How can I cut out a circle out of a picture for me to paste into my slide?

Posted on 2009-04-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I only have microsoft paint and that doesn't seem to allow it.
Question by:FredericUrban
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by:Cornelia Yoder
ID: 24121978
With only Microsoft Paint, probably the best way is to use the circle tool to make a circle with inside the exact size you want, and then the fill tool to color the circle itself and the outside to exactly the same color as the background of your slide.  Of course that means you will have to use a solid color for the background of that slide, but if that is ok, it will look like a circular picture.  You can get the exact background color by looking at the color picker in both places, or use a nice little tool like Nattyware's Pixie.

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ID: 24122019
OK. Have tried that. Have chosen eclipse, and drawn a circle, but I can't select it to manipulate it for  the correct shape?
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Echo_S earned 500 total points
ID: 24122081
Try inserting a circle or oval on the PPT slide. Then Format | Autoshape and choose the Picture fill.

Will that do what you want?
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by:Cornelia Yoder
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I don't have a picture fill for autoshape ... but then I have PP2003, did it come in later versions?
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ID: 24122935
No, it's there. Right-click and choose Format Autoshape. Then on the Colors and Lines tab, choose the fill dropdown. There should be an option for Picture Fill there. It might be "more effects," then picture fills. Sorry I don't have 2003 handy to check for sure. But it is there...
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ID: 24122937
Otherwise, you can find it on the Drawing Toolbar. Check the paint bucket icon there, then More Fills, then Picture...
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by:Cornelia Yoder
ID: 24122957
Got it.  Thanks very much, never saw that possibility before.  Appreciate the answer :)

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