Insert pictures in Office 2013 and Office 2016

Pictures can be inserted (or copied) from many different places, including a computer, an online source like Bing.com, or a Web page into an Office 2016 or Office 2013 document.

Insert a picture from your computer

  1. Find the location in your document where you want to insert a picture.

  2. On the Insert tab, choose Pictures.

    The Pictures icon is highlighted on the Insert tab.

  3. Browse to the picture you want to insert, select it, and then choose Insert.

    Note: By default, the picture is embedded in a document. You can reduce the size of your document by linking to the picture instead. To do this, in the Insert Picture dialog box, click the arrow next to Insert, and then choose Link to File.

  4. Once the picture is added to your document, you can move the picture or wrap text around the picture.

Insert a picture from an online source

If you don't have the perfect picture on your computer, try inserting one from an online source like Bing or Flickr.

  1. Find the location in your document where you want to insert a picture.

  2. On the Insert tab, choose Online Pictures.

    The Online Pictures icon is highlighted on the Insert tab

  3. In the search box, type a word or phrase that describes the image you want, and press Enter.

    Bing Image Search Box

    Or, at the bottom of the Insert Pictures box, you can sign in to browse your personal online image sources, such as OneDrive and Facebook.

  4. In the list of results, select the picture you want, and then choose Insert.

Insert a picture from a webpage

  1. Open your document.

  2. From a webpage, right-click the picture you want, and then choose Copy or Copy image.

  3. In your document, right-click where you want to insert the picture, and then select an option underPaste Options.

Insert a picture from a scanner

To insert a picture from a scanner, you first scan the image into OneNote and then paste them directly into your document.

  1. In OneNote, open or create the page where you want to insert the scan, and then find the location where you want the scan to appear.

  2. On the Insert tab, choose Scanned Image.

  3. Choose a scan resolution by selecting either Web Quality (best choice if you care for on-screen display only) or Print Quality (best choice if you’ll want to print the scanned image). Your scanner model may also show you additional options before you start the scan.

  4. Click Insert.

  5. Right-click the scanned image in OneNote, and then choose Copy.

  6. In your document, right-click where you want to insert the picture, and then choose Paste.

See also

Move pictures

Wrap text around pictures

Add a colored border around a picture

Remove borders or styles from pictures

Add a picture as a background watermark

Add a watermark in Excel

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