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.
    Selecting a window to capture
  3. The screenshot will appear on the currently selected slide.
    The inserted screenshot

To insert a screen clipping:

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