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How to insert an image in cell within a google sheet?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2017-09-27

When you insert the image into google sheet by applying the Insert Image feature, actually, the inserted image is floating at the sheet but not inside a cell. This may not your need, here, I will talk about inserting an image into a cell.

Insert an image in cell within Google sheet with formula

Insert an image in cell within Google sheet with formula

In Google sheet, the Image function can help you to quickly insert an URL image into a cell, and the size of image will be based on the cell size.

An image fits on the cell size without changing the ratio:

The following formula can help you to insert an image inside a specific cell to fit the cell size:

=IMAGE("",1), then press Enter key, the specific image has been inserted into a cell, and the image will retain aspect ratio while increasing or decreasing the cell size. See screenshot:

An image stretches to fit all edges of the cell:

If you need to stretch the image to fit all edges of the cell, please apply this formula:

=IMAGE("",2), and then press Enter key to get the following result:

An image with its original size:

To insert an image with its original size and not change as the cell changes, please just use this formula:

=IMAGE("",3), and the image is inserted into the cell but keep its original size, see screenshot:

An image with custom size:

Inserting an image with a specific size, please apply the following formula:

=IMAGE("",4,100,100), then press Enter key to get the result as you need. See screenshot:


1. In the above formulas: is the image URL that you want to insert, please change it to your need.

2. In the fourth formula, 100, 100 is the specific image dimensions, you should change them as you need.

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If 47000 pictures are needed, what should I do?
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Good tutorial !
FYI now there is spreadsheet add-on ImageKit which can insert multiple images from difference sources including Google Drive, computer, and URLs, check it out
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