How to Add a Hyperlink to JPEG Files

By Zicheng Ren

Links are usually displayed as underlined text that users can click. However, it's easy to turn an image into a link to add creativity to your project. You can make image links in Microsoft Office applications such as PowerPoint, Word and Excel. You can also make images into clickable links on a Web page you control.

Add a Hyperlink to a JPEG File in Office

Step 1

Open PowerPoint, for example, and insert a JPEG file into your PowerPoint project by clicking the **Insert** tab, clicking **Pictures**, and choosing the picture you want to insert. You can insert pictures with links into Word or Excel using the same process.

Step 2

Right-click the image file and choose **Hyperlink...** from the drop-down list.

Step 3

Click the **Existing File or Web Page** tab from the **Link to** section and type the hyperlink you want the JPEG file to link to in the **Address** box. Click **OK** to finish the setup.

Step 4

Press **F5** or click **Slide Show** on the bottom bar to start the slide show and click the JPEG file to open the Web page that it's linked to.

Add a Hyperlink to a JPEG File in HTML

Step 1

Open an HTML file in a text editor or any HTML editing software.

Step 2

Add a link to an image in the file by using the tags. Surround the tag with the and tags so that a user can click on the image to go to the link specified in the tag. For example, to turn a picture of a tulip into a link to the website, type the opening tag ****, add the picture with an tag, for example, ****, and finish by typing the closing **** tag. The image is now a clickable link to the website entered in the tag.

Step 3

Save the file and open it in a Web browser. Click on the image to follow the link.

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