PowerPoint Slides to Camtasia - Which is the best file type?

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I'm exporting slides from PowerPoint to Camtasia. I'm then importing the published .mp4 into another e-learning software before publishing for our LMS.

For the PowerPoint export, which file type would be preferable -- .png. or .jpg?

I appreciate your help!



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Glen Barrington

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I'd also like to expand the dialog a bit to include LibreOffice's Impress as well.  It would seem to be a viable alternative PowerPoint
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kayakman, Champion

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are the PP slides static?

if so, export as PNG; use the PNGs in your CS project
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Without getting in to the whole techy stuff of it all it depends on kind of what you need.

.png is a loss-less compression and retains more image information but bigger file size
.jpg is a lossy compression  which discards some information but smaller file size 

If you need to retain transparency ie; transparent background  and/or possible scale up (still with limitation) than .png is what you need

If file size is the goal and very limited scaling than .jpg is the better choice.

The visual difference as far as on the web is usually not noticeable scaling and transparency aside.



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Hi Pat,

Good question, and it looks like you've gotten some good answers as well! If you have a moment, would you mind diving a bit into your overall goal for your project here? I'd love to learn more about what you're trying to do!