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.

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5 Easy Steps to Insert Picture in Excel Comment

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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. Furthermore, you can explore Notes vs Comments in Excel to get a clearer concept.

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.

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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

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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

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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 Picture 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.

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That’s all about today’s session. And 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. Visit our website Exceldemy, a one-stop Excel solution provider to find out diverse kinds of excel methods. Thanks for your patience in reading this article.

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Fahim Shahriyar Dipto

Fahim Shahriyar Dipto

Hello! Welcome to my Excel blog! I am a big fan of MS Excel. I am learning new and exciting things in Excel and writing the process here. I think this will be helpful for you to get used to Excel. Keep visiting our website for new and updated Excel methods.

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