How to insert image or picture dynamically in cell based on cell value in Excel?
In many cases, you may need to insert image dynamically in cell based on cell value. For example, you want the corresponding images to be dynamically changed with the different values you entering in a specified cell. This article will show you how to achieve it.
As below screenshot shown, you want to display corresponding pictures dynamically based on the value you entered in cell G2. When entering Banana in cell G2, the banana picture will be displayed in cell H2. While entering Pineapple in cell G2, the picture in cell H2 will turn into the corresponding pineapple picture.
1. Create two columns in your worksheet, the first column range A2:A4 contains the name of the pictures, and the second column range B2:B4 contains the corresponding pictures. See screenshot shown.
2. Click Formulas > Name Manager.
3. In the Name Manager dialog box, click the New button. Then the Edit Name dialog pops up, enter Product into the Name box, enter the below formula into the Refers to box, and then click the OK button. See screenshot:
You can change them as you need in the above formula.
4. Close the Name Manager dialog box.
5. Select a picture in your Pictures column, and press Ctrl + C keys simultaneously to copy it. Then paste it to a new place in current worksheet. Here I copy the apple picture and place it in cell H2.
6. Enter a fruit name such as Apple in cell G2, click to select the pasted picture, and enter formula =Product into the Formula Bar, then press the Enter key. See screenshot:
From now on, when changing to any fruit name in cell G2, pictures in cell H2 will turn into corresponding one dynamically.
You can pick the fruit name quickly by creating a drop-down list containing all fruit names in cell G2 as below screenshot shown.
For many Excel newbies, the above method is not easy to handle. Here recommend the Picture Drop-down List feature of Kutools for Excel. With this feature, you can easily create a dynamic drop-down list with values and pictures totally matching.
Before applying Kutools for Excel, please download and install it firstly.
Please do as follows to apply the Picture Drop-down List feature of Kutools for Excel to create a dynamic picture drop-down list in Excel.
1. Firstly, you need to create two columns separately containing the values and its corresponding pictures as the below screenshot shown.
2. Click Kutools > Import & Export > Match Import Pictures.
3. In the Picture Drop-down List dialog box, you need to configure as follows.
4. Then a Kutools for Excel dialog box pops up to reminds you that some intermediate data will be created during the process, click Yes to continue.
Then a dynamic picture drop-down list is created. The picture will change dynamically based on the item you selected in the drop-down list.
Click to know more about this feature...
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- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 5 months agoWhat if the cell value we take to change the picture has more than one word. Like a company name and logo
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agoHow can I, if no value is entered, reset to a defaut image (or nothing)?Thanks
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoHi Admin
Thanks for sharing very good article. Could you please tell me, In Ist procedure step 6, I want to enter value for G2 through a user form. Is it possible? Please help
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoGood day,
Sorry, the user form does not take into consideration in this case.
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 4 years agoCould this be used instead of conditional formatting icon sets?
I need a green down arrow and red up arrow based on percentages from other cells.
If so, how would I go about completing this?
I'm needing negative percentages (<0%) to show a red up arrow,
Neutral percentages (=0%) to show a yellow bracket. (can already be done with conditional formatting),
Positive percentages (>=0.001%) to show a green down arrow.
How would I achieve this?
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 4 years agoDear Jason,
Sorry i don't have methd for this question.
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 4 years agoLooks really great! But I need it to auto fill a cell (B1) with a picture when I type something in cell A1. Is this possible? and can we change max file count in folder? Have one with 15.000 pics, max is 10000.
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- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 4 years agoGuido, the problem you mentioned cannot be solved. Sorry about that!
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 4 years agoCan you please tell, how can this be looped for over 600 rows. Here in this tutorial, it changes picture based on only one cell, I need the same for multiple cells, do I need to make separate "Product" lists for that in "Name Manager", because that lists is over 600.
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 4 years agoDear Nick,
Sorry to tell you that this method can't be looped for multiple cells. You need to specify =Product formula to all needed pictures one by one manually in your case.
Thank you for your comment!
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 4 years agoThis is awesome, is there a way of creating a lookup formula on another worksheet that will look up the name and return the picture into the selected cell?
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 4 years agoHey Nick did you get how to do it, when you want to have the list of the pictures on other sheet?
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 4 years agoGreat article, really helpful for something I'm trying to do. How would you change the formula in step 3 if all of the images and names were on another worksheet? Many thanks.