This article tackles a technical PowerPoint issue that many people may come across, but not know how to solve. Our readers discuss removing the white background to images on different software updates of Microsoft PowerPoint.
How can I get rid of the white surrounding the picture??
Question by Jon Richards.
Answer from Simon R.
- In the most recent form of PowerPoint, you can click on the image, then follow Format> Remove Background. It can automatically remove most of the background, or you can do it manually.
Answer from Mary Gold.
Sometimes when I have picture with a white background I’m having trouble getting rid of, I will instead perform some sleight-of-hand and place a frame around it by creating a box with white fill and a border of some color and place the picture in the middle of it. This at least makes it look intentional.
Answer from Amy Applestein.