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To make the PowerPoint slides look professional and presentable, we often use high-resolution images. Such images are bright and crisp and give a nice look. However, low-resolution images often look blurry or pixelated.

When you get a PowerPoint slide, you might want to export some images and take their printouts. But unfortunately, those exported images will be either pixelated or blurry. The reason for such crappy images is that the PowerPoint can save slides as images at 96 Dots Per Inch (dpi) only, whereas the printer needs at least 300 dpi for printing.

We shall see how to export slides from PowerPoint and save them with up to 1000 dpi.

There are two steps to change the export resolution in Microsoft PowerPoint.

The first step is to use the default registry to change the resolution setting, and the next step is to save the slide as an image with the new resolution.

Steps to change the resolution setting for the export process

Please be cautious while making changes in the registry editor. There might be serious problems if the registry is modified incorrectly. It is better to save a backup of the registry restoration before making any changes.

  1. Close all the Windows-based programs
  2. Open the Run dialogue box by pressing Windows+R on the keyboard.Open the Run dialogue box
  3. Type regedit and click OK.
    click OK
  4. A control window will appear; click Yes. This implies that you are confirming that changes can be made.
  5. Locate the following registry subkeys depending on the PowerPoint version you are using:
  6. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\PowerPoint\Options

    This location is for PowerPoint 2016, 2019, and PowerPoint for Office 365 versions. In other versions, the locations will slightly differ.

  7. Right-click on the Options folder, and under New, from the Edit option, click on DWORD value (32- bit).
    Right-click on the Options folder
  8. Type ExportBitmapResolution and hit Enter.type ExportBitmapResolution and hit enter
  9. Make sure that the ExportBitmapResolution entry is selected and click on Modify in the Edit on Modify
  10. Under the Edit DWARD value data box, select Decimal.
  11. Under the Value data box, either specify the resolution of 300, or you can use any required value. Click OK
    Click ok
  12. Click File > Exit to exit the Registry Editor.
Steps to export images from the PPT file
  1. Go to PowerPoint presentation and select the images of the slide you want to export.
  2. Select File > Save As.Select File Save As
  3. Now, in the Save As type box, select one of the available picture formats:
  4. Select Save. When a new dialogue box appears, select the current slide to save it.Select Save


The above method requires some in-depth technical knowledge of the registry editor. Any minor mistake can cause a major change in the PowerPoint presentation and to recover a overwritten or previous PowerPoint file will require expertise and time. To make things easier, we have professional tools to deal with such unfortunate situations. One of the most efficient tools is Kernel for PowerPoint Repair. This tool can repair corrupt MS PowerPoint files without any hassle. Also, this PowerPoint recovery tool comes with a free trial version.

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