Using images is a great way in PowerPoint to add variety and illustrate your major points. Let's look at how to add images into PowerPoint.
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Note: In this tutorial we use the Simplicity PowerPoint Template. You can find more great PPT presentation templates on GraphicRiver or in our Ultimate Guide to the Best Microsoft PowerPoint Templates.
How to Quickly Add Your Pictures to PowerPoint
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1. Paste Images Into PowerPoint From Your Clipboard
One of the easiest ways is to simply start with the image on your clipboard after you've copied it from the web browser or another app. I'll just hit Ctrl + V on my keyboard to add it to the PowerPoint.
2. Use the Insert Pictures Menu in PowerPoint
This is simple enough, but we could also import images more carefully. You can move over to the Insert tab here on PowerPoint's ribbon and choose Pictures by clicking on it. Now go to where an image or multiple images are stored.
3. Add Multiple Pictures to PowerPoint At Once
The reason I like this option is that I can grab multiple images at the same time by Ctrl-clicking and selecting them. You can see me doing that here to select two different images, when I press Insert they both appear on the slide at the same time. If you have a lot of images you need to add it the same time, this is a really helpful trick.
After an image is inserted on a slide, you can click and drag to reposition it. And you can grab the corner of the image and drag it to resize the image on the slide.
There are many options on the PowerPoint ribbon you can access by clicking on Format here at the top of the app, to do things like cropping, recoloring, and more.
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