The Best Images Make the Best Presentations

by Sandria Tran

posted on 06-13-2017

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and we agree. Eye-catching visuals go a long way toward capturing your audience’s attention. Now, finding the perfect image to illustrate your presentations is easier than ever with the new Microsoft PowerPoint add-in from Adobe Stock. You can search for images by keyword, explore curated collections, or even perform a visual search by uploading an image of your own and having Adobe Stock find something similar.

Here are some of the key ways to get the most out of Adobe Stock in PowerPoint:

Visual Search is powered by Adobe Sensei, which means that sophisticated machine-learning technology helps Adobe Stock retrieve the most relevant results. An alternative to traditional keyword search, Visual Search allows you to drag and drop an image onto the search bar and see high-quality, royalty-free results that match the color, tone, and composition of your uploaded sample.

Preview in PowerPoint

You can use preview images in your layouts to test different looks, and then easily go back to your Preview History and license the images when you’re ready. At any point in time, you can also type the file number listed on your previewed images into the search bar to retrieve the image details again.

License History

By logging in to your Adobe Stock account, you can consolidate the history of everything you (or your team) has licensed from the Adobe Stock website or through your Creative Cloud apps. You can retrieve your account license history without leaving PowerPoint to re-use images that you’ve already licensed. This is a great way to ensure that your presentations maintain the same look and feel as the projects you work on in your Creative Cloud apps.

“Most Adobe Stock customers use both Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office, and many have expressed a desire to access Adobe Stock directly in Microsoft PowerPoint” said Zeke Koch, Sr. Director of Adobe Stock Product Management. “This integration allows designers and the business users they work with to seamlessly bring Adobe Stock assets into their presentations. We’re looking forward to working with Microsoft to continually enhance the customer experience.”

“We’re excited to see Adobe integrating Adobe Stock into the Microsoft PowerPoint experience,” said Rob Howard, director, Office 365 Ecosystem at Microsoft. “With access to the high-quality image collection from Adobe Stock and the unique integration of Adobe’s Visual Search technology, anyone using PowerPoint can efficiently find the perfect image for creating a professional, beautifully designed presentation.”

To install the free add-in, please visit the Microsoft Office Store.


Products: Stock