PowerPoint 2016: Inserting Pictures

PowerPoint 2016: Inserting Pictures


I’m almost finished with this
presentation. I’ve typed in everything I need to share about the company’s new
wellness program but I’d like to have some pictures to make my slides look a
little more interesting. It’s easy to insert a picture using the
placeholders on your slides. All you have to do is click the icon. But they’re actually a few ways to add an image even appear slide doesn’t have a placeholder like this It all starts with the Insert tab. I already know what picture I want to
use for this side and I have it saved to my computer. That means I can use the pictures command to locate the image And insert it. The picture will appear on the slide. To move this picture while it’s still selected, I’m just going to click and drag where we have plenty of room over here. Now let’s take a look at the next slide. I don’t really have an image in mind for
this part of the presentation but PowerPoint does have some built-in
options we can use. Just go back to the Insert tab and click the online pictures command. From here you can use Bing to search the web for images. You can also access pictures from your OneDrive account if you you have any stored there. I’m going to try a web search. Just type your search them into the box
then press Enter on your keyboard. By default, Bing only shows images that
are licensed under Creative Commons, which means it’s generally OK to use
them in your projects. Just to be sure though, you should check the image’s website to make sure there aren’t any restrictions. just follow the link you see here. This one looks good. To insert it I’m
going to click the thumbnail, and then the Insert button, and the image will appear on the side This picture is a little big, but that’s
an easy fix. To change the size of an, image all you have to do is click and drag the sizing handles here. I’d recommend using the ones in the corners to make sure your image stays in proportion I’m also going to move it just a bit. And to make it look a little neater I’m
going to use the rotation handle at the top to rotate it There we go, that looks great! On my next slide, the picture I want to add is a bit more unique: I’m going to use a screenshot. A screenshot is an image of whatever is
currently displayed on your screen. For example, I found this website that can be used to track your health goals and I’d like to include a picture of that in the presentation. Let’s go back to PowerPoint and then Insert>Screenshot to take a
look at our options. I have two different windows open right now including an Excel spreadsheet and the website I want to capture. Just click the window you want to take a
screenshot of and now we have a picture of the window on this slide. This isn’t exactly what I wanted though… this screenshot includes other parts of my browser, like the navigation buttons and the status bar. I’d like to see if we can take a picture
of just the health tracker in the middle. First, I’m going to delete this image by
selecting it and pressing Backspace or Delete on my keyboard. Now go to Insert>Screenshot and this
time we’ll select Screen Clipping. This will let us capture a part of the page
instead of the entire window. And we’ll use the same technique that we use to draw text boxes. Just click and drag to draw a box around the part of the image you want to capture the screen clipping will appear on the
slide . Resize and re-position the picture if you need to and there we go! Whether you’re working with pictures that
are already on your computer, photos from the web, or even a simple screenshot the right pictures can really help to make your presentations a lot more interesting!

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  1. Thank you so much, I was struggling to find how to improve the quality of my pics in my ppt on a mac, this was a life saver.

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