When you’re working on building a presentation in PowerPoint you’re going to want some really great looking images that are right at your fingertips right? Instead of bouncing back and forth between multiple browser tabs and your slides, wouldn’t it be nice if everything you need was right there in PowerPoint?
Well, you’re in luck! Here are three super useful add-ins that will let you find and add images to your slides without ever leaving the comfort of PowerPoint.
Three PowerPoint Add-ins for Finding Great Images
PickIt is a free option to get the “right images in the right place at the right time” and it also works with other Office apps like Word and Sway. You can grab PickIt from the Microsoft Store.
I really like how they curate images. For example, check out the “Space for Text” collection. These images give you suitable space to overlay your own custom text.
Pexels is a great place to find free for any personal and commercial project. And having them available right inside PowerPoint is even better! You can also grab this plug-in on the Microsoft store.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for with either of the first two options and you’re a Shutterstock user like me, you’ll definitely want to grab the Shutterstock PowerPoint plug-in. (available for Mac & PC) While the plug-in is free, you’ll need to purchase the images. You can use the “Try Image” option to add free watermarked images if you’re working on a mockup or aren’t sure if you’ve got the perfect image yet.
Bonus: Office Insiders Get an Icon Library
As if that isn’t enough, Microsoft recently added a really nice library of 500 editable icons. (And as part of that same update, you can now use .SVG images in PowerPoint too!) If you’d like to get access to early release features like this in Office, just join the Office Insiders program.
Are you already using any of these or other PowerPoint plug-ins? What are your favorite image and icon resources?
Looking for even more add-ins and resources for your slides? Be sure to bookmark my big and ever growing collection of PowerPoint resources curated on Zeef.
11 thoughts on “Pimp My PowerPoint”
Great post. I use Pexels all the time, but didn’t realize there was a plugin. I’ll be adding that right now!
On a separate note, I was actually working on an article titled “pimp my spreadsheet” ha.
Hey, Rick! Thanks for your note. Glad to share something useful with you. And it seems that great minds think alike, huh?! 😎
I use Pickit’s add-in all the time! I love it.
Nice article. Just missing the free iSlide add-in here!
Everybody can create great presentations with this PowerPoint add-in.
Look what it can do for you! For Windows and MacOS!! See this example:
In 9 major languages with, witch scrollbars and other nice features.
Just needs registration of an email address to get started!
Just try it out sometimes!
Thanks, Ben! I’m looking forward taking iSlide for a test drive.
Hi, Ben! Thanks for this. I’ll add this to my ‘to do’ list to get this updated and add iSlide.
Thanks a lot! Appreciate it! Contact me through the iSlide-PowerPoint.com website.
My assistant Silvia can help you with additional material and/or questions you have as well.
Keep up the good work!