If you insert a photo into a PowerPoint presentation, by default the image will be inserted at the exact size it really is. That’s great if your photo matches the size of the slide and/or is already the desired size. But if the photo doesn’t match, you need to painstakingly manually drag the edges of the photo until it finally fits — a hugely time-consuming activity.
There’s a better way — instead of inserting a photo, create a text box. Then, format the text box to have as its content the desired photo as a picture fill.
- In PowerPoint, create or select the desired text box.
- Right-click the box.
- Select Format Shape.
- In Fill, choose Picture or Texture Fill.
- In Insert from, click File.
- Locate the desired photo, and click Insert.
- Click Close.
The photo will match the size of your box. You can drag the box and resize, rotate, or otherwise manipulate as desired.