Can you insert a picture in Word without having to use photo-editing software such as Photoshop?
Can you edit your picture in Word?
Yes you can - quite easily!
It is easy to insert a picture in Word. Then it is easy to edit (e.g., crop, resize, touch up) the picture in Word.
Word allows you to:
Word also allows you to edit the pictures.
The advantages of inserting and editing in Word are:
You can insert a picture, for example in PNG or JPEG format from:
This is done within your Word document (see Figure 1).
You do not have to use any other software.
Selecting "This Device" (see Figure 1) displays a modified File Explorer of your computer storage.
Find your picture and select "Insert" (see Figure 2).
It could be on your hard drive, or a removable device such as a USB, or in your online cloud storage such as OneDrive or Dropbox.
What format of picture is acceptable? The dialog box will tell you.
JPEG and PNG files are common but others are possible, for example, emf, wmf and tif are just some of the other possible formats.
The picture or image could be any photograph such as of a landmark, a person, a map, a work of art or a book cover.
Microsoft has created its own library of images including pictures for Office 365 subscribers.
These images are royalty free, and you are free to use them.
Selecting "Stock Images" (see Figure 1 above) opens a window in which you can find a picture.
There are categories to search through, or you can enter a keyword (e.g., wind tower).
You may find a picture that is useful for you. For example, suppose you are writing an assignment on renewable energy and you are describing wind derived energy. You could add an image to help your explanation.
The picture in Figure 3 has been obtained from the Microsoft Stock Image collection.
Selecting "Online Pictures" (see Figure 1 above) will open a search window.
You can select a category (e.g., vacation) which will display thumbnail images of numerous pictures within that category.
You can also enter a search keyword (e.g., Eiffel Tower) in the search box. This will return thumbnail images related to that keyword.
Note: The Microsoft search engine Bing is used.
Copyright is an important issue when copying something, for example pictures, from the Internet.
Creative Commons licensed pictures do not require obtaining permission from the creator. There may be certain conditions such as acknowledging the creator, and noncommercial use.
Note the "Creative Commons only" checkbox in Figure 4. This is normally checked by default.
The pictures returned with the search term (e.g., Eiffel Tower) are creative commons licensed pictures only.
If you uncheck this box, you will get more pictures but you may need to seek the creator's permission to use them.
Copyright laws vary from country to country. Their may be exceptions where you do not have to obtain permission under the category of Fair Use, for example, for a University assignment.
However, you should always check your responsibility with regards to copyright.
Figure 5 is a picture inserted into a Word document. The picture is a Creative Commons licensed picture.
Note that under the picture is a link to the Creative Commons license category. This will tell you what you have to do (e.g., attribute the creator or not, types of use).
In this case, no attribution is required, and there is no restriction on the use of the picture.
If you wish use another search engine, such as Google, then save that picture to your computer and insert the picture from your computer.
An easy way to insert a picture in a Word document is to copy and paste. You can copy and paste a picture:
For example, Figures 6 and 7 show copying a picture in a PowerPoint slide into a Word document.
A Word document need not contain only text. Pictures can:
You can insert a picture in Word from a number of sources:
And don't forget - you can edit a picture in Word as well.
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