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PowerPoint VBA: Best way to push selected image to slide background?

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I want to add a feature to a PowerPoint add-in (.ppam) created in PowerPoint 365, Windows 10.

The normal VBA procedure for setting a slide's background to photo (which I have used often) is something like: currentslide.Background.Fill.UserPicture (full URL of picture file).

Simple question: if I already have an image (on the surface of the slide) selected, is there a VBA method for "pushing" that image to the slide background?  The workaround would be to save the selected image as a file in a temporary location, then re-import that file as the background fill. Just wondering if there is a way which uses the image object directly instead of that 2-step process?

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