Chapter 3

Modifying Pictures


Adding (and deleting) pictures

Modifying pictures

Altering the appearance of pictures

One way to spice up your Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, or PowerPoint presentations is to add photographs that you’ve captured through a digital camera. Adding photographs is simple enough, but Office 2016 also includes different ways to manipulate your picture by using special visual effects.

One common problem with photographs is that they may appear too light or too dark. In the past, the only way to correct these types of problems was to edit the picture in a photo-editing program like Adobe Photoshop. Because not many people have Photoshop or know how to use it, Office 2016 now contains simple photo-editing tools that anyone can use to correct minor flaws.

After you’ve corrected any flaws, Office 2016 also lets you turn your photographs into art by adding frames, tilting the picture sideways, or adding a visual effect that makes the picture look more like a painting.

With Office 2016, you can add photographs, correct them, and modify them to give all your Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files that extra bit of color and showmanship.

Adding (and Deleting) Pictures

To add a picture to a file, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Insert tab.
  2. Click the Pictures icon.

    The Insert Picture dialog box appears.

  3. Select the picture file you want to insert.

    You may need to select a different folder or drive that contains the picture you want to insert.

  4. Click ...

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