How to Insert Pictures in the Body of the Text of an Outlook Email

Written by chad buleen
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Microsoft Outlook is an e-mail/scheduling/calendar program that is part of the Microsoft Office suite. You can use Outlook to send e-mail messages to friends, coworkers or anybody else who you want to contact. You can also send an image as an attachment to the email, which the email's recipient can download and save. However, if you want the image to appear in the body of the email, you must follow a different process.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Double-click the "Microsoft Outlook" icon on your computer to open the program.

  2. 2

    Click "Ctrl" and "N" to open a new e-mail message window.

  3. 3

    Type in the email address of the recipient. Then add the subject to the subject line.

  4. 4

    Write your message in the email text field.

  5. 5

    Click on the section of the email message where you want to insert the picture.

  6. 6

    Click the "Insert" tab. Then click "Picture" in the "Illustrations" group.

  7. 7

    Click "Browse" to locate the picture you want to insert.

  8. 8

    Double-click the picture file. The image will appear in the body of your e-mail message.

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