Slideshow is Too Large To Email

Dear Computer Lady,

Hi I have a problem that I am trying to figure out, I created a power point presentation with music and pictures. The size of the file is 53 meg and I can’t figure out how to reduce the size, of course I cannot E-Mail that size of a file.

I receive pps files and they are only 4 meg and that is with the music and pictures.

Any help on how to reduce the size would be appreciated.

Thank You, John


Dear John,

I have not seen your power point presentation, so I can’t be sure, but I am guessing that the problem is with your original pictures and music.

Go back to your picture files and your music that you included in your power point presentation.

If you are using the “Details” view in Windows Explorer, you will be able to see the size of each file. If you are not using the “Details” view, you will still be able to right-click on each file, select “Properties” and view the size of each file.

I’m guessing that you will find that one or more of these items is quite a few megabytes (Mb). These are the files that you will need to reduce in size before including them in your presentation.

I don’t know what programs you have available on your computer to reduce the file size of pictures, but I do have a nice tutorial on my website at:

Once you have reduced the size of your pictures (make sure to save them with a different file name so you don’t lose your full size pictures) go back to your slideshow and replace the images with the new, smaller ones.

This should make your slideshow small enough to share through email.


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    • Barbara
    • June 29, 2012

    There is a FREE Program you can use to send large files called SendThisFile. They have Paid versions and also this FREE version. The FREE version is Not a TRIAL Version. Their website is:

    I formerly used YouSendIt. It is still on the web, but the Free Version is now a Trial Version only. That is why I switched to SendThisFile from YouSendIt.
    Hope this helps.

    • Becky Schneider
    • June 30, 2012

    Could he zip (compress) the file? I am able to send huge files via email by doing this. find the name of the file, right click, go to “send to” and then choose compressed file…it will show up as a zipped file in the same folder as the original and then can be attached to an email.

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