How to export high-resolution (high-dpi) slides from PowerPoint

You can use a two-stage process in Microsoft PowerPoint to change the export resolution. Using the system registry, you must first modify the exported slides‘ default resolution option. To set the resolution you want entails gaining access to the system registry and modifying the pertinent parameters.

Save the particular slide at the modified resolution after setting the default resolution. Use the “Save As” feature and select an image format (such as JPEG or PNG) for export if you want to do this. When you save the picture, be careful to choose the resolution you want, and ensure it matches the changes you made to the system registry.

Following these instructions, you can adjust the export resolution in Microsoft PowerPoint according to your unique needs for slide images.

How To Change the Export Resolution Setting

A PowerPoint slide’s default export resolution is 96 dots per inch (dpi). Take these actions to increase the resolution:

  1. Select Run via a right-click on the Start button located at the bottom left. or Press Win + R
How To Change the Export Resolution Setting
  1. Enter regedit in the text field, then click on OK.
How To Change the Export Resolution Setting
  1. A control window now appears, requiring you to verify that modifications are allowed. To proceed, select Yes.
  1. You can click the + sign to expand any of the folders that are visible in the window that has now appeared. Please don’t let the strange folder names bother you! Depending on the version of PowerPoint you are using, search for one of the following registry folders now (you can expand the folders in a certain order or enter the path in the navigation text field):
How To Change the Export Resolution Setting
  • PowerPoint 2016, 2019, and PowerPoint for Office 365:
  • Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\PowerPoint\Options
    PowerPoint 2013:
  • Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\PowerPoint\Options
    PowerPoint 2010:
  • Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\PowerPoint\Options
    PowerPoint 2007:
  • Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\PowerPoint\Options
    PowerPoint 2003:
  • Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\PowerPoint\Options
  1. Click the Options folder, select Edit > New from the menu bar, and then select DWORD value (32-bit).
How To Change the Export Resolution Setting
  1. In the text field, type ExportBitmapResolution and hit Enter.
How To Change the Export Resolution Setting
  1. Make sure that the ExportBitmapResolution entry is selected, then click on Modify in the Edit menu.
How To Change the Export Resolution Setting
  1. In the Edit DWORD Value dialog box, select Decimal.
How To Change the Export Resolution Setting

Set the resolution to 300 in the Value data box. Or, make use of the parameters listed in the table below.

Decimal valueFull-screen pixels (horizontal × vertical)Widescreen pixels (horizontal × vertical)Dots per inch (horizontal and vertical)
50500 × 375667 × 37550 dpi
96 (default)960 × 7201280 × 72096 dpi
1001000 × 7501333 × 750100 dpi
1501500 × 11252000 × 1125150 dpi
2002000 × 15002667 × 1500200 dpi
2502500 × 18753333 × 1875250 dpi
3003000 × 22504000 × 2250300 dpi

It is possible to enter values as high as 1000 dpi in concept, but only if you are using PowerPoint 2013 or later.

Click OK to save the settings. Close the window, at last.

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Step 2: Export slides as images in PowerPoint

Open your presentation in PowerPoint, then choose the slide that you wish to export.

Step 2: Export slides as images in PowerPoint
  • Go to the File tab
  • . Now select Save As.
  • Choose one of these image formats from the Save as type box:
  • GIF Graphics Interchange Format (.gif)
  • JPEG File Interchange Format (*.jpg)
  • PNG Portable Network Graphics Format (*.png)
  • TIFF Tag Image File Format (*.tif)
  • Device Independent Bitmap (*.bmp)
  • Windows Metafile (*.wmf)
  • Enhanced Windows Metafile (*.emf)
Step 2: Export slides as images in PowerPoint
  • Select Save. You will be prompted by the following dialog box:
Step 2: Export slides as images in PowerPoint
  • Choose Just the Current Slide. The slide is saved in the location you indicated in the Save in box, with the updated format and resolution.
  • Right-click the image and choose Properties to confirm the slide is saved at the resolution you want.

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