Pickit Pro User Guide 

This guide looks at the experience for Pro Plan users. If you'd like to learn more about our different plans and pricing please visit pickit.com/pricing

 

Hello Pickit user, we're excited to have you here!  Pickit’s award-winning platform puts a library of over a million images at your fingertips right in Microsoft 365.  All photos, icons and clipart images provided by Pickit in Public Images are 100% legally compliant and licensed to use for anything, making Pickit the safe choice for businesses and people at work. 

 

The Pickit add-in is very user-friendly and easy to navigate, but we put this guide together to ensure a smooth user experience. On this page, you'll find a reference to Pickit-specific terms and screenshots for navigating the end-user experience in PowerPoint. ​Whether your goal is to inspire, inform or persuade, Pickit will help you create stunning slides in seconds.

 

Pickit is also availble for use in Word, Teams, OneNote online and on the web at app.pickit.com.

 

We're pretty sure you’re going to love Pickit. Enjoy! 

 

Learn more below

 

Reference

This is a short dictionary of terms used in this guide.

Collection – All images live in a folder or album type environment that we call collections. Typically images in a collection share a common theme or concept. ​

Featured Collections – Collections that are promoted into a more visible location of the image bank. Featured collections appear near the top of the add-in with square-shaped thumbnails. If there is a Hero collection, the Featured collections will appear below the Hero in the add-in.  ​

Hero Collections – Collections that are promoted into a more visible location of the image bank. Hero collections appear at the top of the add-in with a rectangular-shaped thumbnail. ​

Legally Cleared A unique new model that guarantees every image on the Pickit platform is 100% legal and 100% cleared. It's our way of saying visuals are compliant, licensed, and free to use for anything. The only restriction is that you can't resell the images. 

Pickit Academy – A resource tab in the add-in dedicated to sharing tips, tricks, and advice to make you a better presenter

Public Images – A database of over 1 million royalty-free images that are licensed to use for anything without restrictions. Each image has been handpicked by a team of image professionals at Pickit.  

Logging In

When PowerPoint has launched, go to the Home tab. ​Here you’ll find a Pickit logo in the upper right corner. 

When you click on the Pickit logo, a side panel will open up where you can access the asset bank. You log in with an email and password combinations or use single sign-on with your Microsoft 365 account.

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If you do not see Pickit under your Home tab, you can download it by going to Insert, Add-Ins, Get Add-Ins, press the Add button for Pickit. Now you can log in following the steps above. 

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Public Images

Legally Cleared is a unique licensing model ensuring you can use all photos, icons, and clipart images provided by Pickit for any use case. Our only restriction is that you can't resell these images. Otherwise, use them for your presentations, docs, website, blog, email campaigns, social media, print media, and more. 

By the way, upwards of 85% of images online are copyrighted. If you use an image without understanding the terms, you're putting yourself at risk. Using Pickit you'll never have to worry! 

Finding images

There are two different ways to find images.

Option 1: You can browse the handpicked collections professionally organized by the Pickit content team. 

Option 2: You can use the search feature and enter a keyword. 

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Image Details

If you click once on an image, a details box will open. There you can find more information about who uploaded the image, a description and keywords. 

To see more from the same photographer, you can click on their name. Clicking on a keyword will perform a search for this keyword.

Please note that if you double-click on an image, it will insert into your slide or document. 

Inserting Images

If you click on the arrow next to the Insert button, you can choose the size of the image before inserting it. The Default size is optimized for PowerPoint so that your presentation file won't become too large, but if you intend to show the presentation on a larger screen or print it, we recommend you choose the Large or Original size. Changing this setting once will apply to all future images until you change it again.

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If there’s an image placeholder in your slide, the photo you insert will automatically be cropped to a size that fits. If you wish to crop your image yourself, just pick a layout with a content placeholder or one without a placeholder.

Saving 

Users can save their favorite images and collections for easy access. Content can be later found under the Saved tab.

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To save an image, click on the Save to collection label that appears when you hover over the image. You can choose to either add to your Favorites collection or create a new private collection by clicking on the + button.

To save a collection for easy access, you press on the Save collection button next to its title. Saved collections are also found under the Saved tab.

Changing Language

You can change the add-in language by going to More >  Settings > Change language and selecting your preferred language. 

We currently support English, French,  German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Swedish for the full add-in experience.

Pickit Academy 

You'll find a resource section in the add-in dedicated to sharing tips, tricks, and advice to make you a better presenter. Navigate to More and select Academy.

You can also reserve your spot for an educational webinar from this view.

Design Ideas

Design Ideas is a Microsoft 365 feature available in PowerPoint and PowerPoint Online. If you're using Office 2019 or Office 2016 you won't have access to Design Ideas. 

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With Microsoft 365, when you insert an image to an empty presentation or a PowerPoint template, Design Ideas will pop up and give you suggestions for your slide. If you’re on a Windows device, another side panel with design suggestions will open next to the Pickit add-in. On a Mac device, another tab will appear inside the add-in side panel.