An image is typically a picture in electronic form, i.e. a picture saved as a file. ClipArt are also images but are controlled slightly differently. The following instructions refer to image files, such as photographs.
The following instructions assume you already have an image in a file that you would like to insert.
If you select a layout that allows for object insertion (you'll see this icon on the slide ), click on the Insert Picture from file icon (bottom left corner, then skip to step 3.)
If desired you can create a link to the image when inserting it. In this case, if the originating image changes, so does the image in your document. The benefit of linking is that it can dramatically reduce the size of your file (as the image is not actually imbedded in it); however, if you choose to share the file with someone who does not have access to the location that the image is linked to, the image may not be contained in their copy of the document. To create a link:
Now the real fun begins! Check out the Formatting Pictures article.