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How to display images from a range of file paths in Excel?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2020-05-28

If you have a list of image file paths, now, you want to display the corresponding images in adjacent column based on the file paths to get the following screenshot result. How could you solve this job in Excel quickly and easily?

Display images from a range of file paths with VBA code in Excel

Display images from a range of file path with an amazing feature

Display images from a range of file paths with VBA code in Excel

Here, I can introduce a VBA code to help you, 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: Display images from a range of file paths:

Sub InsertPicFromFile()
    Dim xRg As Range
    Dim xCell As Range
    Dim xVal As String
    On Error Resume Next
    Set xRg = Application.InputBox("Please select file path cells:", "KuTools for Excel", Selection.Address, , , , , 8)
    If xRg Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    For Each xCell In xRg
        xVal = xCell.Value
        If xVal <> "" Then
            ActiveSheet.Shapes.AddPicture xCell.Value, msoFalse, msoTrue, _
            xCell.Offset(0, 1).Left, xCell.Top, xCell.Height, _
        End If
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

3. After inserting the above code, please press F5 key to run this code, and a prompt box is popped out to remind you select the cells of the file path, see screenshot:

4. Then click OK button, all images based on corresponding file paths have been displayed into next column as following screenshot shown:

Display images from a range of file path with an amazing feature

If you are troubled with the above code, Kutools for Excel supports a handy feature - Insert Pictures from Path(URL), with this powerful utility, you can quickly insert the images based on file pathes or Url addresses at once.

Tips:To apply this Insert Pictures from Path(URL) feature, 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 from Path(URL), see screenshot:

2. In the Insert Pictures from Path(URL) dialog box, please do the following operations:

  • Select the list of cells which contain the file path and a cell where you want to put the image;
  • Then, specify the size of the picture that you want to use under the Picture Size section.

3. Then, click Ok button, the corresponding images have been inserted into the cells, see screenshot:

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I have a question - this VBA code is working for me (Excel 365 Mac v16.40), but it does not load the images into Excel until I import them all manually (and then delete them). Prior to my manual import, the script runs and then completes without an error, but without any images appearing. It's almost as if Excel can't see the destination path until I have made the path "visible" through the manual import.
Any thoughts as to what is happening here/how to solve without this workaround? Thanks!
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