How to export your PowerPoint slide as 1920 x 1080

Often I want to take my PowerPoint slides and use them in Camtasia or Adobe Premiere.  When using those products I render at Full HD 1920 x 1080.  However, when I use the Save As command in PowerPoint to save my slide as a PNG the dimensions are never what I am looking for.

To get your slides to export as 1920 x 1080 you have to adjust the slide size before you export. From the ribbon select Design and click Slide Size then select Custom Slide Sizeā€¦.

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Use the table below to get the desired resolution:

Resolution Width (in) Height (in)
HD 1280 x 720 13.333 7.5
Full HD 1920 x 1080 19.999 11.25
Quad HD 3840 x 2160 39.999 22.50
4K 4096 x 2160 42.664 22.50


If prompted for scaling try both Ensure Fit and Maximize to see which works best for your slide.

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Below are example dimensions from using the table above.

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Comments (1) -

  • Thanks for the link. I had found that as well.  I just hate having to go into the registry for something this simple.

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