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How to enlarge image when click on it in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-06-18

Supposing you have inserted a list of pictures into a column and matched the picture sizes with the cell sizes as below screenshot shown. As the inserted picture looks small, you may need to enlarge it for some purposes. This article will show you method of enlarging a picture when click on it in Excel, and recovering to the original size by the second click.

Enlarge image when click on it with VBA code

Enlarge image when click on it with VBA code

The following VBA code can help you to enlarge an image when click on it in Excel. Please do as follows.

1. Right click the picture which you need to enlarge by just clicking on it, then click Assign Macro from the context menu. See screenshot:

2. In the Assign Macro dialog box, please click the New button.

3. In the popping up Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, please copy and paste the below VBA code between the Sub and End Sub codes. See screenshot:

VBA code: Enlarge image by click on it in Excel

Dim shp As Shape
    Dim big As Single, small As Single
    Dim shpDouH As Double, shpDouOriH As Double
    big = 3   
    small = 1 
    On Error Resume Next
    Set shp = ActiveSheet.Shapes(Application.Caller)
    With shp
        shpDouH = .Height
        .ScaleHeight 1, msoTrue, msoScaleFromTopLeft
        shpDouOriH = .Height
        If Round(shpDouH / shpDouOriH, 2) = big Then
            .ScaleHeight small, msoTrue, msoScaleFromTopLeft
            .ScaleWidth small, msoTrue, msoScaleFromTopLeft
            .ZOrder msoSendToBack
            .ScaleHeight big, msoTrue, msoScaleFromTopLeft
            .ScaleWidth big, msoTrue, msoScaleFromTopLeft
            .ZOrder msoBringToFront
        End If
    End With

Note: In the code, you can assign the large sizes of the picture in the code big = 3.

4. Then press the Alt + Q keys simultaneously to close the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

From now on, when click on the picture, it will be enlarged to the size you specified, and click it again will recover to the original size as below screenshots shown.

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Lösung zu verpixelte Bilder
Ich hatte dasselbe Problem mit den verpixelten Bildern. Du musst in den Einstellungen etwas ändern und zwar:
Unter Datei/Optionen/Erweitert unter dem Punkt "Bildgröße und -Qualität" einen Hacken bei "Bilder nicht in Datei komprimieren" setzen. Dann zeigt es die Bilder nicht mehr verpixelt an. LG
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Doesnt work
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I know that a jpg loses quality each time it is saved.  That's why users are advised to save to a new filename.  This could be why people who try using this macro are ending up with blurred pictures.  A better approach would be to have two pictures - a large and small of the same photo.  The small is placed in the cell, the large in a different sheet, same file.  Then use code to show the large picture when the small picture is either clicked or hover over.  This way. neither picture gets resized and therefore should not lose quality.  I am not sure Kutools is able to do this.
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The Macro works, the problem is that when you resize the the picture in the macro, if you go bellow 1, and save, the picture will lose it's quality :(
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Hello, I'm trying to modify the the big (1) and small (0.1) values but the macro doesn't work properly. After some click the picture doesn't modify :(
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