Insert an image or a video into a slide


Using images is a great way to make your presentations more colorful. Here are a few ways to insert an image into your presentation:

  • Drag-and-drop an image from your computer directly into a slide.

  • Upload an image that’s saved to your computer.
  • While working in a desktop application, copy an image and paste it right into your presentation.
  • Use your webcam to take a snapshot.
  • Enter the URL of a publicly available image from the Internet.
  • Find an image through Google Image Search.
  • Choose an image that’s in one of your Picasa Web Albums.
  • Search the stock photography archive and select an image.
Before using an image from the Internet, make sure that you have the rights to use that image. Inserted images must be in .PNG, .JPEG or .GIF (no animated GIFs) file formats. They can have a maximum of 2500 pixels in dimension and a maximum of 5 MB in size.

Here’s how to insert an image in your presentation using the Insert image tool:

  1. Click the Insert image icon in your presentation toolbar, to the right of the T text icon. Alternatively, you can go to the Insert menu, and select Image.
  2. Choose one of the four options to insert an image, and choose a file, enter a URL, or do a search.
  3. Once you’ve selected an image, click Upload or Select.
  4. The image will be inserted into the selected slide.

To move the image to another place on the slide, just drag-and-drop it. To resize the image, use the white resize handles surrounding the image.


You can add a video from YouTube into your presentation. Here’s how:

The video will appear in your presentation. Once you’ve started playing a video, you can maximize it to the full size of a slide by clicking the full screen icon at the bottom right of the video.

  1. Go to the Insert menu and select Video.
  2. Then, search for a video you'd like to insert or enter a URL from YouTube.
  3. After you've selected a video, check the box next to the video's thumbnail and click Insert Video.