In the battle between who’s better illustrations made in PowerPoint or images taken from the web, there’s only one winner. And that’s native PowerPoint graphics. All of 24point0’s diagrams, maps and illustrations are made in PowerPoint itself and here are five reasons why they rule the roost:
1. Illustrations Made in PowerPoint are Easy to Customize
Since native PPT illustrations are made in PowerPoint, it is easy to edit them for color, removing or adding elements and even inserting text that looks like it is part of the diagram and not superimposed. Take, for example, 24point0’s maps of China and Taiwan.
You can change the color of the map, add text, and increase the thickness of the border (to change border, go to Format>Shape Styles>Shape Outline). You can also add a shadow effect to make the illustration “pop” out of the slide.
If you were to use a map downloaded off Google Images, you wouldn’t be able to do any of the above in PowerPoint. You’d need to struggle for hours using image editing software such as Photoshop and even then the results wouldn’t look as good.
2. PowerPoint Graphics Have Greater Clarity than Imported Graphics
While easy customization is one of the best features of native PPT illustrations, another great advantage is their unbeatable clarity. You won’t have to worry about distortion and pixelation when it comes to diagrams made in PowerPoint. Your audience will be able to see a PowerPoint presentation that is visually rich and appealing.
The Globe shown above is part of 24point0’s deck of editable Globe Graphics – an indispensable visual tool for consultants and companies with operations around the world.
3. Native PPT Illustrations Keep File Sizes Low
So you want to create a PowerPoint presentation loaded with images that will keep your audience hooked to the content. Great – you’ve downloaded the images, laid them out in a good template and then, you try to send the presentation over mail or try to upload it on the server. But, it won’t go.
Since you’ve filled the file with imported images, the file size would be gargantuan. If you were to use native PPT illustrations such as one of 24point0’s editable business diagrams, your file would be lighter and easier to manage. The presentation will not go through the ubiquitous “technical difficulties” when you are showing it to your audience and neither will they have to wait for ages for an image to load.
4. Graphics Made in PowerPoint are Easier to Merge
You have two great images you got from a Clip Art resource – an illustration of a presenter and a wonderful DNA Helix diagram that would be a great way to showcase the business plan of your organization. However, when you merge the two, you face a problem:
The backgrounds of imported images hinders any efforts to merge two or more of them in PowerPoint.
If you were to use an illustration such as 24point0’s businesswoman presenter and combine it with one of the diagrams from the DNA Helix Diagrams for PowerPoint, this issue won’t even crop up. Why? Because 24point0’s illustrations have been created in PowerPoint itself and therefore don’t have any annoying white background that might destroy the chances of two illustrations merging together.
5. Native PPT Illustrations can be Animated Easily
You can’t separate the various elements of a ClipArt or image and independently animate them. However, with a native PPT illustration, you can do just that. For example, if you need to animate an illustration such as 24point0’s editable Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, just ungroup the various elements and then apply animation effects to each element. You can have the various tiers appear or disappear as you wish and even have the figure climbing to the top of the pyramid as each tier appears!
So get rid of all those clunky, difficult to manage JPEGs and ClipArt images. Go for easily editable and usable PowerPoint diagrams from 24point0. Didn’t find an illustration to suit your presentation needs? Then our team of designers will do those for you, too! Simply fill in this contact form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you.
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