PowerPoint has many uses which all speakers should know about and use them in their public speaking. In this short article, you will learn how to insert pictures in PowerPoint slides.
There is one important thing that you should know about PowerPoint is a visual-based medium, not a text-based medium. If you want to work with text, it is better to learn how to use Microsoft Word, not PowerPoint.
All professionals use PowerPoint as a visual medium, and this is the reason that we start the lecture on adding images.
In this lesson, I assume your images are ready, but in the next lesson, I’ll show you how you can find good images without copyright problems.
Let’s click on a new slide and choose blank because we need a new slide. There are a few ways you can insert images on the PowerPoint.
1- First method to insert pictures in PowerPoint
The first way is to right-click on the image and click and copy or use Ctrl + C hold the Ctrl and press c, and then you can go to PowerPoint and right-click on the slide and choose paste, or you can hold Ctrl and press V. now you can see the picture added here.
There is another way of adding images. First, I delete the image by click on it and press the button on my keyboard.
2- Second method to insert pictures in PowerPoint
The second way for adding image into your slide is this: go to insert tab and click on the picture and choose the image that you want.
If you’re connected to the internet and using Office 365 subscription, after adding an image into a slide, you’ll see a panel on the right side of your window, and I’ll give you more information about this phone in the next lessons.
Resize and Rotate
If you click on the image, you can see eight points appear around the image, and if you click and drag on each point, you can resize the image. Also if you can click on the image and drag the picture to the right, left, up or down, you can change the position of the image.
Remember that if you want to resize an image there is a saddle difference between the corner points and the other points if you resize a picture by dragging the corner points you keep the aspect ratio but if you drag the other points you can’t stretch image vertically or horizontally most of the time this can make your slight ugly therefore I press Ctrl and z and redo my last action.
So most of the time, we need to use corner points for resizing the image. Also, at the top of the image, you can see a little circle that you can rotate the picture by dragging this circle. For example, I rotate this picture 180°.
Now you know how to add, resize, and rotate an image in PowerPoint. These methods are the easiest ones to insert pictures in PowerPoint slides.