Inserting Pictures

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

Inserting screenshots

Screenshots are basically snapshots of your computer screen. You can take a screenshot of almost any program, website, or open window. PowerPoint makes it easy to insert a screenshot of an entire window or a screen clipping of part of a window in your presentation.

To insert screenshots of a window:

  1. Select the Insert tab, then click the Screenshot command in the Images group.
  2. The Available Windows from your desktop will appear. Select the window you want to capture as a screenshot.
    Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013Selecting a window to capture
  3. The screenshot will appear on the currently selected slide.


    Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013The inserted screenshot

To insert a screen clipping:

  1. Select the Insert tab, click the Screenshot command, then select Screen Clipping.
    Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013Clicking Screen Clipping
  2. A faded view of your desktop will appear. Click and drag to draw the area you want to capture as a screen clipping.
    Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013Taking a screen clipping
  3. The screen clipping will appear on the currently selected slide.


    Screenshot of PowerPoint 2013The inserted screen clipping