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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

11 ways to use images poorly in slides

The excellent website: Presentation Zen has an article up today about ways to NOT use images in slides.

I've seen all of these example in actual presentations, and it's not pretty (I've also done a few of these - oops).

As digital cameras have become ubiquitous, and cheap (or free) photo websites plentiful, more people than ever are using images in presentations. Images are not appropriate for every kind of talk, but even when images are appropriate (such as keynote/ballroom style presentations), people are still making the same common mistakes. So here are some things to keep in mind if you use images in your next talk
1. Image is too small
4. Image is of poor quality
6. Image is stretched horizontally and distorted
9. Clip art is chosen (see above)
10. Image is lame and and has nothing to do with content

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