Re-imagine Storytelling with the Pickit Add-in for Office

Microsoft Office and Pickit are teaming up to help you connect with your audience and make your work matter with quality photos spanning a wide range of categories from the Pickit global photography community, combined with cutting edge presentation tools.

Visual storytelling with images, can plant the seeds of ideas, thoughts and emotions into our minds. The Pickit add-in helps people and businesses quickly find powerful, relevant imagery from professional collections, right inside Office, enabling you to deliver compelling content more efficiently.

Pickit is a great example of a company using the Office platform to help people achieve more,” said Jared Spataro, General Manager, Microsoft Office for Microsoft Corp. “It is exciting to watch how Pickit is using intelligent tools like PowerPoint Designer and Morph to enhance the telling of impactful stories through curated content.

The Pickit Presentation Images add-in for PowerPoint, let’s you browse unlimited free-to-use collections of photos, icons, 3D and moving images, that make your message more memorable.  Once you download the collection, let PowerPoint Designer help you quickly build compelling presentations using features such as professionally designed, auto-generated layout suggestions.

The Pickit add-in has an easy to install task pane providing a simple way to find the perfect visuals for your presentation. Add the smart animation technology of PowerPoint Morph to build on those visuals with a few easy steps, to create polished, stunning slides, that contain cinematic motion like effects. This takes presentations to a whole new genre of storytelling. 

The latest Pickit image collection available for Office users is inspired by statistician and presenter Hans Rosling and his new project, Dollar Street. Hans Rosling with his signature presentation style has helped reshape worldview by pivoting on vibrant animated visualizations, that convey the message behind the data. Pickit’s CEO Henrik Bergqvist comments: 

Right from the very beginning, the idea behind Pickit was to provide access to relevant pictures that can convey powerful messages. The Dollar Street project–and Gapminder in general– is very inspiring to us in that sense. For them,  it isn’t just about providing images, but about changing mindsets and worldviews! I hope the Talk like a Rosling collection will help many presenters deliver great presentations, faster and more easily than ever, thanks to our Office 2016 integration.

The Pickit add-in works with PowerPoint, Word and Sway. It is available for Office 2013 and 2016 on Windows 10 and Office 2016 on Mac.

We hope that you will use the add-in and the ‘Talk like a Rosling’ collection to get your message across, using great presentations built with PowerPoint Designer and Morph.

Download this free add-in today!  

To help you get started with the collection, Pickit has provided some pre-built templates – 

Learn more about Pickit here

See more on Gapminder and the Dollar Street project here

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