Powerpoint picture information

Is there a way to find out location of picture that was used in powerpoint? Original creation of file was with powerpoint 2010 or 2007 not sure. We use powerpoint 2016 now, so is there a way to get name of original picture?

Thank you.
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Jamie GarrochPowerPoint Consultant & DeveloperCommented:
If the file format is PPTX (not ppt) then you could try renaming the file with a .zip extension and exploring the contents using Windows File Exolorer.
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Echo_SCommented:
As Jamie says, you can unzip the file and check the Media folder. (Incidentally, there are instructions for that here if you need them.)

But that won't give you the original picture name, because the media will all have been renamed to, for example, Image1.jpeg, Image2.png, media1.mp4, media2.mov, etc. You may also see WDP files, for example, hdphoto1.wdp. Those are picture effects. They are added separately because PowerPoint does "nondestructive editing" and so it doesn't actually change the original image.

If you need to find a file name to assist with finding it on a stock photo site, you can use something like TinEye to do a reverse image search. That should turn up the image on various places around the web, and if you see it on your preferred stock photo site, you can probably infer the file name then.

If you need to rummage through your server drives, maybe use a utility like Agent Ransack. I think it does a better job of helping search for various file types than the typical Windows search ever dreamed of. And it's free! Yay!
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Tiborg GuaranaIT beginsAuthor Commented:
I already tried with renaming to zip before, and as you said you only get image1, media1 etc., This picture im searching for is on pc with more then 20k pictures, thats why I need the name to find it. I dont know how Agent ransack could help me?

Looks like I wont be able to locate original :/
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Echo_SCommented:
Ah, yeah, given that scenario, it's not going to help.
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Jamie GarrochPowerPoint Consultant & DeveloperCommented:
Clutching at straws here but I just made a test by inserting one of my own images into a new PowerPoint file and then doing the [un]ZIP thing. I forgot the name got changed but interestingly the EXIF data remains intact so would that give you any guidance? I guess it depends on the source of the images and what EXIF data was (or wasn't) added at creation time. If you have the artist and/or copyright owner, it might help. Here's the example for my renamed image1.jpg from the ZIP archive of a new PowerPoint file:

Image with EXIF data
I'm also wondering if you couldn't use Google Picasa to index your 20k pictures and then add the one you're trying to find. It's been a while since I used it (for personal photo organisation) but I know it contains some image recognition elements to it which can group photos it finds containing the same human face for example.
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Tiborg GuaranaIT beginsAuthor Commented:
As final thought, I find it not possible :) thank you both for your time
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JSRWilsonCommented:
IF the original was added in 2007 (NOT 2010) the name of the image should be in the ALT Text of the picture. This is ONLY true if the original was made 2007.
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Tiborg GuaranaIT beginsAuthor Commented:
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