How To Insert Pictures in Excel Using a Macro

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Macros in Excel can perform functions like inserting pictures, copying data from one cell to another, etc. In order to write an effective macro to insert images in excel, you will need to use a loop

This FAQ will walk you through the steps to applying this macro to your spreadsheet in order to have pictures appear.

Use a Macro to Insert Pictures in Excel

In order to use a macro to insert pictures, you must begin with the following assumptions: picture names are found in col B starting at B2; you want to paste each picture at different location; where to paste the picture identified in col B is found in col C starting at C2.

Now, enter the following code:

Sub Picture()   
Dim picname As String

Dim pasteAt As Integer
Dim lThisRow As Long

lThisRow = 2

Do While (Cells(lThisRow, 2) <> "")

'Range("A6").Select 'This is where picture will be inserted
pasteAt = Cells(lThisRow, 3)
Cells(pasteAt, 1).Select 'This is where picture will be inserted

'Dim picname As String
'picname = Range("B6") 'This is the picture name
picname = Cells(lThisRow, 2) 'This is the picture name

ActiveSheet.Pictures.Insert("C:\Users\vbayat\My Documents\vidabayat\re-market\" & picname & ".jpg").Select 'Path to where pictures are stored
' This resizes the picture
With Selection
'.Left = Range("A6").Left
'.Top = Range("A6").Top
.Left = Cells(pasteAt, 1).Left
.Top = Cells(pasteAt, 1).Top

.ShapeRange.LockAspectRatio = msoFalse
.ShapeRange.Height = 100#
.ShapeRange.Width = 80#
.ShapeRange.Rotation = 0#
End With

lThisRow = lThisRow + 1


Application.ScreenUpdating = True

Exit Sub

MsgBox "Unable to Find Photo" 'Shows message box if picture not found
Exit Sub

End Sub

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