How to Apply a Theme to a Photo Album in Microsoft PowerPoint

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In Brief...

Just as you can add a theme to your overall presentation, you can also add a theme to a PowerPoint album. To add a theme to your photo album follow the four steps below.

This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft PowerPoint: 2010, 2013, and 2016.


  1. On the Insert tab, in the Images group (if using PowerPoint 2007, the Illustrations group), click Photo Album and select Edit Photo Album.

  2. In the Edit Photo Album dialog box, in the Album Layout section, click the Browse button to the right of the Theme field.

  3. In the Choose Theme dialog box, navigate to and select a theme file, and then click Select.
    Choose Theme Dialog Box

  4. Click Update.

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