Mastering Image Editing: Learn How to Blur an Image in PowerPoint

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How to Blur an Image in PowerPoint

Hi, I’m Tracy from Today, I’m here to help you out with a common PowerPoint query – how to blur an image. So, let’s get down to the simple and understandable step-by-step process!

Why Blur an Image in PowerPoint?

When delivering a presentation, an image can be a powerful tool to convey your message. However, sometimes, you may want to blur out specific parts of the image for reasons like maintaining confidentiality or highlighting something specific. Thankfully, PowerPoint has some great features that make this easy!

Steps to Blur an Image in PowerPoint

Follow these steps to blur an image on PowerPoint:

Step 1: Insert an Image

First, you’ll need to add the image to your PowerPoint slide. Click on the ‘Insert’ tab, select ‘Pictures’, then choose your desired image from your files.

Step 2: Duplicate the Image

Select your image and then duplicate it by pressing ‘Ctrl + D’. You now have two identical images stacked one over the other.

Step 3: Apply Blur Effect

Next, select the top image. Go to the ‘Format’ tab and click on ‘Artistic Effects’. Navigate until you find the blur effect and click on it. Adjust the radius of the blur to your liking.

Step 4: Position the Blurred Image

Finally, select the blurred image and drag it to the part you want to blur in the original image.

There you have it, a few simple steps on how to blur an image in PowerPoint.


Blurring an image in PowerPoint can be done rather quickly and without much technical knowledge. Remember, the mission here at is to make tech less intimidating and more approachable for all. I hope this guide has been helpful in achieving that goal.

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