Animate your presentations with images from Getty
Getty Images recently decided to make 35 million images free.
By using its new embedding feature you can gain access to millions of free images as well as numerous iconic photographs.
Why you could (should?) add images to your presentations.
It is often a good idea to add images to your presentations. It can really add an extra dimension to your presentation. For example:
- To make the cover of your
presentationmore appealing or breathe life into the middle of your presentation
- Some people may find images beneficial to help them visualize your point. This is particularly true for people whose right sides of their brains are more dominant. Additionally psychologists suggest that using a range of verbal and non-verbal methods can improve people’s comprehension.
- In order to persuade it’s important to appeal to people’s emotions as well as their rational side.
There are number of ways you can use images to make your slides more effective.
Remember to keep the size and weight of the image to a reasonable size so that your file remains light enough to be easily sharable. Conversely the definition needs to be high enough that the image doesn’t pixelate.
Our pick from Getty
We’ve put together a few of the Eloquens team’s favourite images and examples of how you could use them.
- The illustrative photograph
Using an iconic photograph can help to unite your audience with a common shared experience or through mutual recognition. We would use The iconic image below to represent abstract ideas like targets and aims or strategy. This one would look great as a full size image taking all the space on your slide. Even more appealing as it’s a beautiful pic
- The affirmative photograph
If you’re using your presentation to conclude a business deal or contract why not close with an affirmative image like this one:
Alternatively, why not use something like this to positively symbolize the roadmap to success
In order to use Getty’s images legally you must use their embedding frame. Simply click through this symbol to access the HTML code.
When using Microsoft PowerPoint you can embed this image by clicking Insert and then clicking Image. When you have selected the image you’ve downloaded click the downward arrowhead to the right of the Insert button. Then select Link + Embed. Voila!
You can also add a link should you wish by right-clicking on the image and then adding a hyperlink to the embedding code you got earlier from Getty.
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