How To Make Pictures Transparent in PowerPoint

June 30th, 2023 | Microsoft 365

Microsoft PowerPoint is a powerful tool for creating visually appealing presentations. this blog post, we will guide you through the process of making pictures transparent in Microsoft PowerPoint, enabling you to enhance your slides with a professional touch. 

How To Make Pictures Transparent in PowerPoint 

Step 1:  

Navigate to the slide where you want to insert the image. Click on the Insert tab located in the top menu and select Pictures or Online Pictures to insert an image from your computer or the internet. Choose your desired image and click Insert to add it to your slide. 


Step 2:  

Select your inserted image, then at the top of the PowerPoint window, you will see a new tab appear called Format. Click on the Format tab to proceed. 

Step 3:  

Under the Format tab, locate the Adjust group. Within this group, you will find a slider labeled Transparency. Click and drag the slider to the left to reduce the opacity of the image. As you move the slider, you will notice the image becoming transparent, revealing the slide’s background or any objects behind it. 

Step 4:  

If you want to achieve a specific level of transparency, you can enter a numerical value in the Transparency box next to the slider. Type in a percentage between 0% (completely opaque) and 100% (fully transparent) to set the desired transparency level.  

Step 5:  

To save your edited image, right-click on the image and select Save as Picture from the context menu. Choose a location on your computer and save the image in a supported format such as PNG or GIF.  

By following the steps outlined in this blog post, you can easily make images transparent, allowing you to layer them over other elements seamlessly. Start experimenting with transparency today and take your presentations to the next level! 

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