Return a picture to its original size You might have to double-click the picture to open the Format tab. In the Format Picture dialog box, click the Size tab, under Original size, clear the Lock aspect ratio check box, and then click Reset.
How do I make a picture not stretch in PowerPoint?
Issue 2: Stretching by dragging the side handles: Many presenters tend to enlarge an image by dragging the handles on the right or bottom of the image. This leads to the picture getting distorted. A simple solution is to hold the Control Key while dragging the image from the corners.
How do I make the background of a picture fit in PPT?
The first step is to click on the "Insert" tab and select "Pictures". From there, you can browse for the image you want to use and select "Insert". The image will appear on the slide, and you can adjust its size and position by dragging and dropping it with your mouse or using the formatting tools in PowerPoint.
Why does PowerPoint resize my pictures?
If you insert an 8MP picture in your small business presentation, PowerPoint will expand it to full size, unless you insert it using a placeholder through one of the PowerPoint layouts. The placeholders automatically re-size images -- and other objects -- to fit within the pre-set boundaries.
How do I fix a stretched image?
Use the software's tools: Most image editing software, like Photoshop, have tools to fix stretched images. In Photoshop, you can use the "Free Transform" tool to adjust the dimensions of the image. To maintain the image's aspect ratio, hold down the Shift key while dragging one of the corners of the image.
How do you change the format without stretching in PowerPoint?
Click on the Slide Size drop-down menu and select either the Standard(4:3) or Widescreen(16:9) aspect ratios and select the 'Ensure Fit' option (it is easier to move items around than to also have to resize them especially when converting to a larger slide size).