Now that inserting
a pictures from Office.com Clip Art is no longer an option, you can opt for the Bing option, which does provide
pictures. The Bing option shows picture search results directly within PowerPoint.
Want to explore how you can search images using Bing's amazing image search functions? Refer to our
Bing Image Search
Follow these steps to learn how to use the Bing option to insert a picture within
- Access the Insert tab of the
Ribbon, and click the
Online Pictures button (highlighted in red within Figure 1).
Figure 1: Online Pictures button within the Insert tab
- This will bring up the Insert Pictures dialog box, as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2: Insert Pictures dialog box
- Type in the keyword(s) within the box placed next to the Bing Image Search option and press
Enter key. In Figure 2, above you can see that we choose "apple" as our keyword, shown
highlighted in red within Figure 2, above.
- Based on the keyword(s) entered, you'll get the results in the next window, as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3: Insert Pictures dialog box with search results from Bing
Options within the search result window are explained below, as marked in Figure 3 above.
Hover your cursor over the picture to see a magnifying glass icon, as shown highlighted in
red within Figure 5.
- Back to sites: Click this option to get back to the Insert Pictures dialog box (refer
to Figure 2, shown earlier in this page).
- Pictures result: Here you can see the number of search results for the keyword you have entered.
- Search bar: This search bar allows you to change or enter more search keywords.
- Search result: Here you can see all the pictures that Bing provides for the
keyword(s) you have used.
- Message: As soon as you see the picture results, you may see a message area. The message says that the
pictures shown in the result are licensed under
You can choose the Show all web result button (highlighted in blue within
Figure 3, shown earlier in this page) to see all pictures, including non Creative Commons content.
If you click the Show all web result button, you can see more results in the resultant window, as shown in
Figure 4. Within this window, you will see a warning message stating that the pictures may be subject to
copyright. It is advisable to use Creative Commons pictures.
Figure 4: Window showing all the pictures
- Picture source: Here you can see the source, resolution, and name of the picture you select.
- Selected items: Here you can see the number of pictures you have selected.
Figure 5: Magnifying glass icon appears on the picture
Click the icon to see a larger preview, as shown in Figure 6.
Figure 6: Larger preview of the picture
- Select one or more pictures. Then click the Insert button highlighted in
red within Figure 6, above.
- The selected picture(s) will be downloaded and inserted within your slide, as shown in Figure 7.
Figure 7: Pictures inserted on the slide
- Make sure to save your presentation.
Want to search only for photographs? Or perhaps you want to search only for
illustration type drawings? It's easy with this undocumented tip! Just add the keywords photo
after your search term(s) to limit your searches to photographs or illustrations
shows results of a search for the keywords, Apple photo
shows results of a search for the keywords, Apple drawing
Search result of keywords Apple photo
Search result of keywords Apple drawing
PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts and Sequences:
PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2007 and 2003 for Windows
PowerPoint 2016 and 2011 for Mac
Have your ever used keyboard shortcuts and sequences in PowerPoint? Or are you a complete keyboard aficionado?
Do you want to learn about some new shortcuts? Or do you want to know if your favorite keyboard shortcuts are documented?
Go and get a copy of our PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts and Sequences ebook.