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Q: How to extract pictures from an excel file? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: How to extract pictures from an excel file?
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: may88-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 27 Jul 2006 09:54 PDT
Expires: 26 Aug 2006 09:54 PDT
Question ID: 750102
I have this excel files with  lots of product pictures in it.  I need
to post all these pictures up on my website.  The problem I am having
is I do not know how to save these pictures in jpg to post on my

When I am in the excel file, I right click on the picture, and nowhere
I see the "save as" option.

How would I go about extracting all these pictures and be able to
upload it on a website?

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 27 Jul 2006 10:31 PDT
Have you tried copying the image and then pasting it into Paint?

You can then save it to your hard drive.
Subject: Re: How to extract pictures from an excel file?
Answered By: keystroke-ga on 27 Jul 2006 12:22 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Right click the images in EXCEL and you should the word "copy", click this word.

Now click

and type in

"mspaint" and press enter (do not use quotes).

Once this is loaded click EDIT then PASTE and the imagine will be
pasted into the MSPAINT window.

From here you can click FILE -> SAVE AS and you can save the file to
any location on your harddrive.


Request for Answer Clarification by may88-ga on 27 Jul 2006 14:15 PDT

I tried it but the picture looks horrible.  It looks nice in my excel
file, but after pasting it on mspaint, it looks unclear and all mess

What can I do?

Clarification of Answer by keystroke-ga on 27 Jul 2006 15:05 PDT
The other option you can do is this,

when you have the excel file open press PRINT SCREEN on your keyboard
with the picture showing.

Load MS PAINT in the same way and press EDIT -> PASTE and now crop the
picture so you can see what you would like.

If that does not work for you I'll check for a bug fix tomorrow.


Request for Answer Clarification by may88-ga on 27 Jul 2006 19:25 PDT

Print screen doesn't work.  I manage to copy the picture and paste it
on mspaint, but the problem is MSPAINT.  The colors come out very
weird after I paste it - I wish I could post picture up here and show

Is there any other way than to use mspaint ?

Clarification of Answer by keystroke-ga on 28 Jul 2006 00:15 PDT
Listed on this page are some alternatives to MSPAINT.

Paintshop Pro and Photoshop are the big photo editors from what I understand.

If you would like to try a free demo of Photoshop you can go here

and click TRY NOW (win) (on the right hand side).

If you would like a demo of Paint Shop Pro X you can get it from here

(you need to register)

The good news is that while Photoshop is is almost 700 dollars, Paint
Shop Pro is 79.00 dollars, so a lot more affordable.

Both of these should do the trick better than MSPAINT.


Request for Answer Clarification by may88-ga on 28 Jul 2006 16:00 PDT

Thanks a lot.  I tried the corel paint shop pro and it works great -
my picture from excel file looks better and I was able to extract it
and save it as jpg.  So much better.  I will definitely be buying the
paint shop pro, and thanks again for helping me with this question.

Clarification of Answer by keystroke-ga on 29 Jul 2006 04:51 PDT
I might even buy the new Version of Paint Shop Pro now myself. I have
one of the old versions somewhere and it works pretty well!

Glad to have helped.

may88-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00

Subject: Re: How to extract pictures from an excel file?
From: keystroke-ga on 28 Jul 2006 17:01 PDT
Thanks for the five stars and the generous tip! I'm glad it worked for you.

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