Inserting Images

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

Resizing and moving images

To resize an image:

  1. Click the image.
  2. Position your mouse over any one of the corner sizing handles. The cursor will become a pair of directional arrows resize cursor.
  3. Click, hold, and drag your mouse until the image is the desired size.
    Resizing imageResizing an image
  4. Release the mouse. The image will be resized.

The side sizing handles change the image's size but do not keep the same proportions. If you want to keep the image's proportions, always use the corner handles.

To move an image:

  1. Click the image. The cursor will turn into a cross with arrows Cross cursor.
  2. While holding down the mouse button, drag the image to the desired location.
    Moving an imageMoving an image
  3. Release the mouse button. The box will be moved.

To rotate the image, click and drag on the green circle located at the top of the image.