How to Insert a JPEG Into an Outlook Email As Part of the Body

By Bill Mann

The old saying "A picture is worth a thousand words" is still relevant in the 21st century. Sometimes the best way to communicate your message is to embed an image in the body of your email. Follow a few steps to insert a JPEG or any other standard-format image exactly where you want it in the body of your message, not as an attachment.

Step 1

Start Outlook 2010 if it is not already running.

Step 2

Open the message that will contain the image.

Step 3

Position the cursor in the body of the message at the location where you want the image to appear.

Step 4

Click the "Insert" tab on the ribbon.

Step 5

Click the "Picture" icon in the Illustration section of the ribbon. This opens the "Insert Picture" dialog box.

Step 6

Navigate to the location of the image.

Step 7

Double-click the image. Outlook closes the "Add Image" dialog box and inserts the image at the location of the cursor.

Tips & Warnings

  • When you're navigating to the image you want to insert, reduce the number of images that appear in the dialog box by clicking the "All Pictures" button and selecting the specific image format you want to work with.