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    I'm already fairly certain I know this isn't possible, but need to ask to be absolute sure. Is there a way to look at the properties for a photo inserted into a PowerPoint slide? A user wants to know if she can look to see when a photo in a slideshow was taken. Properties isn't showing on the right click menu.
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    If the photo originally contained this information, you may be able to retrieve it as follows:

    1) If it's a Powerpoint 2007 presentation (.pptx):
    - Make sure that the presentation is not open in PowerPoint.
    - Create a copy of the .pptx file.
    - Change the extension .pptx of the copy to .zip (Windows will warn you, go ahead anyway).
    - Open the zip file.
    - There will be a subfolder containing the images.
    - Find the photo, then right-click it and select Properties from the popup menu.

    2) If it's a PowerPoint 97-2003 presentation (.ppt):
    - Save the presentation from within PowerPoint as a .htm file (note: not as a web archive .mht).
    - PowerPoint will create a subfolder with the images in the folder where you saved the .htm file.
    - Find the photo in this subfolder, then right-click it and select Properties from the popup menu.

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    Great idea. Never occurred to me. This did work to separate out the photos but they did not contain the date information for when they were taken. All that's there is pretty much just size and dpi.
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    That means they probably didn't contain the extra information to begin with...

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    Pretty sure if you embed in PowerPoint exif data is lost

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWilson View Post
    Pretty sure if you embed in PowerPoint exif data is lost
    PowerPoint 2002 (XP) preserves EXIF data:

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