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 Creative Common pictures. The Bing option shows picture search results directly within PowerPoint.
Follow these steps to learn how to use the Bing option to insert a picture within PowerPoint 2013 for Winodws:
- 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.
- Click this option to get back to the Insert Pictures dialog box (refer to Figure 2, shown earlier in this page).
- Here you can see the number of search results for the keyword you have entered.
- This search bar allows you to change or enter more search keywords.
- Here you can see all the pictures that Bing provides for the keyword(s) you have used.
- 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 Creative Commons. 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
- Here you can see the source, resolution, and name of the picture you select.
- Here you can see the number of pictures you have selected.
- Hover your cursor over the picture to see a magnifying glass icon, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 5.
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.
A. Back to sites
B. Pictures result
C. Search bar
D. Search result
F. Picture source
G. Selected items
Tip: 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 or drawing after your search term(s) to limit your searches to photographs or illustrations respectively.
Figure 8 shows results of a search for the keywords, Apple photo, whereas Figure 9 shows results of a search for the keywords, Apple drawing.
Figure 8: Search result of keywords Apple photo
Figure 9: Search result of keywords Apple drawing
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