How to Drag Pictures to PowerPoint From the Internet

By Ryan Menezes

You can drag an image in your browser to save it.
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PowerPoint can embed many types of images from your computer into your slides. Although PowerPoint does not import images directly from the Web, you can transfer them to your presentation by first dragging the Web images to your computer. For example, your company website may contain a gallery of product images relevant to an upcoming presentation. If you do not have copies of these images saved locally, drag them from your website and insert them into your PowerPoint slides.

Minimize all windows.

Launch your Web browser and navigate to the Web page that contains the image you want to insert into PowerPoint.

Resize the browser window to reveal the desktop. If the window is maximized, resize it by clicking the "Restore" button in the upper right corner. If the window is not maximized, resize it by clicking and dragging a window corner or edge.

Click the picture and drag it to your desktop to copy it there.

Open your PowerPoint presentation and scroll to the slide into which you want to insert the picture.

Resize the PowerPoint window to reveal the desktop. As with the browser window, click "Restore" if it is maximized, or click and drag an edge or corner if it is not.

Click the image on the desktop and drag it onto the slide to insert it.


Rather than dragging the image to the slide, consider adding it using the ribbon's "Insert" tab, which reduces the file size.