As designers and artworkers we often receive content from clients in the form of a PowerPoint.

We all know that you can copy and paste but this provides a low res copy and if you are not going to get the original images from your client the only way is to go through and individually save them out and we are all too aware of what a lengthy process that can be!

Well here is a solution. This is unfortunately still not foolproof but recently I received a PPT with over 100 images in and 95% of them exported using this method so it still managed to save me the best part of an hour so it’s a trick worth knowing…

You can follow the short video I’ve created or below is the written guide.

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You find yourself with lots of images in a PowerPoint:

STEP 1
Right click to duplicate the PPT you intend to extract the images from

PowerPoint Images

STEP 2
Right click to rename the duplicated file

STEP 3
Rename the file extension. Remove the letters ‘pptx’ and replace with ‘zip’

STEP 4
When you click off of the file a pop-up box will appear. Select ‘use zip’

STEP 5
Double click on the zip file to open the file

STEP 6
Navigate into the opened file. Go to the folder called ‘ppt’ then find the ‘media’ folder

STEP 7
In the media folder you will find the images from the PowerPoint presentation

Written by Donna Hocking, graphic designer and creative artworker. If you are a designer / agency in need of support or a business looking for someone to create your print & web materials get in touch I’d love to hear from you. You can also read more about what services I provide here.