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I have an image I gathered from the snipping tool, and I want to put the image into a Power Point

The only thing is that the image needs a slight adjustment.  I need to change the white pixels to a yellow pixel.

Is there a way to do that in paint or PPT?

Anthony LuciaAsked:
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Yes, use the Recolor option in PowerPoint

Right-Click the image, choose Format Picture - on the Picture Tab hit the Recolor button then choose the colors you want to swap.

This works best with images with minimal colors in the palette like clipart, for photo quality images you'll end up chasing your tail altering subtle shades of the original color.

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You may upload your picture and try to change the color on-line:
MASQ, have you used the recolor option in PPT lately? What you're describing sounds like the old recoloring option you could use on vector objects (most clipart), but it didn't work on images.

More modern versions of PPT do have a picture recoloring option, but it basically creates duotones of the pictures -- you don't get to choose what to recolor. Anthony Lucia, if you want to try PPT's recolor options in PPT 2007, 2010 or 2013, select the picture, go go the Picture Tools Format tab, and then click COLOR. You can select from the options in the gallery (which are based on the presentation theme colors), or you can click More Variations at the bottom, then More Colors to get to the standard color honeycomb or the custom tab where you can input  your own RGB color values.

Another option you could try is Remove Background. This is also on the Picture Tools Format tab, and it's in PPT 2010 and 2013 (but not 2007). Apply REMOVE BACKGROUND, and PPT will make a guess at what to remove. You'll have options on the Background Removal tab to mark more areas to remove and areas to keep to help refine the selection, but it can be pretty fiddly. Anyway, if you're able to get this to do what you want and drop out the white pixels, then you could put  a yellow rectangle beneath the picture to show through the removed areas.

Otherwise, you'll need to use an image editor such as the one pcelba recommended. GIMP is a free image editor you could try. Its interface isn't always user-friendly, but then again, neither is Photoshop's, heh. There are tons of GIMP tutorials, though, so it should be pretty straightforward to learn how to do this in it. Photoshop Elements is pretty inexpensive and will let you do what you need. There's a free trial, but I'm not sure if it lets you save files or not. I assume it does, but you know what they say about assume. ;-)
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
That's why I pointed out it works with Clipart & yes it is version dependent.

You could always change the white with a transparency setting in something like IrfanView too - what we really need is a bit of info about the image were switching from white to yellow.
Thanks. Just wondered because that tool's available in PPT 2003 and prior, but 2007 and later don't have it. In addition to info about the image, it would help to know what version of PPT Anthony is working with.
I think the snipping tool always collects bitmaps too so even if recolor was there it wouldn't work. Photoshop / GIMP etc is the only way I know
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