How to convert image URLs to actual images in Excel?

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If you have a list of image URL addresses in column A, and now, you want to download the corresponding pictures from the URLs and display them into the adjacent column B as left screenshot shown. In Excel, how could you extract the actual pictures from the image URLs quickly and easily?

Convert the image URLs to actual images with VBA code

Convert the image URLs to actual images with Kutools for Excel

Convert the image URLs to actual images with VBA code

The following VBA code can help you quickly extract the actual images from the image URL addresses, please do as this:

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code: Convert the image URLs to actual images:

Sub URLPictureInsert()
Dim Pshp As Shape
Dim xRg As Range
Dim xCol As Long
On Error Resume Next
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Set Rng = ActiveSheet.Range("A2:A5")
For Each cell In Rng
filenam = cell
Set Pshp = Selection.ShapeRange.Item(1)
If Pshp Is Nothing Then GoTo lab
xCol = cell.Column + 1
Set xRg = Cells(cell.Row, xCol)
With Pshp
.LockAspectRatio = msoFalse
If .Width > xRg.Width Then .Width = xRg.Width * 2 / 3
If .Height > xRg.Height Then .Height = xRg.Height * 2 / 3
.Top = xRg.Top + (xRg.Height - .Height) / 2
.Left = xRg.Left + (xRg.Width - .Width) / 2
End With
Set Pshp = Nothing
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub


  • 1. In the above code, A2:A5 is the range of cells which contains the URL addresses you want to extract the images, you should change the cell references to your need.
  • 2. With this code, you can not specify the size of the extracted images to your need.
  • 3. The above code only can extract the actural images into the cells besides your URL column, you can not specify cell to output the images.
  • 4. You should have some basic knowledge of the code, if any character missed or incorrect, the code will not be executed successfully.

3. Then press F5 key to run this code, and all corresponding pictures have been extracted from the image URLs to the adjacent column at once, and the images will be placed at the center of your specific cells, see screenshot:

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Convert the image URLs to actual images with Kutools for Excel

If you are not familiar with the VBA code or want to remedy the limitation of the above code, Kutools for Excel's Insert Pictures form Path(URL) feature can help you to quickly insert the cprresponding images based on the URL addresses or specific path in your computer as below screenshot shown. Click to download Kutools for Excel!

Note:To apply this Insert Pictures form Path(URL), firstly, you should download the Kutools for Excel, and then apply the feature quickly and easily.

After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as this:

1. Click Kutools > Insert > Insert Pictures form Path(URL), in the popped out dialog box, please set the following operations, see screenshots:

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2. Then, click Ok button, and the pictures will be extracted from the URLs, see screenshot:

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