How to Add a Background Image to PowerPoint Slides

How to Add a Background Image to PowerPoint Slides

A background image in PowerPoint can set the theme of a presentation. You can add a background image for your entire presentation or a single slide. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Design tab and click Format Background.

    Format bacground tool in PowerPoint
    Click Format Background.

  2. A “Format Background” panel will appear on the right. Click Picture or texture fill, then click Insert

    How to insert a background image in powerpoint
    Picture or texture fill > Insert…

  3. Find your image from your computer’s files, then click Insert.

    Insert picture dialogue box in PowerPoint
    Find your image, then click Insert.

  4. Optionally, drag the Transparency slider to the right to change the image’s opacity.

    how to make an image transparent in PowerPoint
    Drag the Transparency slider to the right.

  5. The background image will now be added to your selected slide. You can also click Apply to All to apply the background image on every slide, then click the Close icon.
    PowerPoint Apply to All command
    Click Apply to All.

    PowerPoint Slide section
    Check your slides to preview the background image.

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