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Insert Picture Into Cell & Zoom Picture

excel add image to cell

We have created a template to dynamically add a picture according to the cell value in the worksheet and view this picture in its original size if we want.

When we enter a value in column A, and if there were any pictures that match that value, that picture is added to column E (For example ; if cell A2 text is “A001” or “a001” ,the added image to cell E2 is A001.jpg).
The inserted picture is sized according to cell width and height.It is displayed in the original size when image is clicked.If the image is clicked in its original size, it returns to the cell size.

excel add image to cell value

When the value in any cell of column A was deleted or changed, tthe image associated with this value is deleted.

In the folder, to find the picture of the entered text to any cell ,we entered the following codes in the Worksheet_Change procedure of the worksheet : excel insert image according to cell value

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim Pic As Picture
If Intersect(Target, [A:A]) Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
On Error GoTo son
For Each Pic In ActiveSheet.Pictures
    If Not Application.Intersect(Pic.TopLeftCell, Range(Target.Offset(0, 4).Address)) Is Nothing Then
        Pic.Delete
    End If
Next Pic
ActiveSheet.Pictures.Insert(ThisWorkbook.Path & "\" & Target.Value & ".jpg").Select
Selection.Top = Target.Offset(0, 2).Top
Selection.Left = Target.Offset(0, 4).Left
Selection.ShapeRange.LockAspectRatio = msoFalse
Selection.ShapeRange.Height = Target.Offset(0, 2).Height
Selection.ShapeRange.Width = Target.Offset(0, 4).Width
Selection.OnAction = "ViewPicture"

Target.Offset(1, 0).Select
son:
End Sub

As seen in the codes above, ViewPicture macro is triggered when clicking the image on worksheet – Selection.OnAction = "ViewPicture" -.

VBA codes of ViewPicture macro can be seen below : vba view picture orginal size

Sub ViewPicture()
    Dim shp As Shape, rng As String, bu, su As Double
    Dim orignl_big As Single
    Dim shpH As Double, shpOriH As Double

    orignl_big = 1
    Set shp = ActiveSheet.Shapes(Application.Caller)

 rng = shp.TopLeftCell.Address
bu = Range(rng).Offset(0, 0).Width
su = Range(rng).Offset(0, 0).Height

    shpH = shp.Height
    shp.ScaleHeight 1, msoTrue, msoScaleFromTopLeft
    shpOriH = shp.Height
    
    If Round(shpH / shpOriH, 2) = 1 Then
    With shp
            .LockAspectRatio = msoFalse
            .Height = su
            .Width = bu
            .ZOrder msoSendToBack
    End With
   
    Else
        shp.ScaleHeight orignl_big, msoTrue, msoScaleFromTopLeft
        shp.ScaleWidth orignl_big, msoTrue, msoScaleFromTopLeft
        shp.ZOrder msoBringToFront
    End If
End Sub

A simple but effective and useful the image inserting macro.

📥 Sample files can be downloaded here