s go ahead an add a photo into the image placeholder in your PowerPoint by clicking the icon here. Then we’ll right-click or (CTL+click on Mac) to send it behind the other objects. 

Step 2: Go to “Picture Format”

Now that our image is selected, go up to Picture Format at the top, and click on the Format Pane icon and a panel will appear on the righthand side.

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Step 3: “Recolor” the Image

Navigate to the Picture tab in the panel and you’ll notice there are a few different menus where you can adjust different aspects of the image. For now, click on the Picture Color menu. Then click on the icon under Recolor at the bottom. You’ll notice PowerPoint gives you a variety of color options to choose from. The colors provided come from the accent colors in your theme color pallet. Click the color that you want and it will be applied to your image.


Step 4: Adjust the Image’s Transparency

If you need to, you can adjust the transparency of your image by clicking on the Picture Transparency and adjusting the slider to change the transparency percentage.

That’s it! Now your images look sleek, on-brand and ready for your next big presentation. 

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