Billions of images are on the Internet, but not all of them are free to use. When adding licensed photos to PowerPoint documents, you should probably mention where they came from and who took them. Here's how.
Before we start, it is important to remember that how you quote images may differ. Formal citation is required in an academic setting, where formal styles such as APA are used for documents. Alternatively, copyright licensing may require you to quote images differently depending on the license used.
How to Cite Images and Graphics in PowerPoint
The process of citing images and graphics in PowerPoint is actually quite simple. Unlike quotes in Microsoft Word or other Office software, PowerPoint isn't really designed with reference in mind. That doesn't mean you shouldn't quote images in PowerPoint ̵
To quote an image or photo in PowerPoint, you must first open a PowerPoint presentation and insert an image or picture.
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To add a quote to the image, you need to add a text box. To do this, click Insert> Text Box on the ribbon bar.
Once the text box is created, you can add the quote.
 Please refer to the relevant image licensing guide or academic style guide on how to do this For academic references, you can use the Cite This For Me service to create a quote that you can copy in your text box. ] Once your quote is available, you can then format the text using the formatting options in the ribbon bar under the "Home" tab.
Grouping quote text and images together in PowerPoint
It's probably a good idea to anchor it to your image after your quote using PowerPoint's grouping feature.
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To do this, select both your citation text box and image with your mouse and then right click. In the options menu that appears, select Group> Group to bind the image and text box together.