Microsoft PowerPoint makes it easy to enhance your presentations by adding stock images directly from within the application. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to add stock images to PowerPoint:

  1. Open PowerPoint:
    • Launch Microsoft PowerPoint and open the presentation where you want to add stock images.
  2. Go to the Slide You Want to Edit:
    • Navigate to the slide where you want to insert a stock image.
  3. Insert a Picture:
    • Click on the “Insert” tab in the Ribbon at the top.
  4. Click on “Pictures”:
    • In the “Images” group, click on “Pictures.”
  5. Choose “Stock Images”:
    • Instead of selecting an image from your computer, click on “Stock Images.” This option connects PowerPoint to an online database of stock images.
  6. Search for an Image:
    • In the “Insert Pictures” window, you can enter keywords into the search bar to find relevant stock images. Press “Enter” to see the search results.
  7. Select an Image:
    • Browse through the available images and click on the one you want to use. A preview of the image will be shown.
  8. Insert the Image:
    • Once you’ve chosen the image, click on the “Insert” button to add it to your slide.
  9. Resize and Reposition:
    • Resize or reposition the image as needed by dragging its corners or edges.
  10. Format and Edit (Optional):
    • Use the “Format” tab in the Ribbon to apply various formatting options, such as adjusting brightness, contrast, or adding artistic effects.
  11. Arrange and Layer (Optional):
    • If you have other elements on the slide, you can use the “Arrange” options in the Ribbon to layer and organize objects.
  12. Save Your Presentation:
    • Don’t forget to save your presentation after adding the stock image.

Keep in mind that stock images may have usage restrictions, and it’s important to respect copyright and licensing terms. When using stock images, ensure that you have the right to use them for your intended purpose, especially if your presentation will be shared or distributed.

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