Saving all the images in a PowerPoint presentation

I ran across this tip recently, and thought it was pretty cool. I don’t know if I’ll ever need to do it, but it’s nice to know it’s there.

Let’s say that you have a PowerPoint PPTX file which has a number of images that you’d like to repurpose for some other reason. Maybe you want them for another presentation, or you want to include them in a SharePoint site or Word document. You could go to each page, right-click on the image, and save it locally… over and over and over.


You could use this technique to find all the images in one place, and then copy/paste the ones you want to use.

In the example below, I have a presentation I’ve done for various SharePoint events. I made a copy of the presentation so that I wouldn’t mess things up with the original.

Step 1: Change the file type of your presentation from .pptx to .zip:


Step 2: Right-click on the zip file and select Open With > Window Explorer:


You can also use various utilities such as 7-Zip to open the zip file, but everyone has Windows Explorer.

Step 3: When the compressed file opens, click into the ppt folder:


Step 4: click into the media folder:


Step 5: Grab whatever images you want!


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