How to insert GIF into PowerPoint presentation on PC or Mac computer. You can insert a GIF in PowerPoint to make your presentation more interesting.
You can easily insert a GIF into a PowerPoint presentation using the desktop app for PC and Mac computers. GIFs can be inserted in the web browser version of PowerPoint, but the file will appear as a static image instead.
If you’ve used Microsoft PowerPoint before, now you know that inserting photos and pictures can enhance your presentation when used correctly. But did you know that you can also insert animated GIFs in PowerPoint? Here’s how to insert motion pictures for PowerPoint presentations on any computer.
- From the desired PowerPoint slide, click the “Insert” tab, then click “Pictures”.
- From the drop-down menu, find the GIF you want to download. Once you’ve found the GIF you want, click “Open” or “Insert” (whichever appears). Your GIF will then appear on the slide you selected.
- To verify that your GIF was inserted correctly, you need to view your PowerPoint presentation. Click the “Presentation” tab, then click “From current slide.”
If your GIF was properly inserted on the slide, you should be able to see the GIF animation while the presentation is playing.
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- From the desired PowerPoint slide, make sure the “Home” tab is visible. Under “Insert,” click “Image,” then click “Image from File.”
- Find the GIF you want to download, click on it, then click “Insert.” Make sure your GIF file name ends with .gif – otherwise PowerPoint will treat your GIF as a static image.
To check what your GIF looks like on the slide, click “Presentation” to view your PowerPoint as if you were presenting it. You should be able to see the GIF on the respective slide.
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Unfortunately, if you try to insert a GIF in the web browser version of PowerPoint, the GIF will not repeat, but will appear as a static image instead. You can still insert the GIF, but it will work as if it were a still image.
- From the desired PowerPoint slide, click the “Insert” tab, and then click “Picture.”
- Locate the GIF you want to download, click on it, then click “Open.”