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How to Insert Images into Excel in 60 Seconds

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This post is part of a series called How to Use Excel - Quick Video Tutorials (in 60 Seconds).
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Microsoft Excel is often used for business cases, but that doesn't mean that we can't add multimedia like images to a spreadsheet. Let's learn how to insert an image into Excel.

How to Insert Images Into Excel Quickly

Note: Watch this short tutorial screencast or follow the quick steps below that complement this video.

1. Find and Insert an Image

On the Insert tab, click on Illustrations > Pictures

Insert image into Excel cell
Select the Illustrations > Pictures option under Insert.

Now browse to the image that's stored on your computer and insert it.

Insert images into Excel
Use the Insert button to insert the image into your spreadsheet.

Once the image is in Excel, click and drag to reposition it in the spreadsheet. You can always grab one of the corners to resize and scale it on the spreadsheet. If you're working on the Pictures Tool Format tab on the ribbon, there are a variety of options to customize the image.

2. Add a Border to Your Image

Add an image border
Customize the image by adding a border.

Let's customize the image by adding a border. By clicking on Picture Border drop-down and choosing a color, you could also add one of the preset borders by clicking on one of the thumbnails

3. Use an Image as a Background

Use images in Excel to set up backgrounds for your spreadsheet by sending them to the back. 

Send an Excel image to the background
Use the Send to Back option to use an image for your Excel spreadsheet background.

Right-click the image, and choose Send to Back in order to send the image behind the content that's in your spreadsheet cells.

Finishing Up!

Learning how to insert images into Excel gives you more options for how your spreadsheets look. You can even use an image as a background for your spreadsheet.

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