Insert a picture in Microsoft OneNote

In Microsoft OneNote, adding pictures can add visual flair to your notes or help you capture and keep relevant information together, such as photos of receipts that you’ll need for expense reports or personal budgeting.

iPad

Insert a picture from a photo album

  1. On any page, tap where you want to insert a picture, and then tap Insert > Pictures.

    If prompted to allow OneNote to access the pictures on your iPad, tap OK.

  2. On the menu that appears, tap All Photos (or any other album containing the picture you want to insert).

  3. Tap the picture that you want to insert, and then tap Done.

  4. Next, do any of the following:

    • To crop the picture before inserting it in your notes, follow the steps in Crop a picture in Microsoft OneNote.

      Note: If you selected multiple pictures in Step 3, you won’t get the option to crop any pictures and OneNote will immediately insert the selected pictures.

    • To insert the picture in your notes, tap the check mark icon in the lower right corner.

    • To cancel inserting the picture, tap the circular Back arrow in the lower left corner.

Insert a photo with your iPad’s camera

  1. On any page, tap where you want to insert a photo, and then tap Insert > Camera.

    If prompted to allow OneNote to access the camera on your iPad, tap OK.

  2. Depending on what you’re capturing, select Whiteboard, Photo, or Document at the bottom of the screen, and then tap the purple button to take the photo.

  3. Next, do any of the following:

    • To crop the captured photo before inserting it in your notes, follow the steps in Crop a picture in Microsoft OneNote.

    • To insert the photo in your notes, tap the check mark icon in the lower right corner.

    • To cancel inserting the photo, tap the circular Back arrow in the lower left corner to return to the camera. To cancel taking photos, tap the circular Back arrow a second time.

iPhone

Insert a picture from a photo album

  1. On any page, tap where you want to insert a picture, and then tap the Camera icon on the toolbar that appears.

  2. On the menu that appears, choose From Library.

    If prompted to allow OneNote to access the pictures on your iPhone, tap OK.

  3. On the menu that appears, tap All Photos (or any other album containing the picture you want to insert).

  4. Tap the picture that you want to insert, and then tap Done.

  5. Next, do any of the following:

    • To crop the picture before inserting it in your notes, follow the steps in Crop a picture in Microsoft OneNote.

      Note: If you selected multiple pictures in Step 4, you won’t get the option to crop any pictures and OneNote will immediately insert the selected pictures.

    • To insert the picture in your notes, tap the check mark icon in the upper right corner.

    • To cancel inserting the picture, tap the Back arrow in the upper left corner, and then choose another picture to insert. (If you want to cancel completely, back up all the way, and then tap Cancel).

Insert a photo with your iPhone’s camera

  1. On any page, tap where you want to insert a photo, and then tap the Camera icon on the toolbar that appears.

  2. On the menu that appears, choose Take Picture.

    If prompted to allow OneNote to access the camera on your iPhone, tap OK.

  3. Depending on what you’re capturing, select Whiteboard, Photo, or Document at the bottom of the screen, and then tap the purple button to take the photo.

  4. Next, do any of the following:

    • To crop the captured photo before inserting it in your notes, follow the steps in Crop a picture in Microsoft OneNote.

    • To insert the photo in your notes, tap the check mark icon in the upper right corner.

    • To cancel inserting the photo, tap the Back arrow in the upper left corner to return to the camera. To cancel taking photos, tap the Back arrow a second time.

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