Bob Jonkman bjonkman at
Wed Sep 25 00:53:17 UTC 2013

If you can open the file in an editor (whether that's Powerpoint or
LibreOffice) you should be able to click on the image to select it, then
export it (or use "Save As").  of course, I don't have a .ppt file to
practice on...


On 13-09-24 05:37 PM, Verdi R-D wrote:
> I had almost exactly the same idea except I would have saved the ppt into
> pptx :P. I didn't know odp was also a zip archive.
> On Sep 24, 2013 3:44 PM, "Douglas Cerna" <replaceafill at> wrote:
>> This is my (dumb/complicated) process to extract images from a .pps file:
>> 1. Copy and rename the file to .ppt
>> 2. Open the .ppt in LibreOffice
>> 3. Save as .odp
>> 4. Open the .odp file with file-roller (Archive Manager)
>> 5. Extract the Pictures directory with the images.
>> Hope this helps.
>> On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 5:58 AM, Daniel Villarreal <youcanlinux at>wrote:
>>> Thank you ... Launchpad ... same answer ... I have to download the
>>> attachment to get them all and when I do that the pictures take up all
>>> the screen and I loose the launcher and can't do  anything to capture
>>> the pic, nothing on the screen but the picture.Nothing happens when I
>>> try with the mouse. Any ideas on this ?
>>> Aside from using something like
>>> and to keep things simple, I'm thinking you might consider opening the
>>> file in LibreOffice and do the
>>> old-fashioned Shift-PrintScreen and paste into GIMP. Then it becomes a
>>> matter of saving and optimizing the photos and importing into
>>> Shotwell.
>>> how to transfer photos from an PPS attachment slideshow to Shotwell
>>> photo manager?
>>> Raymond, You're most welcome.
>>> You might open synaptic and search for and install Scrot (screen
>>> capture  utility). Once it's installed, 'man scrot' for instructions.
>>> You can set a delay in seconds.
>>> or
>>> Open GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program), File, Create, Screenshot,
>>> Select "Take screenshot of the entire screen," Set your delay in
>>> seconds that you need. Open your picture.
>>> regards,
>>> Daniel

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