Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Insert a Picture from a File
Open a presentation in PowerPoint.
Click the slide where you want the picture to appear.
If you want the picture to appear on multiple slides or
title slides, add it to the slide master or title master,
In the Ribbon, click the Insert tab. In the Illustration
group, click Picture.
In the Insert Picture dialog box, navigate to your desired
file. To add multiple pictures, press Ctrl as you click the
To embed the file into your PowerPoint presentation,
choose Insert, as shown in Figure 9-2. To link the file to
your PowerPoint presentation, click the down arrow
next to Insert and choose Link To File. To do both, click
the down arrow and choose Insert And Link.The picture
is inserted into your slide, as shown in Figure 9-3.
Figure 9-2: Choose whether to embed or link your picture
Embedded pictures become part of the presentation file. They don’t
change within the presentation file even if the picture is changed in
its source program. Linked pictures do not become part of the
presentation. The presentation only stores the location for the link and
displays a proxy (a representation) of the picture. The picture will
change within the presentation if it’s modified in its source program.
The From Scanner Or Camera option for adding pictures to a
presentation is no longer available in PowerPoint 2007. You must first
save your scanned images for download your digital photos to your
computer. Then use the preceding steps to insert a picture from a file.
To replace a picture, select it and in the Ribbon, click the Format
within the Picture Tools tab. In the Adjust group, click Change
Picture. Navigate to your desired new picture and double-click the
image. You can also right-click the picture and choose Change
Figure 9-3: A picture inserted into a slide
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