Add Images to Excel Files in C# and VB.NET

GemBox.Spreadsheet represents images with ExcelPicture and it supports various formats like PNG, JPEG, EXIF, GIF, TIFF, ISO, SVG, EMF, and WMF. You can add or remove images from your Excel file using the ExcelWorksheet.Pictures collection.

In PDF files, the SVG images are rendered as vector graphics, resulting in smaller file size and better quality than bitmap images.

In XLS files, only PNG, JPEG, and EMF images are supported.

The example below shows how you can add images in different formats and also positioning them in various ways.

Adding images of various formats and positions to an Excel worksheet from C# and VB.NET
Screenshot of Excel images
using GemBox.Spreadsheet;

class Program
{
    static void Main()
    {
        // If using Professional version, put your serial key below.
        SpreadsheetInfo.SetLicense("FREE-LIMITED-KEY");

        var workbook = new ExcelFile();
        var worksheet = workbook.Worksheets.Add("Images");

        // Add small BMP image with specified rectangle position.
        worksheet.Pictures.Add("%#SmallImage.bmp%", 50, 50, 48, 48, LengthUnit.Pixel);

        // Add large JPG image with specified top-left cell.
        worksheet.Pictures.Add("%#FragonardReader.jpg%", "B9");

        // Add PNG image with specified top-left and bottom-right cells.
        worksheet.Pictures.Add("%#Dices.png%", "J16", "K20");

        // Add GIF image using anchors.
        var picture = worksheet.Pictures.Add("%#Zahnrad.gif%",
            new AnchorCell(worksheet.Columns[9], worksheet.Rows[21], 100000, 100000),
            new AnchorCell(worksheet.Columns[10], worksheet.Rows[23], 50000, 50000));

        // Set picture's position mode.
        picture.Position.Mode = PositioningMode.Move;

        // Add SVG image with specified top-left cell and size.
        picture = worksheet.Pictures.Add("%#Graphics1.svg%", "J9", 250, 100, LengthUnit.Pixel);

        // Set picture's metadata.
        picture.Metadata.Name = "SVG Image";

        workbook.Save("Images.%OutputFileType%");
    }
}
Imports GemBox.Spreadsheet

Module Program

    Sub Main()

        ' If using Professional version, put your serial key below.
        SpreadsheetInfo.SetLicense("FREE-LIMITED-KEY")

        Dim workbook = New ExcelFile
        Dim worksheet = workbook.Worksheets.Add("Images")

        ' Add small BMP image with specified rectangle position.
        worksheet.Pictures.Add("%#SmallImage.bmp%", 50, 50, 48, 48, LengthUnit.Pixel)

        ' Add large JPG image with specified top-left cell.
        worksheet.Pictures.Add("%#FragonardReader.jpg%", "B9")

        ' Add PNG image with specified top-left and bottom-right cells.
        worksheet.Pictures.Add("%#Dices.png%", "J16", "K20")

        ' Add GIF image using anchors.
        Dim picture = worksheet.Pictures.Add("%#Zahnrad.gif%",
            New AnchorCell(worksheet.Columns(9), worksheet.Rows(21), 100000, 100000),
            New AnchorCell(worksheet.Columns(10), worksheet.Rows(23), 50000, 50000))

        ' Set picture's position mode.
        picture.Position.Mode = PositioningMode.Move

        ' Add SVG image with specified top-left cell and size.
        picture = worksheet.Pictures.Add("%#Graphics1.svg%", "J9", 250, 100, LengthUnit.Pixel)

        ' Set picture's metadata.
        picture.Metadata.Name = "SVG Image"

        workbook.Save("Images.%OutputFileType%")

    End Sub
End Module

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