My slides have black bars

In some occasions you have captured slides with black bars on the left or right side. This happens when the slide capture source is in a 16:9 resolution, but the powerpoint presentation was not adjusted for widescreen presentations. This is normal PowerPoint behavior, however it can easily be fixed before you publish.

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  One of my favorite tools is Microsoft Office Picture Manager, since it is available on most desktops and has been bundled with Office since many versions.

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  • Click on Add Picture Shortcut
  • Navigate to the Slides folder (inside the images folder)
  • Select all images that need to be cropped
  • Click on Edit Pictures
  • Now select Crop
  • Set the new image selection for all selected images 
  • Commit with OK
  • Use File | Save All to save all images at once. 

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  •  Repeat these steps in the thumb folder.

Now you are ready to publish the recording with the Presentations 2Go encoder.

TIPS:

  • You can also perform other changes in bulk. Like White balance correction (Color | Enhance color | Click on a white area). Flip horizontal or vertical, rotate etc.
  • Only save your results AFTER you have performed ALL actions.

 

 

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