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How to resize multiple cells to fit pictures quickly in Excel?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2017-04-10

As we know, Microsoft Excel supports automatically resize the row height and column width of a cell to fit filled content, such as a long text string. However, the AutoFit Row Height command and AutoFit column Width command are not valid for picture, because an inserted picture does not reside a specific cell.

Resize cells to fit pictures with VBA

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Resize cells to fit pictures with VBA

Supposing there are two big pictures in a worksheet, see the following screen shot. Someone may want to resize a cell to fit a picture above the cell. But how to realize it?


Of course, you can resize each cell automatically to fit pictures above them. However, it may be tedious and time-consuming for a number of pictures. Actually, we can apply a VB macro to resize all cells to fit pictures above them. You can do it with following steps:

Step 1: Hold down the ALT + F11 keys, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

Step 2: Click Insert > Module, and paste the following macro in the Module Window.

VBA: Resize multiple cells to fit their pictures.

Sub ResizePictureCells()
For Each Picture In ActiveSheet.DrawingObjects
PictureTop = Picture.Top
PictureLeft = Picture.Left
PictureHeight = Picture.Height
PictureWidth = Picture.Width
For N = 2 To 256
If Columns(N).Left > PictureLeft Then
PictureColumn = N - 1
Exit For
End If
Next N
For N = 2 To 65536
If Rows(N).Top > PictureTop Then
PictureRow = N - 1
Exit For
End If
Next N
Rows(PictureRow).RowHeight = PictureHeight
Columns(PictureColumn).ColumnWidth = PictureWidth * (54.29 / 288)
Picture.Top = Cells(PictureRow, PictureColumn).Top
Picture.Left = Cells(PictureRow, PictureColumn).Left
Next Picture
End Sub

Step 3: Press the F5 key to run this macro.

Now in current worksheet, if there are pictures, the cell bellow a picture will be resized to fit the picture above it. See the following screenshot:


Resize pictures to fit cells with Kutools for Excel

If you have adjusted the size of the cells as below screenshot shown, and then you want to import and resize the pictures to fit the cell sizes, how can you quickly get it done? In this case, Kutools for Excel's Import Pictrues utility can help you easily handle this job.
doc resize picture fit cell 1

Kutools for Excel, with more than 120 handy functions, makes your jobs easier. 

After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)

1. Click Enterprise > Import/Export > Import Pictures. See screenshot:
doc resize picture fit cell 2

2. In the popping Import Pictures dialog, you can specify the importing order first in Import order section, and then click Add button to add pictures from folder or as files one by one, then you can see the pictures are list in the Picture section. See screenshot:
doc resize picture fit cell 3

3. Then click Import button to show Import Picture Size dialog, then check Matching cell size option. See screenshot:
doc resize picture fit cell 4

4. Click OK > Import to display a dialog to select the cells you want to import pictures. See screenshot:
doc resize picture fit cell 5

5. Click OK, and now all the pirtcures are imported into the cells and resize their sizes to fite cells.
doc resize picture fit cell 6

Related Article:
How to insert multiple pictures into cell in Excel?

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How did you get come up with the formula (Columns(PictureColumn).ColumnWidth = PictureWidth * (54.29 / 288))? It's close but there is still a gap to the right as shown in your screenshot.
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Great and all, but i already had pictures in cells and by using the first option it obliterated like 99% of all photos already present. None were spared except for one photo which was resized beautifully except that the width of the photo was a bit thin.
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Hello Thank you for the macro. I cannot get to work in my computer though. I use Excel 2011 for Mac Any ideas? Thanks
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Hi, great macro - small correction with greater OR EQUAL in the 16 row If Rows(N).Top >= PictureTop Then
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