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Compressing a Picture

Office allows you to compress pictures in order to minimize the file size of the image. In doing so, however, you may lose some visual quality, depending on the compression setting. You can pick the resolution that you want for the pictures in a document based on where or how they’ll be viewed (for example, on the web or printed). You can also set other options, such as Delete cropped areas of picture, to get the best balance between picture quality and file size or automatically compress pictures when you save your document.

Compress a Picture

  • yellow-circle-01.jpg Click to select the pictures you want to compress.
  • yellow-circle-02.jpg Click the Format tab under Picture Tools.
  • yellow-circle-03.jpg Click the Compress Pictures button.
  • yellow-circle-04.jpg Select the Apply only to this picture check box to apply compression setting to only the selected picture. Otherwise, clear the check box to compress all pictures in your document.
  • yellow-circle-05.jpg Select or clear the Delete cropped areas of pictures check box to reduce file.
  • yellow-circle-06.jpg Click the Print, Screen, E-mail, or Document option to specify a target output.
  • yellow-circle-07.jpg Click OK.
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