How to Insert an Image in a Cell in Excel

Microsoft Excel is part of the Microsoft Office application suite, with the first version for Windows launched back in 1987. Excel has evolved rapidly over the years, offering more features with every release. You can insert graphs or pictures with a few clicks of the mouse, and manipulate them directly from within Excel to change the size, colors and orientation. These are ideal for use with presentations, to incorporate suitable images and diagrams to help explain your raw data.

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Insert graphs and images into an Excel spreadsheet to aid comprehension of the data.

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Click the Windows "Start" button and select "All Programs." Open the "Microsoft Office" folder, and then click on "Microsoft Excel" to launch Excel.

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Click in the cell in which you want to insert the image.

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Click on the "Insert" tab in the Microsoft Office ribbon bar, and then click on "Picture" in the "Illustrations" section.

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Select the image to insert from the file dialog box, and then click "OK" to add the image to the cell.

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Click on the image to show the image handles. Click on a handle and drag the mouse to make the image bigger or smaller. Use the "Format" tab from the Office ribbon bar to apply a border to the image, or change the brightness or contrast.