How to delete all pictures or other objects in Excel easily?

If you want to delete all pictures from Microsoft Excel, it may be time-consuming to select each picture and delete them one by one. The following tricks may ease your work to delete all pictures:

Delete all pictures in active worksheet with Go To command

Delete all pictures in active worksheet with VBA

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Insert multiple pictures based on cell values in a column:

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arrow blue right bubble Delete all pictures in active worksheet with Go To command


Using Go To command can select all pictures in active worksheet. Work goes easy if we can select all pictures before deleting them.

1. Press F5 key to open the Go To dialog box in Excel.

2. Click the Special button, and get into Go To Special dialog box,then check the Object option. See screenshot:

3. And then click OK button, all pictures are selected in active worksheet, press Delete key to delete all of them.

Notes:

1. This method will select all objects in active worksheet, such as pictures, charts, shapes etc. If you do not want to delete other objects, you have to unselect other objects before pressing the Delete key.

2. This method will only delete pictures in active worksheet.


arrow blue right bubble Delete all pictures in active worksheet with VBA

Using VBA macro will help you delete all pictures in active worksheet quickly.

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys in Excel, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

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

Sub DeleteAllPics()
Dim Pic As Object
For Each Pic In ActiveSheet.Pictures
Pic.Delete
Next Pic
End Sub

3. Press the F5 key to run this macro. And all of the pictures in active sheet are deleted at once.


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1. Click Kutools > Delete > Delete Illustrations & Object . See screenshot:

2. In the Delete Illustrations & Object dialog box:

(1.) Check the Pictures or other objects option in Delete section.

(2.) Delete all pictures in the whole workbook, check the All Sheets option in Look in section; if deleting all pictures in active sheet, check Active sheet option; if deleting all pictures in specific sheets, check the Selected sheets option. See screenshot:

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3. Click OK. And all of the pictures have been deleted from active sheet, selected sheets, and whole workbook as you need.

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Comments  

Permalink +10 Simi
thanks ! it solved my problem :-)
2013-12-04 07:17 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +4 Amit Shukla
Thanks for the solution, it really helped
2013-12-09 10:45 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +4 ZEFiR
First solution Go To best for me and save a lot of my time.
TYVM
2013-12-16 13:32 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +2 Greg
Wow, That f5 is going to save me a lot of time. Thanks!
2013-12-23 21:29 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +1 Juan
very good!solved my problem.Thanks!
2014-01-06 07:56 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 E
Hallelujah! This just saved me a TON of time.
2014-01-28 17:48 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Luke
Great! Thanks that saved me a lot of time!
2014-02-05 23:38 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +6 Eddie
F5 is now my excel best friend :lol: . Kudos!!!!
2014-02-14 20:16 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +6 Liz
THANK YOU!!!!! WISH I WOULD HAVE GOOGLED MY QUESTION SOONER. VERY HELPFUL!!!
2014-03-12 16:33 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +1 Anwar
AWESOME :)
Saved me lot of time with the 1st method. Thanks..
2014-04-03 06:04 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +2 Rick D
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! First method worked for me too!

I had some files that I created by copying/pasting tables from a web page, but it would copy these tiny icon pictures too.

Before, I would click Ctrl-6 to get rid of them, but it only hides them. I just discovered that if I try to upload my file to Google Docs and let it be converted to their format, the pictures came back. So doing this procedure got rid of them permanently. Thanks!
2014-04-04 16:32 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 yogesh bhatia
Excellent ! Helped a lot in office work.
2014-04-04 17:11 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Prakash
Thanks a Lot Saved my time.
2014-04-23 16:04 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 PHANINDRA SHARMA
Thanks......... ............... ............... ...
2014-05-03 09:27 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 j8mie
Thanks for posting up this tip. You have saved me so much time.
2014-05-27 16:40 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 jelaoufi
Thanks a lot ... ur the best !!!!
2014-06-02 09:50 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 thadson
Right on! Easy and effective! You are tha man... :-)
2014-07-14 11:44 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Shruthi
It helps me alot thank q so much :-)
2014-07-16 04:23 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +1 sao
thx buddy, really helps me. 8)
2014-07-17 04:47 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +1 Dede_
Super easy and quick, that's how I like my solutions!

Thanks a bunch!
2014-07-18 18:14 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 F.Rehman
Thanks alot, save precious time
2014-07-21 07:51 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Mina Roque
H. DO you know how can I delete pictures in the whole workbook except for the pictures in first tab?
2014-07-24 09:12 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Dean
Thank you so much, this was driving me mad!
2014-08-14 13:17 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Awsomesause
The was freaking awesome!!!!
2014-09-05 14:16 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 MOHD NASEEM
Thanks for help. :-)
2014-09-17 12:36 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Ramesh Koli
F5 shortcut and macro are really useful. Thanks for sharing such useful information.
Regards
2014-09-29 05:30 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 mari athens greece
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! 1st choise...easy and so time saving
2014-10-02 08:05 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Damir
Thanks man,

You gotta drink when you come in Zagreb!
2014-10-09 09:27 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 # Kami
It was driving me crazy. Thanks for useful information. It saved me a lot of time.
2014-10-15 13:41 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink -1 Alex1234
thank you very much, it saved me a lot of time and nerves
2014-11-21 04:22 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +1 Mahendra Singh
HI,

i am unable to remove the picture from excel 2003,
2014-12-05 14:06 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Junaid Khan
THANX ALOTTTTTT...
2015-04-02 08:04 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 misbips
I found in Office 2013 that if you have a worksheet open if you have any drawn items and graphics on the worksheet, you can select one graphic, hold down CTRL + A and it will select them all. Then you can delete them.
2015-07-10 15:47 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Trump
thanks dude. You just saved me loads of time.

if you were close, i'd give you a glass of origin :P
2015-08-03 15:03 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Ashenafi
If I had known this easy magic 2 days ago, it would saved me 5 hours of work last night; and I wouldn't be as tired as I am right now. Many many thanks!!!
2015-11-12 13:33 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Claus
Wow - thanks a lot for this handy feature !!
2015-12-19 15:22 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Sushant Kadam
Thanks A Lot ......... :-)
2016-01-01 12:21 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 curt
not helpful, too bad
2016-03-16 16:15 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 mike
thanks alot awesome very helpful
2016-08-05 03:12 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Aloke Ganguli
Clearing object element from excel suggestion worked fine. Thanks
2016-08-05 13:00 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Brasuka
this is cool man, thank you!
2016-09-27 18:42 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 TX Griff
Thank you VERY much... the GO TO solution worked perfectly.

Oh, one minor glitch... F5 didn't call up the GO TO screen for me, so I GOOGLE'd it and found ctrl-G pulls up the GO TO screen just fine. You might want to put this as an alternative in the instructions.
2016-09-30 02:40 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Shah
Thanks a lot.... I am reducing file size from 4MB to 857KB..
2016-11-06 14:11 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Kate
Thank you SO MUCH. You have saved my sanity.
2016-11-16 22:45 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Musafir
GO TO Command helped a lot.
2016-11-28 18:17 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Dipak
Wow,
My file was giving me waiting of about 100 seconds in particular commands due to scraps. But now it makes it within a second as original file again.
Also saved ~20% of the file size to original slim one. TYSM.
2017-01-12 19:04 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 bharath
thank you so much


--thanks
2017-02-08 07:05 Reply Reply with quote Quote

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