Insert from Media Library into Picture Placeholder

May 31, 2019

I have a template that includes picture placeholders on the slides that will contain images.

I have imported into the Media Library the images I want to use.

Now I want to insert those images into the appropriate placeholders but I cannot figure out how to do that.  The only options I see in the placeholders are "Insert Picture from File" or "Insert Content Library 360 Photo."

When I go to Insert > Media Library then Insert Image, it drops the image on top of the place holder.

Is there a way to do this?

16 Replies
Elizabeth Pawlicki

Hi John!  It sounds like you're wanting to replace the images in your course with images that you've imported from the Media Library, which you absolutely can do.  Instructions to replace all instances of an asset are here, and I've also recorded a quick Peek to show you how to replace a single asset if you are doing them one by one as I was! 

John Morris

Thank you for your reply.

I am actually not trying to replace an image, as I have not added an image to the placeholder yet.

I am trying to insert a Media Library image into an image placeholder that I have added to the master/layout for the slide that I am using.

The only options I see in the placeholders are "Insert Picture from File" or "Insert Content Library 360 Photo" (see attachment). 

Is there a way to do this that I am missing? 

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi John,

Ah, thanks for the additional details. I see what you're describing, that once you've set up an Image placeholder on the slide master the only options there are to add in from Content Library or an Image file. I'm going to share this with the team to see about adding an option for Media Library there. 

Leslie Scarpace

I'm having the same problem. Although I can choose to insert an image from the media library onto the slide, it will not format it into the image place holder in the slide template. This will also be a problem later on if I switch out the image in an entire project as it will just drop the image onto each slide, regardless of the placeholder format. Help. Thanks!

Ren Gomez

Hi Leslie,

Thanks for reaching out! To answer your question:

Can I insert an image from the Media Library into an image placeholder on my slide?

While you can insert an image using the Image file or Content Library options, we don't yet have the option to insert from the Media Library.

I'll bring this back up to my team as well as add your plus one to the feature request we have.

Katie Riggio

Hi, matulay!

Thanks for letting us know how important having this capability is for you. 

We're still monitoring requests, but don't have any updates planned at this point. A few ideas in the meantime:

  • Insert images onto the slide or into a shape, if possible.

I know that isn't an ideal approach, so we'll notify this discussion if we make changes that will help!