Inserting Images

Using pictures in PowerPoint can enhance visual appeal. Learn about the PowerPoint inserting pictures features in this free lesson.

To locate clip art:

  1. Select the Insert tab.
  2. Click the Clip Art command in the Images group.
    The Clip Art commandThe Clip Art command
  3. The clip art options appear in the task pane to the right of the document.
  4. Enter keywords in the Search for: field that are related to the image you want to insert.
  5. Click the drop-down arrow in the Results should be: field.
  6. Deselect any types of media you do not want to see.
    Choosing which media types to displayChoosing which media types to display
  7. If you want to also search for clip art on Office.com, place a check mark next to Include Office.com content. Otherwise, it will just search for clip art on your computer.
    Including Office.com contentIncluding Office.com content
  8. Click Go.

To insert clip art:

  1. Review the results from a clip art search in the Clip Art pane.
  2. Select the desired image.
    Selecting a Clip Art imageSelecting a Clip Art image
  3. The clip art will appear in your slide.
    Insert clip art resultInserted clip art

    You can also select the Insert Clip Art from File command in a placeholder to insert clip art.

    Inserting ClipArt from PlaceholderInserting clip art from placeholder