Solved Delete Black side bars from PowerPoint file

October 4, 2013 at 10:58:04
Specs: Wiindows 7 Home Premium, 3.15 GHz/8 GB
I received a .pps file of old planes. I wanted to extract a picture file and use it as my wallpaper. My problem is that the slides of the old planes are all centered with Black bars on both sides. When I copy or extract that particular picture file to convert to a .jpg file, it has the side bars on it. When I set it for my wallpaper, it has the Black side bars. I've tried my Nero Essential program to modify the picture, but I can't find anything that works. So, my question is, How to I get rid of the side Black side bars to make a full screen picture that can be used as wallpaper for my monitor? Monitor is a 23" Samsung LCD (1920x1080) I even tried the Print Screen method and that did not work. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

OS: Windows 7 64bit/Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit
CPU/Ram: E8500/8GB PC2-6400
Manufacturer/Model: AVA Direct / Built online

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October 11, 2013 at 13:35:50
I tried other methods found on the Internet and they basically did not do the job either

If you try using XnView, which is freeware,
you load the picture,
then set your crop lines on the picture,
then use the ZOOM tool to Zoom in as far as the program will let you,
usually about 1600 %, to the point you can see individual pixels,
the crop lines remain visible so you can get a really close crop.
You then save the Cropped pic with a new name so you don't lose the original.

I've done it a number of times.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/



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October 4, 2013 at 12:48:16
Use a program like XnView to crop the picture and get rid of them.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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October 4, 2013 at 13:41:23
Windows 7 comes with a handy snipping tool for things like this. Click on your start menu and type snipping tool in the search box. It'll allow you to capture whatever image you want on your screen and save it.

~winipcfg

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#3
October 4, 2013 at 15:36:41
Even the simple Paint program that comes with Windows can be
used to crop images to size. It can be found on the Start Menu
under All Programs --> Accessories.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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October 11, 2013 at 11:24:18
Tnx guys for your responses. None of them worked very good. I tried other methods found on the Internet and they basically did not do the job either. Some of the programs looked like they could have worked, but they wanted my credit card and I was not going to pay for a one time modification of a single picture for wallpaper. Tnx anyway.

OS: Windows 7 64bit/Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit
CPU/Ram: E8500/8GB PC2-6400
Manufacturer/Model: AVA Direct / Built online


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October 11, 2013 at 13:35:50
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I tried other methods found on the Internet and they basically did not do the job either

If you try using XnView, which is freeware,
you load the picture,
then set your crop lines on the picture,
then use the ZOOM tool to Zoom in as far as the program will let you,
usually about 1600 %, to the point you can see individual pixels,
the crop lines remain visible so you can get a really close crop.
You then save the Cropped pic with a new name so you don't lose the original.

I've done it a number of times.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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