How To Extract Images From PowerPoint

I had a PowerPoint file that contained over 200 images and I needed the images for another project. I could have right-clicked each picture and downloaded them one at a time, but I thought there should be a better way. 

Then I remembered that the XML format (the PPTX file) is a compressed file. I right-clicked on the file and changed the extension to ZIP. I skipped over the warning about changing the extension and then double-clicked the file to open it. 

It contained a file and folders. I extracted them and opened the PPT folder. 

Inside PPT was a folder named media

All the images used in the PowerPoint presentation were right there as JPEG files. 

I knew there was an easier way than saving them one at a time. Another tool for the toolbox. 


About the Author

Dick Evans

Dick Evans has been in the tech industry for more than fifty years. Beginning his career in the '60s on IBM mainframes, he has been a Programmer, a Data Processing Manager (now called Information Systems Manager), a Consultant, an Assistant Professor, and a Writer. He has been published in a number of computer publications and has spoken at conferences here in the US and abroad. He is currently retired from the faculty at Rhode Island College and consulting/writing part-time, holding teaching seminars, and maintaining a number of Web sites. He maintains a blog with technical “stuff” and has a Web site at

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