Insert pictures in Office 2013 and Office 2016

You can insert pictures from different places, such as your computer, an online source like Bing.com, a webpage, or a scanned image, into an Office 2016 or Office 2013 document.

Insert a picture from your computer

  1. Click where you want to insert a picture in your document.

  2. Click Insert > Pictures.

    Office 2013 Insert Pictures

  3. In the Insert Picture box, browse to the location of the picture on your computer, select the picture, and then click Insert.

    The original picture is embedded in your document. If your picture has a large file size and makes your document too large, you can reduce the size of your document by linking to the picture instead of embedding it. In the Insert Picture dialog box, click the arrow next to Insert, and then click Link to File.

Insert a picture from an online source

If you haven’t found the perfect picture yet, try inserting a picture from an online source like Bing.

  1. Click where you want to insert the picture in your document.

  2. Click Insert > Online Pictures.

    Office 2013 Insert Online Pictures

  3. In the Bing Image Search box, type a word or phrase that describes the picture you're looking for, and then 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.

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  4. In the list of results, click an item, and then click Insert.

Insert a picture from a webpage

  1. Open your document.

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

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

Insert a picture from a scanner

You can scan images into OneNote and then paste them into your document. Here’s how:

  1. In OneNote, open or create the page where you want to insert the scan and click here you want the scan to appear.

  2. Click Insert > Scanned Image.

    Office 2013 Insert Scanned Image

  3. Choose a scan resolution by clicking either Web Quality (best for on-screen display only) or Print Quality (best if you plan to print the scanned image). Your scanner model may give you additional options.

  4. Click Insert.

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

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

See also

Add a colored border around a picture

Add a picture as a background watermark

Add a watermark in Excel

Reduce the file size of a picture

Applies To: Excel 2016, Word 2016, Outlook 2016, PowerPoint 2016, Publisher 2016, Excel 2013, Word 2013, Outlook 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Publisher 2013, Word 2010, Project Standard 2013, Project Professional 2013



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