Insert a picture in an Office 2010 email message

Pictures and clip art can be inserted or copied into an email message from many sources.

You can also change how a picture or clip art is positioned with text inside an email message.

What do you want to do?

Insert clip art

Insert a picture from a web page

Insert a picture from a file

Change a picture's positioning within text

Insert clip art

  1. In an open message, on the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click Clip Art.

  2. In the Clip Art task pane, in the Search for text box, type a word or phrase that describes the clip art that you want, or type all or some of the file name of the clip art.

  3. To narrow your search, do one or both of the following:

    • To limit the search results to a specific collection of clip art, in the Search in box, click the arrow and select the collection you want to search.

      When you search for clip art and pictures online, you'll be directed to Bing. You're responsible for respecting copyright, and the license filter in Bing can help you choose which images to use.

    • To limit the search results to clip art, click the arrow in the Results should be box and select the check box next to Clip Art.

      In the Clip Art task pane, you can also search for photographs, movies, and sounds. To include any of those media types, select the check boxes next to them.

  4. Click Go.

  5. In the list of results, click the clip art to insert it.

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Insert a picture from a web page

  • Drag the picture that you want from the web page into an open message.

    If you drag a picture that is linked to another web page, it is inserted in your message as a link instead of an image.

Insert a linked picture from a web page

  1. Open the message.

  2. On the web page, right-click the picture that you want, and then click Copy.

  3. In the message, right-click where you want to insert the picture, and then click Paste.

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Insert a picture from a file

  1. In an open message, on the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click Picture.

  2. Browse to locate the picture that you want to insert.

  3. Click the picture that you want and then click Insert.

    Note    By default, Microsoft Outlook embeds pictures in a message. You can reduce the size of the email message by linking to a picture. In the Insert Picture dialog box, click the arrow next to Insert, and then click Link to File.

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Change a picture's positioning within text

  1. Click the picture to select it. If the picture is located on a drawing canvas, select the canvas.

  2. Under Picture Tools, on the Format tab, in the Arrange group, click Wrap Text.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • To change an inline picture to a floating picture, select the wrapping style that you want.

    • To change a floating picture to an inline picture, select In Line with Text (Normal). Text won’t wrap around the picture — the picture is treated as if it were part of the text.

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Applies To: Outlook 2010



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