I'd like to know the correct word for converting PowerPoint presentation slides into a PowerPoint slideshow which consists of images of the original slides (so that the contents does not shift when presenting on a different computer). Please help me to find the word describing such a transformation.
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In the context of your question about a process of converting a slide deck to images made of pixels and creating a new slide deck from the converted images, it is correct to say that you are rasterizing or ripping the deck.
Rasterize and rip both mean “convert line art to a rasterized (pixelized) image”. That is, the image is recreated using pixels to approximate the original line art. A rasterized image is suitable for sending to a display device (such as a printer or monitor) or saving in a raster-format file (such as TIFF, PNG, or JPEG).
Rasterize means “[take] an image described in a vector graphics format (shapes) and [convert] it into a raster image ([rows of] pixels or dots) for output on a video display or printer, or for storage in a bitmap file format”. (Wikipedia)
The verb rip is related to rasterize but less well known. It is mainly used in the art and publishing world when the line art is in PostScript format. Rip derives from an acronym, RIP, short for “Raster Image Processor”, meaning a special-purpose system used for printing PostScript: a RIP converts PostScript to a raster image. The verb rip originally meant “to process PostScript to a raster image using a RIP”, but has come to be used more loosely for rasterization of other line art formats.
Rasterize’s parent word, raster, from the Latin rastrum, “rake”, (OEtmD), was originally a German electronics term meaning a series of rows “raked” out by a cathode ray tube’s electron beam. It is related to rastrum, a five-pointed pen resembling a rake and used to draw musical staff lines.
I would just say "converting the slides to images*. I don't think there's anything more specific to the process than "converting".
Without the desired end result you cannot get a good answer.
A software package is implicit in "slide show" (and so is "I don't do PDF because I lose the transitions"). As it stands,