Photo Library for PowerPoint

Where do you source the right pictures for your presentations from? When you need to look beyond the built-in images that come with your PowerPoint software, these are the best places to head to.

iStockPhoto: The images are excellent. You can browse through even if you don’t have an account. You are required to register and purchase iStock credits to be able to download. If you are a professional and make important presentations for clients, this is one of the best stock photo libraries out there both in terms of price and quality. It costs around $1 per credit! Credits vary according to the size of the picture you want to download.

Flickr: A collection of pictures by amateurs and professionals, Flickr is where everyone these days heads to source their images for presentations. However, you need to take permission from the photographers, so don’t head to flickr if you are short of time. They could be based in different timezones, and it may take a while for you to explain why you want their images, where you will be using them, etc. Mostly, they are quite pleased to let you used their images in exchange for a picture credit, but sometimes you may be asked to pay.

Fotoalia: This site has the biggest collection of photos. The quality is excellent, and they are not expensive! You can either buy credits for single downloads, or opt for a subscription plan of 1 month, 6 months or 1 year! If you do a lot of presentations the subscription plan may work for you because you can buy pictures as cheap as 11 cents per image.