Save PowerPoint Slides as Images

Want more flexibility in recording PowerPoint presentations? Learn an alternative method for recording your PowerPoint presentations.

You can save PowerPoint slides as images to import into Camtasia Studio. If you make a mistake in the voice narration or find a typo in a slide, you can easily fix the error without needing to record the entire presentation again.

  1. Open the PowerPoint presentation.
  2. If you know the dimensions you plan to produce your Camtasia Studio video as, resize the PowerPoint slides to match. Use the chart below to convert the height and width (in inches) to the output dimensions (in pixels) for the final video.
    Page Setup dialog

    For example, if you plan to produce the final video at 640 x 480 pixels, enter 6.67 in the Height field and 5 in the Width field.

    • In Microsoft PowerPoint® 2007, select Design tab > Page Setup.
    • In Microsoft PowerPoint® 2003 and earlier versions, select File > Page Setup.
  3. To save the slides as images:
    • In Microsoft PowerPoint® 2007, select Office button > Save As > PowerPoint Presentation.
    • In Microsoft PowerPoint® 2003 and earlier versions, select File > Save As.
  4. The Save As dialog box appears. From the Save as type dropdown, select an image format (.bmp, .gif, .jpg, .png) and click Save.
  5. Click Every Slide or Current Slide Only from the dialog that appears.

Pixels to Inches Conversion

Pixels to Inches Conversion chart

Record a PowerPoint Presentation without the Add-in

After you save the PowerPoint slides as individual images, you can create the presentation in Camtasia Studio.

  1. In Camtasia Studio, select Import Media.
  2. Select the image files saved from the PowerPoint presentation and click Open.
  3. The images of the slides import into the Clip Bin. Drag the images onto the Timeline in the desired sequence.
  4. The Project Settings dialog appears. Enter the dimensions into the Width and Height fields and click OK.
  5. In the Task List, select Voice narration.
  6. Begin recording voice narration. Click the Extend Current Frame button to extend the slide’s duration to match the voice narration.
  7. Click Finished.
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000 - Customize the About Box Produce I Written
001 - How do I make a Table of Contents? Produce I Written
002 - Project Settings And Presets Edit I Written
003 - Markers Edit I Written
004 - Record Voice Narration Edit I Written
005 - Upload to Screencast.com without Using the Preset Troubleshooting II Written
006 - Flash Quiz or Survey Edit I Written
007 - Export Project as a Zip File Share I Written
008 - Save PowerPoint Slides as Images Record I Written
009 - Record Camera Video in Camtasia Studio Record I Written
010 - Produce a Selection of Your Timeline: A Very Handy Thing to Know Produce I Video/Written
011 - SmartFocus® and Zoom and Pan Edit I Video/Written
012 - Preview the Production Settings Produce I Written
013 - How to Produce Getting Started I Video
014 - How to Record Getting Started I Video
015 - Captions Edit II Written
016 - Draw on the Screen while Recording (ScreenDraw) Record II Video/Written
017 - Add or Edit a Production Preset Produce I Written
018 - Flash Hotspot Callouts Edit I Written
019 - Picture-in-Picture (PIP) Edit I Written
020 - Customize the Start and End Screens Produce I Written
021 - Produce a Flash (MPEG-4 or SWF) Video Produce I Written
022 - Documentation Documentation I Written
023 - Can I See What My Video Will Look Like Without Having to Produce the Whole Thing? (Preview Production Settings) Troubleshooting I Written
024 - Project File Overview Edit I Written
025 - How to Edit Getting Started I Video
026 - Transitions Edit I Written
027 - Produce using a Production Preset Produce I Written
028 - How to Improve Recording Performance Troubleshooting III Written
029 - How to Share Getting Started I Video
030 - Upload a Video to Screencast.com Share I Written
031 - Record a PowerPoint Presentation Record I Video/Written
032 - Customize the Flash Table of Contents Produce I Written
033 - Recording Tips Record I Written
034 - Understanding Dimensions, Project Settings and Aspect Ratio Troubleshooting II Written
035 - Tilt Edit I Video
036 - Record a Web Camera in Camtasia Studio Record I Written
037 - Record Audio in Camtasia Recorder Record I Written
038 - Custom Callouts Edit I Written
039 - Customize the Quiz Placement and Opacity Produce I Written
040 - Record the Screen Record I Video/Written
041 - Camtasia Studio Hotkeys Edit I Written
042 - Camtasia Studio 6 Overview Getting Started I Video
043 - Audio Enhancements Edit I Written
044 - How Do I Record System Audio (the sound that comes out of my speakers)? Troubleshooting III Written
045 - Share a Production Preset Produce I Written
046 - Produce a Video using Custom Production Settings Produce I Written
047 - Title Clips Edit I Written
048 - Upload Video by FTP Share I Written
049 - How do I extend the duration of a callout? Edit I Written
050 - Playback Controls Produce I Written
051 - Add Callouts Edit I Written
052 - Audio Editing Edit I Written