Insert a Photograph Inside an Excel Comment

This post is a quick tip to show off your Excel comments with a photograph you took. That’s right, instead of having a yellow comment, add some pixel magic with a photo. Here’s how.
First right click and insert the comments in whatever cell you wish.

Create Comments yellow fill default Excel

While in edit mode (right click –>Edit Comment), right click the side of the comment and select Format Comment.

Right click excel comment format comment

Click the Color and Lines tab.

Color and Lines Fill Effects Excel comment

Click the Fill drop down then select Fill Effects.

Click the Picture Tab then choose Select Picture. Browse for image.

Click picture then select picture for excel comment

Click Ok after you select the photo to view the results.

Tip: Make the transparency around 20-25% to make the comment appear like a watermark.

final excel comment with picture comment

About Steve Chase

I'm a proud husband and dad to 4 boys! Microsoft Certified Trainer and Boy Scout Leader are some of things I call myself. The Cincinnati Reds are my favorite team! When not outdoors, I enjoy working with documents in Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Visio and Photoshop. My wife, Erin, shares her awesome recipes on her blog at
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2 Responses to Insert a Photograph Inside an Excel Comment

  1. Thanks this can be helpful.

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