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 "globe" 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.
A. Search bar: This search bar allows you to change or enter more search keywords.
B. Search result: Here you can see all the pictures that Bing provides for the
keyword(s) you have used. To fine tune your search results, you can use various search filters, show highlighted in
red within Figure 3, above. Explore more in our
Bing Image Search tutorial.
C. 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 result button or the Clear filters button (both of them are highlighted in
blue within Figure 3, above) to see all pictures, including non Creative Commons content.
If you click any of these buttons, you can see more results in the resultant window, as shown in Figure 4. It is
advisable to use Creative Commons pictures.
Figure 4: Window showing all the pictures
D. Warning message: Within this area, you will see a warning message stating that the pictures may be subject to
copyright and its your responsibility to ensure you have proper rights before using an image.
E. Selected items: Here you can see the number of pictures you have selected.
Picture source: To find out the source of the any picture, hover the cursor on any image. This brings up a hyperlink as
shown highlighted in red within Figure 5. Clicking this hyperlink opens the page in the
browser, from where the picture has been taken.
Figure 5: Hyperlink to the source of the picture
Select one or more pictures as shown highlighted in
red within Figure 6.
Figure 6: Larger preview of the picture
Then click the Insert button highlighted in
blue 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, globe photos
shows results of a search for the keywords, globe drawing
Search result of keywords globe photos
Search result of keywords globe drawing
Insert Picture from Bing in PowerPoint 2013
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