Insert Picture Menu – What Are the Three Options Available in Insert Picture Menu?


Users can insert pictures saved on their computers using the picture option. They can also search millions of online images on Bing using the Online Pictures option.

When clicking on the picture icon, PowerPoint opens a new ribbon called Picture Tools. This will give you options for editing the picture in the slide.

Stock Images

The Insert Picture menu offers a variety of ways to add pictures to your PowerPoint presentation. In addition to letting you insert images saved on your computer or in OneDrive, the menu also gives you access to online image galleries and stock images from Microsoft’s Bing search engine. You can use this feature to quickly add high-quality, professionally-made photos that are free for use in Microsoft Office. This tutorial will show you how to get the most out of this handy feature.

Adding images to your PowerPoint slides is an excellent way to engage your audience and make your content more interesting. Sometimes, a concept or an idea cannot be explained through words alone, and you need a visual aid to help you define it. PowerPoint has a variety of high-quality, ready-to-use images that you can use in your presentations to bring your ideas to life. You can find them easily in the stock image gallery, which you can access from the insert picture menu by selecting either the clip art, icons, or cutout people option.

Microsoft has recently renovated/regrouped the clip art feature in PowerPoint into a new collection called Stock Images, which is now located under the Pictures tab on the standard ribbon. The new collection is a curated selection of photos and graphics and includes the collections we’ve used for years (Icons, Stickers, and Videos), plus new categories such as Cutout People and Illustrations.

You can use the arrows at the top of the Stock Images dialog to explore the different groups, or you can enter a search term in the search bar to find an image. The results are displayed as a grid, and each graphic is shown with its name at the bottom of the dialog.

The most significant change is the inclusion of the Illustrations group, which contains a range of two-toned illustrations that you can use to add some extra interest to your slides. The Illustrations are a welcome improvement over the simple bitmap graphics that were previously available, and they work well in conjunction with the content-sensitive shapes in the SmartArt tab of the Graphics Format ribbon.

One thing to note about the Stock Image gallery is that the images aren’t tagged with their source, so you’ll have to do some reverse-image searching to find out where they come from. This could be a problem if you want to avoid using images from sources that require payment, such as Getty and iStock.

Online Pictures

Online Pictures is one of the three options available in the Insert picture menu (shown above). This option provides users with access to an expansive library of 2-D graphic images from various sources. When a user selects this option, the Insert Online Pictures dialog box displays a list of services that users can connect to via their Microsoft Accounts (refer to Figure 3 above). Users can then download and insert 2-D graphic images from any of these sources into an active worksheet within PowerPoint.

The first category of pictures that is available to users when using this option is the online Bing pictures. The Bing pictures are categorized according to their image size, layout, and color. If a user selects the Bing picture that they would like to insert into their worksheet, they will be provided with a small thumbnail of the picture as well as a link to the website from which the picture originated.

In addition to the Bing images, users can also download pictures from their local computers or OneDrive accounts. In this category, users can also download pictures that have been tagged in a public folder by other people on their Facebook accounts. Users can use the filters and search options in the dialog box to filter their results according to different parameters, such as image size or layout.

Lastly, users can also choose to download 3-D graphic images when selecting the Online Pictures option. However, users must be aware that not all versions of PowerPoint support these types of 3-D graphics. Once a picture is downloaded and inserted into an active worksheet, it will display in the same way as any other inserted picture. In other words, users will be able to move, copy, filter, and hide the inserted picture just as they would any other picture.

Once a picture is inserted into a worksheet, the Format Picture dialog box will open. The Format Picture dialog box allows users to adjust the properties of the inserted image, such as its size, orientation, and caption. Additionally, the Format Picture dialog box will enable users to add borders and frames to their inserted pictures as well as apply effects to them.

If a user wants to resize their inserted picture so that it fits into a particular cell or if they’re going to crop the picture, they can right-click on the inserted picture and select the Resize Picture from File option. This will allow them to resize the picture by dragging its corners or edges. In addition, the Format Picture dialog box will also let users change the position of the inserted picture on the slide by clicking on the Move and Size with cells option. This feature is handy for users who want to place their inserted pictures inside of Content or Picture placeholders on the page.


You can insert pictures stored on your OneDrive in PowerPoint. When you choose this option, a file explorer window opens where you can select the picture file to be inserted.

Another way to add an image is by using the Bing search feature in the Insert ribbon. This is an excellent option when you need a specific image and don’t have it saved on your computer.

The online picture insertion feature in Word is an excellent tool that can be used to create a professional-looking document with high-quality visuals. It can save you time and give your presentation a boost. Take Peter, for example, who used this feature when preparing a presentation for a client meeting. The high-quality images were a big hit with the audience and helped Peter make a great impression.

You can also use this feature to enhance the look of your AutoShapes and other illustrations in Word documents. You can even fill these shapes with pictures and apply artistic effects to them. You can format shapes by clicking the Format Shape button in the Insert ribbon and choosing various options like adjusting transparency, using creative effects, and cropping.