Sunday, January 22, 2012

Making Pictures Grayscale Tutorial

I just want to say "THANK YOU!" to all my sweet followers.  This morning I was feeling a little down.  No real reason, just kinda blue and then I logged onto to Blogger and saw some of the sweet comments you guys left me while I was sleeping and then I got some great ratings and feedback on Teacher's Pay Teachers and my mood was instantly lifted! :)  Thank you!

Thank you for also participating in my discussion in homework too.  I appreciated everyone's comments and feedback so much!  It was hard moving to a new grade/school at the start of the year and basically be told "No way you can't do that,"  in reference to my homework routine.  I've got some great ideas tucked away for next year, and it's all because of YOU!

Last night while working on my math center's I found a pretty cool trick in PowerPoint, I figured out how to make pictures/images change from color to grayscale.  Since I don't often print things in color, I was pumped to find this little trick.

First, right click on the image you want to change.  Then select Format Shape.

Then, once the Format Shape box opens, click on picture.  Then, clock on Recolor. Then, click on Grayscale and then OK.  Your image will now be Grayscale!
If you have a lot of images on a single page to make Grayscale, if you group them together, you can make them ALL grayscale at the same time!

Once you hit OK, they all will Grayscale! 

Some of you also asked how I do my preview pictures for my units.  My skills with this are still progressing and I'm sure there are much better ways to do this. Edit: The easiest way to get pictures of each slide is to save your presentation as a JPEG/PNG file and then just drag and drop into a new Powerpoint presentation to create a preview picture.  Then save your preview picture as a picture file to use on your blog! :)  Thanks friends!

Thanks for reading this whole tutorial, I hope some of you find it helpful!  :)  I'm off to relax and finish up my lesson plans.  I took a personal day on Friday, so I have a little bit of the Back to School Blues. ;)

For my friends who use Treasures, I just finished my small group resources for Goose's Story.  I'll be posting a preview pic and a freebie tomorrow but if you need it sooner, click on the TpT icon to check it out!

Have a great Monday! :)


  1. Hey Lisa!

    Another way to make the preview page is to save the powerpoint as a .jpg. It will save each slide as an image and put it into a folder. Then you can open the folder and drag the pictures into your preview powerpoint, then save as a jpg. There may be a more "shortcut" friendly way, but I'm new to a Mac (which I L-O-V-E!!!!)

    I love your blog--lots of great ideas!! :)

    Live Laugh and Love to Learn

    1. Lisa,
      That is a much better way! :) Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Thanks for the tip! And I agree with Lisa, it's easy to save the slides as pics.

    Sara :)

    Smiling In Second Grade

  3. Thanks for the tips!! Have a super Monday!! :)

  4. I've been wondering how to make pictures grayscale! Thank you so much for this simple tutorial! :)


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