How to Quickly Export All Image Attachments of an Outlook Email to an Excel Worksheet

If you want to rapidly export all image attachments of an Outlook email to an Excel worksheet, you can refer to this article. Here we will show you a more effective way than manually exporting.

When you receive an email which contains a host of picture attachments, if you want to use them for making a report in Excel, you must long for a way which can export these images into an Excel worksheet in batches. Now, we’ll introduce you such an approach in the followings.

Quickly Export All Image Attachments of an Outlook Email to an Excel Worksheet

Export All Image Attachments of an Email to an Excel Worksheet

  1. To begin with, access your Outlook application in normal fashion.
  2. Then, in Outlook window, press “Alt + F11” key shortcuts, which will bring up the “Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications” window.
  3. In this screen, you need to open a module which is not being used or insert a new one straightly.
  4. Next, you ought to copy the piece of VBA code below into this module.
Sub ExportAllImageAttachmentsToExcelWorksheet()
    Dim objSourceMail As Outlook.MailItem
    Dim objAttachment As Outlook.Attachment
    Dim strImage As String
    Dim objExcelApp As Excel.Application
    Dim objExcelWorkbook As Excel.Workbook
    Dim objExcelWorksheet As Excel.Worksheet
    Dim objFile As Object
    Dim objFiles As Object
    Dim nRow As Integer
    Select Case Outlook.Application.ActiveWindow.Class
           Case olInspector
                Set objSourceMail = ActiveInspector.currentItem
           Case olExplorer
                Set objSourceMail = ActiveExplorer.Selection.Item(1)
    End Select
    If Not (objSourceMail Is Nothing) Then
       'Save the image attachments to a temporary folder
       strTempFolder = Environ("Temp") & "\" & Format(Now, "yyyymmddhhmmss") & "\"
       MkDir (strTempFolder)
       Set objFileSystem = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
       For Each objAttachment In objSourceMail.Attachments
           If IsEmbedded(objAttachment) = False Then
              Select Case LCase(objFileSystem.GetExtensionName(objAttachment.filename))
                     Case "jpg", "jpeg", "png", "bmp", "gif"
                          objAttachment.SaveAsFile strTempFolder & objAttachment.filename
              End Select
           End If
       'Create a new Excel workbook
        Set objExcelApp = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
        Set objExcelWorkbook = objExcelApp.Workbooks.Add
        Set objExcelWorksheet = objExcelWorkbook.Sheets(1)
        objExcelApp.Visible = True
        'Get the images in the temporary folder
        Set objFiles = objFileSystem.GetFolder(strTempFolder).Files
        'Insert the images into this new Excel worksheet
        For Each objFile In objFiles
            strImage = strTempFolder & Trim(objFile.Name)
            nRow = nRow + 1
            With objExcelWorksheet
                 .Range("A" & nRow).value = objFile.Name
                 'Change the height and width as per your needs
                 .Range("B" & nRow).ColumnWidth = 10
                 .Range("B" & nRow).RowHeight = 80
                 .Range("B" & nRow).Activate
                 With .Pictures.insert(strImage)
                      With .ShapeRange
                           .LockAspectRatio = msoTrue
                           .Width = 50
                           .Height = 70
                      End With
                 End With
            End With
    End If
End Sub

Function IsEmbedded(objCurAttachment As Outlook.Attachment) As Boolean
    Dim objPropertyAccessor As Outlook.propertyAccessor
    Dim strProperty As String
    Set objPropertyAccessor = objCurAttachment.propertyAccessor
    strProperty = objPropertyAccessor.GetProperty("")
    If InStr(1, strProperty, "@") > 0 Then
       IsEmbedded = True
       IsEmbedded = False
    End If
End Function

VBA Code - Export All Image Attachments of an Email to an Excel Worksheet

  1. After that, you can exit the macro.
  2. Then, head to “File” > “Options” > “Quick Access Toolbar” to add this macro to Quick Access Toolbar.
  3. Finally, you can try this macro right now.
  • Firstly, select or open a source email.
  • Then, click the macro button in Quick Access Toolbar.
  • When macro completes, you will get an Excel worksheet, shown like the following screenshot:Exported Excel Worksheet

Protect Outlook File from Getting Corrupt

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