A few days ago, I was working with a data set that included a list of companies in Excel along with their logos. I wanted to place the logo of each company in the cell adjacent to its name and lock it in such a way that when I resize the cell, the logo should resize as well. I also wanted the logos to get filtered when I filter the name of the companies. Wishful Thinking? Not Really. You can easily insert a picture into a cell in Excel in a way that when you move, resize, and/or filter the cell,  the picture also moves/resizes/filters. Below is an example where the logos of some popular companies are inserted in the adjacent column, and when the cells are filtered, the logos also get filtered with the cells.

This could also be useful if you’re working with products/SKUs and their images. When you insert an image in Excel, it not linked to the cells and would not move, filter, hide, and resize with cells. In this tutorial, I will show you how to:

Insert a Picture Into a Cell in Excel. Lock the Picture in the cell so that it moves, resizes, and filters with the cells.

Insert Picture into a Cell in Excel

Here are the steps to insert a picture into a cell in Excel: If you have multiple images, you can select and insert all the images at once (as shown in step 4). You can also resize images by selecting it and dragging the edges. In the case of logos or product images, you may want to keep the aspect ratio of the image intact. To keep the aspect ratio intact, use the corners of an image to resize it. When you place an image within a cell using the steps above, it will not stick with the cell in case you resize, filter, or hide the cells. If you want the image to stick to the cell, you need to lock the image to the cell it’s placed n. To do this, you need to follow the additional steps as shown in the section below.

Lock the Picture with the Cell in Excel

Once you have inserted the image into the workbook, resized it ti fit within a cell, and placed it in the cell, you need to lock it to make sure it moves, filters, and hides with the cell. Here are the steps to lock a picture in a cell: That’s It! Now you can move cells, filter it, or hide it, and the picture will also move/filter/hide. Try it yourself.. Download the Example File This could be a useful trick when you have a list of products with their images, and you want to filter certain categories of products along with their images. You can also use this trick while creating Excel Dashboards.

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from Bibendum wine I did all, as mentioned above, but for sure with some differences due to the Excel 2016 Version I use. Shortly: a. I included 2 pictures by means of the Insert button at the very up menu row. Include Picture. Then b. I clicked right mouse and click “Size and properties” and then activated the upper button: “depending from cell position and size”. c. When I try to insert the picture into another cell, e.g. with =$A$1 only a 0 appears. The picture is NOT shown. What is wrong??? Thanks in advance for helpful remarks. Udo Do you know what the cause of this could be? And how to prevent it? Thanks a lot for your help, I hope you know a solution to it