how to compress pictures in an excel file

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Qualserv, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Qualserv macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2009
    Can someone tell me how to compress pictures in an excel file while saving it on my mac ?
  2. Illicit macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2007
    Waterloo, ON
    Open Excel
    Insert -> Picture -> From File
    Then just drag the corners of the picture until you're satisfied with its size and save the document.

    You cannot change the format of the picture in excel.
  3. ExcelMichelle macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2012
    Even Better...

    If you already have your file full of images (like I did) you can:

    ctrl+click on the picture and "Save Image As"
    save a .png to the desktop
    then drag'n'drop those back into place on the xls document
    save, and see how much you've compressed

    Kinda tedious, but not as much as re-opening the files in photoshop and resizing (unless you know how to batch process files, but that's another thread I think).

    In any case, I got my 32MB file down to 442KB.

    OH YEAH! :cool:

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