I found this in my collection (no, it’s not mine, but it is a colleague’s but he won’t be reading this so I’m safe). He has used a Spongebob figure in a scientific presentation. In my view this fails because (1) the clipart is very low resolution so looks very amateur and (2) because it’s [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Images'
November 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Bad design, Bad PowerPoint, Images
November 1st, 2009 · 2 Comments · Designer worth noting, Garr Reynolds, Good PowerPoint design, Images, PowerPoint
This is something overlooked by presenters – how do you choose complementary colors for your presentations to give them maximum impact? Garr Reynolds has just posted a very useful piece about color schemes.
June 10th, 2009 · No Comments · Apple Keynote, Fonts, Images, PowerPoint
Besides the embedding font option which is problematic, there is another way of making sure your font looks as good when projected at the venue as it does on your own computer. You can save your presentation as a series of images (JPEGs or PNG files – the latter uses gamma correction which make improve [...]
April 30th, 2009 · No Comments · Apple Keynote, Images, Screengrab
You probably use pictures, graphs, scientific diagrams from PDFs in PowerPoint. Loads of medics and scientists use images from journals like The New England Journal of Medicine, Nature and many others. Some journals will provide a PowerPoint file, to save you the hassle of making one yourself. I have tried some of these, but the [...]
April 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Bad design, Images, istockphoto, PowerPoint, Royalty-free images, shutterstock
Yes. In a word. I think it matters a lot. For a long time I used to throw some PowerPoint (or Aldus Persuasion in the old days) slides together and didn’t think all that much about pictures at all. Sometimes I used clipart that came with the slide software. With the Internet, it became easier [...]