In the following scenario, we have an image in a PowerPoint slide and we want to match the colour of our design to a specific colour in that image. In the example, we want to match the background of the slide to the exact orange in the image of the fox.
1. Select the slide background
- Right-click anywhere on the slide background
- Activate the Fill Color tool by clicking on the dropdown selector
- Select the Eyedropper tool
2. Sample the color
- Hover your mouse cursor over the section of the image containing the colour you wish to sample
- Left-click to sample that color
3. Inspect the color
- Activate the Fill Color tool again
- Your color sample will appear under the Recent Colors section
- Select More colors
- The RGB color values will be visible should you need them elsewhere
Now that you have the particular colour you are after you can use it elsewhere in your presentation, or even recreate it in other applications using the RGB values. I often use PowerPoint to create quick graphic images as it is far simpler to use than a full graphics editing application such as GIMP. You can export a PowerPoint slide as an image file (PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP).