View Full Version : Importing images in excel - size reduction

08-03-2010, 11:33 AM
Is there any way to import images into excel just as thumbnails, even if the source image file is say 1MB? Excel does have some shrinkage feature but its not effective. I have been doing this in 2 steps, ie making a low res version of the file then importing that into the excel. Must be a better way? Any help - much appreciated.

BTW - using excel 2003

08-03-2010, 1:52 PM
(I misunderstood you, not sure what I originally suggested would work for you... )

08-03-2010, 2:42 PM
I don't think there's a way. I have 2003 also. I just looked and tried, even tried to insert an object but it won't create a thumbnail. Unfortunately, that's the busy work that needs to be done. Else if you have a photo editor that has batch capability and most of your pictures are of the same size (landscape, not portrait), you can run a batch process instead. For example, I use fireworks and I just find the right scale % number and run a batch.