Add pictures and graphics to PowerPoint slides

Pictures and graphics add meaning and visual interest to PowerPoint presentations. If you want your audience to think, add an image to tell your story. Choose your own images or search the web for images with a Creative Commons license.

The instructions in this article apply to PowerPoint 2019, PowerPoint 2016, PowerPoint 2013, PowerPoint 2019 for Mac, PowerPoint 2016 for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac 2011, PowerPoint Online, PowerPoint for Office 365, and PowerPoint for Office 365 for Mac.

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  1. Add images and graphics using the content slide
  2. Add photos and pictures of the band
  3. Resize images in PowerPoint

Add images and graphics using the content slide

PowerPoint offers several ways to add clip art and images to your presentation. Perhaps the easiest way to do this is to choose a slide layout that contains placeholder content, such as clip art and clip art.

  1. Select the slide that you want the new image slide to follow.

  2. Select House

  3. Select down arrow New slide

  4. Select the content slide type. For example, choose a layout Title and content or layout Image with caption

  5. Click on icon Pictures on the slide to add an image from your computer. The icon looks like a picture with a computer screen in front of it.

  6. In the Insert Picture dialog box, locate the picture you want to add and select Insert

  7. Click on icon Online images to add an image or other image that is not on your computer. This icon looks like an image with a globe in front of it.

  8. In the Network Pictures dialog box, enter a word or phrase that describes the desired picture and click Input

    Check the licensing requirements for each image you upload. Some Creative Commons images require you to add photo credits along with the image.

  9. Select the image you want to use and select Insert

Add photos and pictures of the band

You can also add any type of picture or picture to a slide from the Insert tab.

  1. Select the slide to which you want to add an image.

  2. Select Insert

  3. Select Pictures to add an image from your computer.

  4. In the Insert Pictures dialog box, locate the picture you want to add and select Insert

  5. Select Online photos to search the web for clip art or other images that are not on your computer.

  6. In the Network Pictures dialog box, enter a word or phrase that describes the desired picture and click Input

  7. Select the image you want to use and select Insert

Resize images in PowerPoint

The paintings come in different sizes. Some are larger than your slide and others are smaller. In either case, you may need to resize the image you want to include in your presentation.

When you select an image, white circles appear around the edges. These are called sizing handles (or selection handles). Drag one of these handles to resize the image.

The best way to resize an image is to use handles that are in the corners of the image, not on the top or side of the image. Use the corner handles to maintain the aspect ratio of your image when resizing. If you don’t maintain the aspect ratio of your image, it may look distorted or blurry in your presentation.

Or use the tools in the Size group on the Image Format tab. Select an image to activate the Picture Tools tab.

If the slide isn’t quite in the right place, place the mouse pointer over the center of the slide. The pointer changes to a four-headed arrow. This is the move arrow for graphic objects. Drag the image to the correct location.

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