Insert a picture in PowerPoint

Applies to: PowerPoint for Office 365, PowerPoint for Office 365 for Mac, PowerPoint for the web, PowerPoint 2019, PowerPoint 2019 for Mac, PowerPoint 2016, PowerPoint 2013, PowerPoint 2016 for Mac, PowerPoint for iPad, PowerPoint for iPhone, PowerPoint for Android tablets, PowerPoint for Android phones.

Depending on which version of PowerPoint you’re using, you can add pictures, photos, clip art, or other images to your slide show from your computer or from the Internet.WindowsmacOSWebAndroidiOS

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You can insert single or numerous images onto a slide, the slide master, or to the background.

Insert a picture from your computer on your slide

  1. Choose where you want to insert the picture on the slide.
  1. On the Insert tab, in the Images group, press Pictures.
  1. In the dialogue box that emerges, browse to the picture that you want to add, pick that picture, and then press Insert.

Tip: If you want to insert multiple pictures at the same time, press and hold the Ctrl key while you select all the pictures you want to insert.

Insert a picture from the web on your slide

  1. Select your preferred location to add the picture on the slide.
  1. On the Insert tab, in the Images group, choose Online Pictures.
  1. (PowerPoint 2013) In the Bing Image Search box, type what you are searching for, and press Enter.

Or

(Newer versions) Ensure Bing is showing on the left in the drop-down list of sources to search. In the box, type what you are searching for, and press Enter.

Use the Size, Type, Colour, Layout, and licencing filters to adjust the results according to your preferences.

  1. Click the picture you want to add, and press Insert.

Tip: After you insert a picture, you can change its size and position. To do so, right-click the picture, and click Format Picture. You can then use the Format Picture tools that are on the right of your slide.

Insert clip art

Unlike some earlier versions of PowerPoint, PowerPoint 2013 and newer versions don’t contain clip art gallery. Instead, use Insert > Online Pictures to explore and add clip art using the Bing search tool.

On the Insert tab, click Online Pictures.

For example, after you choose Online Pictures, you might search for horse clip art and notice a range of images under a Creative Commons licence.

Searching for “horse clip art” gives you a variety of images under a Creative Commons license.

Important: You are responsible for respecting copyright law, and the licence filter in Bing can help you choose which images to use. Learn more at Add clip art to your file.

Insert a picture into the slide master

If you want a picture to display on each slide of a specific kind in your PowerPoint template, insert it to the slide master. To learn more, see What is a slide master?

Insert a picture into the background

If you want a picture to show up as background without influencing every slide in a Master, edit the background settings for the slide. Learn more at Add a picture as a slide background.

See Also

Add clip art to your file

Create and share a photo album

Add a picture as slide background

Create and save a PowerPoint template

What is a slide master?

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