Using Microsoft Stock Images With Microsoft 365

If you’re a Microsoft 365 subscriber, did you know you have access to a growing royalty-free image library? Every month, there are vector images, illustrations, icons, videos, and much more Microsoft adds for its subscribers to use in SharePoint and their Office applications.

Using Microsoft Stock Images With Microsoft 365

Key Points:

  • Royalty-free images you can use in your business.
  • Images that do not infringe on original owner copyrights.
  • How to add stock images you found in Microsoft 365.
  • The Dos and Don’ts of inserting these images.
  • This library has over 1 million royalty-free images for you.

If you’re a Microsoft 365 subscriber, did you know you have access to a growing royalty-free image library? Every month, there are vector images, illustrations, icons, videos, and much more Microsoft adds for its subscribers to use in SharePoint and their Office applications.

You can use these graphics for Outlook emails, PowerPoint presentations, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and workbooks. In today’s video, Dawn shows you how to create a stunning PowerPoint layout using Microsoft stock images.

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What Are Royalty-Free Stock Images?

When a business or organization wants to use a royalty-free image for their company, they would merely purchase a license to use that graphic. Though the license requires no renewal, the buyer doesn’t have exclusive rights or ownership of the Microsoft stock image.

Other companies, organizations, or individuals may purchase the license and use the same royalty-free stock images. But once purchased, the buyer may alter its appearance to reflect the company’s brand, for instance, inserting design accents or adding fonts.

The other advantage, Microsoft stock images do not infringe on original owner copyrights. That allows a business or organization to create content, possibly shared on social media or video broadcasts where the public will see it.

How To Add Stock Images In Microsoft 365

Adding stock images in a Microsoft 365 application is simple and easy to do. You can use these images in SharePoint and the following Office applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Follow these six steps:

On the layout you’re using, select the location where you want to insert the stock image.

At the top of the ribbon, click the Insert tab. Next, select Pictures, and then on the drop-down menu, choose Stock Images.

Once selected, a window will open showing you six major groups, a search box, focused categories, and images below.

At this point, you would explore your options and then pick the graphic you want to add to your layout.

Resize, modify and move the image to the desired height, width, and placement.

Once you’ve made your adjustments, you’re all set.

The Dos and Don’ts Of Using These Images

If this is your first time using Microsoft Stock Images, you need to know what you can and cannot do with these graphics. The first step is to go to your Microsoft 365 subscription account and review the terms and conditions that are subject to change at any time.

According to Microsoft, you may include these royalty-free stock images in your Outlook emails, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, SharePoint Team sites, or other Office application files you sell or share. You can export these Office 365 files to different formats like pdf files.

What you cannot do with Microsoft Stock Images is copy and paste them into 3rd party applications to use in a different setting, like posting them to your website. And you’re prohibited from saving and using these image files for apps and software that is not Microsoft-approved.

Microsoft Stock Image Help From K2 Technologies

Microsoft 365 offers a range of stock images for numerous uses. The images are high quality and can be used for everything from marketing materials to presentations. In addition, Microsoft 365 subscribers have access to a library of over 1 million royalty-free images.

When using Microsoft stock images in your next office project, we can help you to be more productive. Also, when you need an IT company that provides security and support for Microsoft 365 products, K2 Technologies can assist. Contact us or call (307) 200-7567 to schedule a consultation.