Learn how to use the Adobe Stock Add-on to explore and license Adobe Stock assets from within Google Slides.

The Adobe Stock Add-on lets you explore, preview, and license millions of high-quality, royalty-free photos and illustrations to your presentations. You can use the Add-on to find unique images across a wide range of topics such as lifestyle, travel, backgrounds, business, fitness, nature, food, tech, and industry. All of these Adobe Stock images are available from right within Google Slides to help you create your best creative slides and turbocharge your presentations.


You can download the Adobe Stock Add-on for Google Slides from the Chrome Web Store. To know more about the installation procedure of Add-ons, see this Google support article.

Get started

After the Add-in installation is complete, you can access Adobe Stock images from within the Add-in panel. Follow these steps:

  1. In a Google Slides presentation, click Add-ons > Adobe Stock > Open.



    If you're unable to see Adobe Stock in the Add-ons list, clear the browser cache and relaunch Google Slides. If the add-on still doesn't appear in the list, uninstall it from Chrome and then reinstall it from the Chrome Web Store. See this Google support article to understand how to do so.

  2. The Adobe Stock Add-on interface is displayed within the Add-on panel.

    Adobe Stock Add-on panel
  3. To find the right image for your presentation, you can choose from the variety of topics provided. You can also easily search by typing in the Search bar of the panel.

    Search Adobe Stock


    The Adobe Stock Add-on lets you search for similar images by uploading an image. You can drag in an image from your desktop or click the camera icon  beside the Search bar to upload a sample image. The results display images similar to that of your sample image.

    Search with an image
  4. You can also specify the type of image that you're looking for: photos, illustrations, or both. To do this, click Filter Results below the Search bar and select your preferred type of image: All, Photos, or Illustrations.

    Filter search results
  5. Select your desired image.


    For each selected image, Adobe Stock provides similar images. You can view those images in the panel below your selected image.

    Selected image

Preview an image

Once you've selected an image, you can preview it in your presentation.

  1. Choose the desired image, and then click Preview in Slides.

    Preview the selected image in Slides
  2. The selected image is added to the current slide. You can also reposition the image as needed.


    All images for previews carry the Adobe Stock watermark. When you license an image, the non-watermarked version is inserted into your presentation.

    Preview the selected image in the current slide
  3. You can preview as many images as you want. All the previewed images can be viewed from the Previewed folder.


    You can access the Previewed folder by clicking the hamburger menu in the upper-right corner of the panel. Select History from the drop-down list, and then click the Previewed tab to view the list of previously previewed images. Click the displayed ID number of your desired image to go back to the image details and license your image. The Previewed view refreshes each time you open Slides.

    History of previewed images

License an image

After you've chosen your image, you can license it. Follow these steps:

  1. Below the selected image, click Buy license and add to Slides.


    To know more about license terms, see Adobe Stock license information.

  2. Sign in to your personal, team, or enterprise account, if you aren't already signed in.

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to make a successful payment, if you aren't subscribed.

  4. Once you're subscribed, the selected image gets added to your current slide with a high resolution, non-watermarked display.

For more information on usage and licensing of images, see this FAQ article.


  • You can also license previously previewed images by accessing the Previewed tab. Click the hamburger menu in the upper-right corner of the panel and then select History from the drop-down list. Click the Previewed tab and click the displayed ID number of your desired image to go back to the image detail and license your image.
  • To view the list of previously licensed images, click the hamburger menu in the upper-right corner of the panel and then select History from the drop-down list. The Licensed tab shows all the previously licensed images.

Previously licensed images
Previously licensed images