Insert a scanned or digital picture

To complete this procedure, your device (a scanner or digital camera) must be connected to your computer and be TWAIN (TWAIN: A cross-platform interface for acquiring electronic images that have been captured by scanners, digital cameras, and still-frame video capture boards.)-compatible. Make sure the device you have installed supports TWAIN by checking the device documentation or contacting the manufacturer.

  1. Open the worksheet in which you want to insert the picture.
  2. If you're using a scanner, set up the picture in the scanning device.
  3. In Microsoft Excel, point to Picture on the Insert menu, and then click From Scanner or Camera.
  4. If you have more than one device connected to your computer, under Device, click the device you want to use.
  5. If you're using a scanner, choose one of the following:
    • Click Web Quality to use a lower resolution or if you intend for your document to be viewed on screen.
    • Click Print Quality to use a higher resolution or if you intend for your document to be printed.
  6. Do one of the following:
    • Click Insert if you're using a scanner and you want to use predefined settings to scan your picture.
    • Click Custom Insert if you're using a scanner and you want to change the image settings, or if you're using a camera. Then follow the instructions that came with the device you're using.

 Note   The Insert button might be unavailable when using some scanners because the scanner software doesn't support automatic scanning. If so, you can use the Custom Insert button instead.

  1. Use the options to select the image and transfer it to your worksheet.

After the image is transferred to the worksheet, you can use the tools on the Picture toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.) to make changes such as cropping the picture, and adjusting its brightness, contrast, and color.

 
 
Applies to:
Excel 2003