Stock photos for SharePoint Online pages

When creating pages in SharePoint Online, I have spent *far* too much time looking for that perfect photo, searching various sites, etc. But now, Microsoft has finally delivered on their promise to provide stock photos for the image web part! This makes picking pictures SO much easier. Here’s how it works…

Here’s a new page, and I’m adding an image web part to it:

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SharePoint 
@ Technology Spark Tools v Communities v 
Search 
Featured 
Sites v 
Text 
SharePoint Migration 
InfoPath/SP Designer Migration 
Home 
Undo v 
Page details 
Save as draft v 
Stock Photos are here! 
Duff, Thomas 
UNIFIED COMM ADMIN IV 
SharePoint Mig 
Link 
All A to Z 
Image 
Embed 
File viewer 
Highlighted 
content 
ites in SharePoint ( 
Not following 
p Search this site 
V Your page has been saved 
14 Share 
Publish

When the image selection dialog box appears, I now have the option to select Stock Images, and I also have the ability to search for various images or select pre-defined image categories:

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SharePoint 
Stock Images 
Search Stock Images 
CommUnitati. 
O Recent 
63 Stock images 
Stock images 
P Web sear 
OneDrive 
Site 
Q.) From a link 
Celebration• 
Computer 
Table 
Nature 
Background 
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Insert 
Cancel

In this case, I’ve selected the cat photo in the second row and clicked the Insert button at the bottom:

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Stock Images 
p Search "Birthday Cake" 
CommUniåti. 
Celebratiorv. 
Table 
Computer 
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Background 
C) Night IR 
Nature 
Insert (1) 
Cancel

Voila! There’s my image, and I can use the image tool bar to resize, crop, and center the image:

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SharePoint 
@ Technology Spark Tools v Communities v 
SharePoint Migration 
Sites v 
News & Events v 
Home 
Save as draft v 
InfoPath/SP Designer Migration 
Undo v 
Page details 
SharePoint Migration List 
SparkOne 
Site Pages 
Edit 
Not following 
p Search this site 
V Your page has been saved 
14 Share 
Publish 
Stock Photos are here! 
Duff, Thomas 
UNIFIED COMM ADMIN IV

I know this will make a number of people in my organization *very* happy!

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