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This is intended as sample code for quick one-time uses or as an example that'll help you get started writing your own macros. If you're looking for a reliable production tool for batch importing images into slides, please see BATCH IMPORT images into PowerPoint

Sub ImportABunch()

Dim strTemp As String
Dim strPath As String
Dim strFileSpec As String
Dim oSld As Slide
Dim oPic As Shape

' Edit these to suit:
strPath = "c:\My Pictures\"
strFileSpec = "*.jpg"

strTemp = Dir(strPath & strFileSpec)

Do While strTemp <> ""
    Set oSld = ActivePresentation.Slides.Add(ActivePresentation.Slides.Count + 1, ppLayoutBlank)
    Set oPic = oSld.Shapes.AddPicture(FileName:=strPath & strTemp, _
    LinkToFile:=msoFalse, _
    SaveWithDocument:=msoTrue, _
    Left:=0, _
    Top:=0, _
    Width:=-1, _
    ' width/height of -1 tells PPT to import the image at its "natural" size

' Optionally, make it fill the slide - even if that means changing the proportions of the picture
' To do that, uncomment the following:
'  With oPic
'      .LockAspectRatio = msoFalse
'      .height = ActivePresentation.PageSetup.Slideheight
'      .width = ActivePresentation.PageSetup. Slidewidth
'  End With

' Or (with thanks to David Marcovitz) make the picture as big as possible on the slide
' without changing the proportions
' Leave the above commented out, uncomment this instead:
'   With oPic
'     If 3 * .width > 4 * .height Then
'         .width = ActivePresentation.PageSetup.Slidewidth
'         .Top = 0.5 * (ActivePresentation.PageSetup.Slideheight - .height)
'     Else
'       .height = ActivePresentation.PageSetup.Slideheight
'         .Left = 0.5 * (ActivePresentation.PageSetup.Slidewidth - .width)
'     End If
'   End With

' Optionally, add the full path of the picture to the image as a tag:
'With oPic
'  .Tags.Add "OriginalPath", strPath & strTemp
'End With

    ' Get the next file that meets the spec and go round again
    strTemp = Dir

End Sub

See How do I use VBA code in PowerPoint? to learn how to use this example code.

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Batch Insert a folder full of pictures, one per slide
Last update 30 October, 2015