- Open full text version of article from web site.
- Click on 'View high resolution image and legend' next to figure. This is a jpeg file.
- For PC users right mouse click on the image and choose 'save image as'. Save the image and go to common steps below.
- For Mac users click on the image but hold the mouse button down and a menu will appear, choose 'save image as'. Save the image and go to common steps below.
(Same for Science, Genes and Development, and PNAS)
- Either double click on the image to get a higher resolution image, or at the bottom of the figure they give an option to 'View larger version: [In this window] [In new window]'.
- This larger image is not a jpeg image, it is a gif and is not as high resolution as a jpeg. You must enlarge the image again in the same way. This is a jpeg file and can be saved as above for nature.
- Once the image is saved as a jpeg all steps are the same for all journals.
- Open the jpeg file with Photoshop, and at this point it can be manipulated, such as splitting the figure into smaller parts.
- When done manipulating save each part or the whole image in photoshop. If you are not manipulating the image, still open it up in Photoshop and save it before importing it into Powerpoint. The image can be saved as a tif or leave in jpeg format.
- In Powerpoint on the top tool bar choose 'Insert - Picture - From File' and choose your photoshop saved image. Powerpoint will insert the image.
The most important rule is to NEVER COPY AND PASTE THE IMAGE.
Just because it looks good on the computer screen doesn't mean that it will project well.