How to Insert Picture in Excel Comment (with Easy Steps)

When you make an Excel file and share it with a group of people, inserting a comment makes the Excel file very user-friendly. You may know how to add a comment with text, but sometimes it can be essential to insert a picture comment in Excel to get a proper visualization. In this article, we’re going to show you the simple steps to insert a picture comment in Excel. Let’s get started.

How to Insert Picture in Excel Comment: Easy Steps

In our article, we have taken a dataset of some Students along with their Country of origin.


Not to mention, we have used the Microsoft 365 version. You can use any other version at your convenience.

Note: In the Microsoft Excel 365 version, Comments are now called Threaded Comments where you have the opportunity to reply and discuss the data with other users. On the other hand, Notes add remarks or interpretations of the data and work like Comments in previously used versions of Excel.

Step 1: Insert a Comment

  • First of all, select a cell where you want to add a picture comment.
  • Then, go to the Review tab >> Notes command >> select New Note.

Insert a Comment to insert picture in excel comment

Finally, you can see a box where you can put a comment just like in the image below.

Read More: Creating and Editing Comments in Excel

Step 2: Choose the Format Comment Option

  • At this moment, hover your cursor on the edge of the note box.
  • Then, right-click when the cursor turns into a four-arrow sign.
  • Eventually, select Format Comment to insert a picture in your comment.

Choose the “Format Comment” Option to insert picture in excel Comment

Read More: How to Format Comments in Excel

Step 3: Use the Colors and Lines Tab

Sequentially, after clicking on the Format Comment, a dialog wizard named Format Comment appears. Select Colors and Lines from the window.

Use the Colors and Lines Tab to insert picture in Excel comment

Step 4: Select the Fill Effects Option

Afterward, under the Colors and Lines tab >> choose the Color dropdown >> pick Fill Effects.

Select the Fill Effects Option to insert picture in excel comment

Step 5: Insert Picture

Subsequently, the Fill Effects dialog box pops up.

Insert Picture in excel comment

  • Then choose Picture from there and move to Select.

  • Insert Pictures option appears in front of you at this time. Pick From a file if you want to add an image that exists on your computer.

choose picture from file

  • Consequently, choose your desired picture from your folder just like we did here.

  • Then, again the Fill Effects window appears. But this time it will show you a preview of your image. Hit OK.

insert picture in excel comment with fill effects

  • Eventually, the Format Comment box appears and click on OK.

Finally, you can see the picture has been inserted into your comment just like in the image below.

inserted picture in comment in excel

You can add other pictures for other cells by following the same procedure.

Practice Section

We have provided a practice section on each sheet on the right side for your practice. Please do it by yourself.

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That’s all about today’s session. These are some easy steps to insert a picture in an Excel comment. Please let us know in the comments section if you have any questions or suggestions. For a better understanding please download the practice sheet. Thanks for your patience in reading this article.

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Fahim Shahriyar Dipto is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering at BUET. With over 1.5 years of experience at Exceldemy, he authored 70+ articles on ExcelDemy. He has expertise in designing worksheets at You’ve Got This Math. Currently, He is a Team Leader at Brainor. Dipto's passion extends to exploring various aspects of Excel. Beyond tech, he enjoys creating engaging kids' worksheets using Illustrator. A dedicated employee and innovative content developer, He incorporates a commitment to academic excellence and... Read Full Bio

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