Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Exploring the Many Types of Pictures
Table 11-1
PowerPoint’s Bitmap Picture File Formats
Format
What It Is
BMP
Garden variety Windows bitmap file, used by Windows Paint and
many other programs
GIF
Graphics Interchange Format, a format commonly used for small
Internet pictures
JPEG
A common format for photographs that includes built-in compression
PCD
Kodak Photo CD format
PCT
Macintosh PICT files
PCX
A variant type of bitmap file
PNG
Portable Network Graphics file, an image format designed for Internet
graphics
TGA
Targa files
TIFF
Tagged Image Format file, another bitmap program most often used for
high-quality photographs
Victor, give me a vector
Besides bitmap pictures, you can also use vector drawing with PowerPoint.
A vector drawing is a picture file that contains a detailed definition of each
shape that makes up the image. Vector drawings are usually created with
high-powered drawing programs, such as Adobe Illustrator.
PowerPoint supports all the most popular vector drawing formats, as
described in Table 11-2.
Table 11-2
PowerPoint’s Vector File Formats
Format
What It Is
CDR
Format for CorelDRAW!, a popular, upper-crust drawing program
CGM
Computer Graphics Metafiles
DRW
Format for Micrografx Designer or Micrografx Draw, two popular
ooh-aah drawing programs
EMF
An Enhanced Windows MetaFile picture
EPS
Encapsulated PostScript, a format used by some high-end drawing
programs
WMF
Windows MetaFile, a format that many programs recognize (note
that WMF files can hold bitmap as well as vector data)
WPG
A WordPerfect drawing
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