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How to export all images at once from Excel?

Supposing you have a lot of pictures in your workbook and want to save them to a specific folder at a time, usually, you can copy and paste the pictures one by one manually for saving, but it is time-consuming to copy and paste them repeatedly like this. Here, I will introduce you some tips to solve this job.


Export all images at once from Excel with Save As function

With the Excel built-in Save As function, you can save a workbook as Web Page to save all pictures including charts, shapes and other objects in a folder. Please do as follows.

1. Open the workbook with the pictures you want to save. Click File > Save As > Browse.

2. In the Save As dialog box, you need to:

2.1) Choose a folder to save the exported images;
2.2) Choose Web Page from the Save as type drop-down list;
2.3) Click the Save button.

3. In the popping up Microsoft Excel dialog box, click the Yes button.

4. Open the folder where the exported files are saved and you can see a folder and a HTML format file listed inside. All pictures in the workbook including charts, shapes or objects are saved in this folder.

5. You can keep the pictures you need in the folder and delete others you don’t need


Easily export All Images At Once From Excel With an amazing tool

The above method will extract all objects from the workbook, maybe, some of them you don’t need. If you have Kutools for Excel installed in Excel, its Export Graphics feature may help you save only the pictures you need.

After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as follows:

1. Click Kutools Plus > Import & Export > Export Graphics:

2. In the Export Graphics dialog box, please configure as follows:

2.1) Choose Pictures from the Types drop down list;
Tips: By default, all graphics including charts, pictures and shapes in current workbook are listed.
2.2) In the Save directory section, click the button to select a folder to save your exported pictures;
2.3) In the Export format drop-down list, choose the type of image you want to export as;
2.4) Click OK.

3. Then a dialog box pops up to tell you how many pictures have been successfully exported, click the OK button.

Now you can go to the destination folder and check the exported images.

Please click Export Graphics to know more about this feature.

Before applying Kutools for Excel, please download and install it firstly.


Export images and rename them with the adjacent cell values

As shown in the screenshot below, there are two columns, one contains a list of fruit names and the other contains the corresponding pictures of the fruits. To export these images and automatically name them with the corresponding fruit names, you can try the VBA code in this section.

1. In the worksheet where you want to export the pictures, press the Alt + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module. And then copy the following VBA into the Module window.

VBA code: Export pictures in a column and name them automatically

Sub ExportImages_ExtendOffice()
'Updated by Extendoffice 20220308
    Dim xStrPath As String
    Dim xStrImgName As String
    Dim xImg As Shape
    Dim xObjChar As ChartObject
    Dim xFD As FileDialog
    Set xFD = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker)
    xFD.Title = "Please select a folder to save the pictures" & " - ExtendOffice"
    If xFD.Show = -1 Then
       xStrPath = xFD.SelectedItems.Item(1) & "\"
    Else
        Exit Sub
    End If
    
    On Error Resume Next
    For Each xImg In ActiveSheet.Shapes
        If xImg.TopLeftCell.Column = 2 Then
        xStrImgName = xImg.TopLeftCell.Offset(0, -1).Value
        If xStrImgName <> "" Then
            xImg.Select
            
            Selection.Copy
            Set xObjChar = ActiveSheet.ChartObjects.Add(0, 0, xImg.Width, xImg.Height)
            With xObjChar
                .Border.LineStyle = xlLineStyleNone
                .Activate
                ActiveChart.Paste
                .Chart.Export xStrPath & xStrImgName & ".png"
                .Delete
            End With
        End If
        End If
    Next
End Sub

Notes:

1) The number 2 in the line “If xImg.TopLeftCell.Column = 2 Then” represents the column number from which you want to export the pictures;
2) The number -1 in the line “xStrImgName = xImg.TopLeftCell.Offset(0, -1).Value” indicates that you will name the pictures with the values of the adjacent left cells.

3. Press the F5 key to run the code. In the opening window, select a folder to save the pictures and then click OK.

Then all pictures in a specified column are exported and automatically named with the adjacent cell values as you specified.


Related article:

How to export charts to graphics in Excel?

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Comments (24)
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WaW Amazing ! Thanks a lot ! It works perfect for me !
I couldn't insert Milan's code inside the first one, so maybe you could update with the two codes combined ?
It is because my pictures are so small...
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Thank you! The code does the job. The only downside is it exports images in displayed size, not in original size. And it's often the case, when an otherwise large image is scaled down to fit in the cell. Is there a way to tweak this code to export original size images?

Sub ExportImages_ExtendOffice()
'Updated by Extendoffice 20220308
    Dim xStrPath As String
    Dim xStrImgName As String
    Dim xImg As Shape
    Dim xObjChar As ChartObject
    Dim xFD As FileDialog
    Set xFD = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker)
    xFD.Title = "Please select a folder to save the pictures" & " - ExtendOffice"
    If xFD.Show = -1 Then
       xStrPath = xFD.SelectedItems.Item(1) & "\"
    Else
        Exit Sub
    End If
    
    On Error Resume Next
    For Each xImg In ActiveSheet.Shapes
        If xImg.TopLeftCell.Column = 2 Then
        xStrImgName = xImg.TopLeftCell.Offset(0, -1).Value
        If xStrImgName <> "" Then
            xImg.Select
            
            Selection.Copy
            Set xObjChar = ActiveSheet.ChartObjects.Add(0, 0, xImg.Width, xImg.Height)
            With xObjChar
                .Border.LineStyle = xlLineStyleNone
                .Activate
                ActiveChart.Paste
                .Chart.Export xStrPath & xStrImgName & ".png"
                .Delete
            End With
        End If
        End If
    Next
End Sub
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same issue...
just a quick edit:
If xStrImgName <> "" Then
            xImg.Select
          [b]  xImg.ScaleHeight 1#, True, msoScaleFromTopLeft
            xImg.ScaleWidth 1#, True, msoScaleFromTopLeft[/b]


this will resize all images, so you have to close the file afterwards without saving to preserve the initial vie, but the pictures will go out in their original size.
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fixed, thank you anyway:

Sub ExportImages_ExtendOffice()
'Updated by Extendoffice 20220308
    Dim xStrPath As String
    Dim xStrImgName As String
    Dim xImg As Shape
    Dim xObjChar As ChartObject
    Dim xFD As FileDialog
    Set xFD = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker)
    xFD.Title = "Please select a folder to save the pictures" & " - ExtendOffice"
    If xFD.Show = -1 Then
       xStrPath = xFD.SelectedItems.Item(1) & "\"
    Else
        Exit Sub
    End If
    
    On Error Resume Next
    For Each xImg In ActiveSheet.Shapes
        If xImg.TopLeftCell.Column = 2 Then
        xStrImgName = xImg.TopLeftCell.Offset(0, -1).Value
        If xStrImgName <> "" Then
            xImg.Select
'            Selection.Copy
            Selection.CopyPicture Appearance:=xlScreen, Format:=xlPicture
            Set xObjChar = ActiveSheet.ChartObjects.Add(0, 0, xImg.Width, xImg.Height)
            With xObjChar
                .Parent.ShapeRange.Line.Visible = msoFalse
                .Border.LineStyle = xlLineStyleNone
'                .Activate
                .Select
                ActiveChart.Paste
                .Chart.Export xStrPath & xStrImgName & ".png"
                .Delete
            End With
        End If
        End If
    Next
End Sub
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Thank you for this great tool, It saved me a ton of time. But I've ran into an issue that most of the photos are saved as blank photos as shown in the attached screenshot. Appreciate the help. Thank you
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Hello, Mohamed
Did your problem occur when using Kutools for Excel? If so, could you upload your workbook file here if you don't mind?
So that, we can check where the problem is?
Thank you!
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I am using the code given in the " Export images and rename them with the adjacent cell values" part of the article. When I run this code I get the following error: "Run-time error '91': Object variable or With block variable not set."

When I click "debug" it points me to line 9 of the code :
xFD.Title = "Please select a folder to save the pictures" & " - ExtendOffice"

Do you have a solution to this? Your article is the only solution I can find.

I am using Excel for Mac.
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Hello, Dylan,

Sorry, our code is only applicable to Microsoft Excel, maybe you can try the code in Microsoft Excel.
Thank you!
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I am using Microsoft Excel on Mac OSX.
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I am also getting this issue using a Mac - Dylan were you able to resolve?

Are we meant to change something with the below that it is picking up as a bug?

xFD.Title = "Please select a folder to save the pictures" & " - ExtendOffice"
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Hello, thank you for this article. When I execute the code above from Export images and rename them with the adjacent cell values, I get the following error message: Run-time error '91': Object variable or With block variable not set. When I click debug, it highlights line 9 of the code. Do you know why this is happening? FYI I am using Excel for Mac OSX. Thank you
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Τέλειο εργαλείο! Όμως το μέγεθος-ανάλυση της εικόνας μικραίνει . Υπάρχει τρόπος να διατηρηθεί η αρχική ανάλυση ?
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Bonjour le code VBA m'enregistre des images blanches je ne comprends pas pourquoi. quelqu'un a une solution ?
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Hello, Sophie,
The code in this article can work well in my Excel, could you upload your Excel file here if you don't mind? So we can help to check the problem for you.
Or you can describe your problem more clear and detailed.
Thank you!
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hallo skyyang, ich habe seit neulich das gleiche problem, viele leere *.png dateien.
Your text to link
bei jedem exportversuch werden andere bilder nicht richtig erfasst.
mfg und danke
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Hello, milan bojic
Which Excel version do you use?
I have tried the code in your workbook, it works well, and all the images in your workbook are exported in the folder and renamed based on the cell value, see screenshot:
https://www.extendoffice.com/images/stories/comments/comment-skyyang/doc-export-images-1.png
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Hello skyyang, it's office 365. your code was working fine until 2 weeks ago, not anymore, see screenshot. meanwhile i found something similar that works, (combined with yours), maybe you can use that for your code.

screenshot:
[img]https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vfRlhpyzqg7QNFeYl53mTvNON3gIrFwv/view?usp=sharing[/img]


Sub BilderExportieren()
    Dim shaBild As Shape
    Dim strZielpfad As String
    strZielpfad = "c:\Tuerliste\img3\" '<== Zielpfad entsprechend anpassen!!
    For Each shaBild In ActiveSheet.Shapes
        BildExportShape shaBild, strZielpfad
    Next shaBild
End Sub

Sub BildExportShape(shaBild As Shape, strZiel As String)
    Dim xStrImgName As String
    Dim chDiagramm As ChartObject
    xStrImgName = shaBild.TopLeftCell.Offset(0, -1).Value
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    shaBild.CopyPicture Appearance:=xlScreen, Format:=xlPicture
    Set chDiagramm = ActiveSheet.ChartObjects.Add(0, 0, shaBild.Width, shaBild.Height)
    With chDiagramm.Chart
        ' erforderlich bei Excel2010, da Diagrammfläche automatisch mit Rahmen erstellt wird
        .Parent.ShapeRange.Line.Visible = msoFalse
        ' bei Excel2016 muss die Diagrammfläche selektiert vor .Paste werden - andernfalls ist das Bild leer
        If Val(Application.Version) = 16 Then .ChartArea.Select
        .Paste
        .Export Filename:=strZiel & xStrImgName & ".png", FilterName:="png"
    End With
    chDiagramm.Delete
    Set chDiagramm = Nothing
    Set shaBild = Nothing
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub


Thank you anyway
Milan Bojic
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Hello, milan bojic,
Thanks for your code, maybe it can help others in the future. 🙂
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This is great, if I wanted to grab the background colour of a cell (instead of an image) and save that as a image named with the adjacent cell how would that be an easy change to the code?
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Hi Tom,Do you mean saving the background color of the cell as an image and named it with the adjacent cell value?Sorry can't help you with that.
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thanks a lot it helped me a lot
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