Sometimes your slides load slowly when they are posted on the internet.
Sometimes you click on a slide and the next one will open right up: on
others there are blank boxes where you want pictures to be. What is going
Computer pictures are made up of many
tiny individual dots called pixels. The information for each pixel has to
be downloaded from the World Bulders web site to your screen. The more
pixels there are, the longer it takes.
A big picture takes longer than a little one.
If you have a big picture, there are two ways to get a
little picture onto your screen from it.
One way is to insert the big picture and make it smaller
using the little buttons on the square around it. This looks small, but it
takes a long time to load because the computer is loading the original big
picture and then shrinking it.
A better way is to open the big picture in Paint (or
some other graphics program) and make the picture smaller BEFORE you
Important Suggestion: First make a copy of the picture
that you are resizing.
Go to SAVE AS
Click on the folder picture in the command bar to make a
Call your folder Resized Pictures and save your resized
pictures into this folder.
You can move the picture to another file or insert it
into PowerPoint when you are ready.
Why is this a good idea?
Every time that you change the size of a picture you
loose picture quality.
Having an untouched copy of the picture available allows
you allows you to use a fresh
picture for your final changes.
If you try to make pictures bigger they will get blurry.
If you make pictures smaller and then bigger they will get blurry too.
You can change picture size in Paint by going to IMAGE
STRETCH/SKEW. Choose the STRETCH section in the upper part of the window.
Try changing it to 80% in both the horizontal and vertical boxes. Adjust
until you have a picture that is about the size of the picture that you
want to see on the screen. Click OK.
I recommend that you resize your pictures before
inserting them. If you have pictures that load slowly, try resizing them
and sending them to me again. You will see a difference!