How To Insert Clipart in Outlook? [A Quick Guide]

Last Updated on June 11, 2023 by Amit Bansal

Adding clipart to your Outlook emails can make your messages more engaging and visually appealing.

In this article, we will guide you through the process of inserting clipart into Outlook emails, making your communications more interesting and aesthetically pleasing.

Outlook offers a variety of options for inserting images into your email messages.

From classic clipart to more modern icons and illustrations, we will cover different methods to insert these graphics, ensuring you have the tools you need to create eye-catching emails.

It’s essential for our communication to be clear and effective, and sometimes, a picture is worth a thousand words.

By following our step-by-step guide, you will learn how to enhance your messages and make the most of Outlook’s features.

Preparing to Insert Clipart

Before you can insert clipart into your email in Outlook, you need to prepare a few things.

In this section, we will guide you through the process of creating a new email message and navigating to the Insert tab in various Outlook versions, including Outlook for Microsoft 365, Outlook 2019, Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013, and Outlook 2010, on both Windows and macOS systems.

We will break this into two sub-sections for clarity: Creating a New Email Message and Navigating to the Insert Tab.

Creating a New Email Message

To start, you’ll need to create a new email message.

In Outlook for Microsoft 365, Outlook 2019, Outlook 2016, and Outlook 2013, you can do this by clicking the “New Email” button located in the Home tab.

For Outlook 2010, click “New E-mail” in the New group on the Home tab.

If you’re using, you can create a new email message by clicking the “New Message” button in the toolbar.

For Mac users, go to the Home tab and click “New Email.”

Navigating to the Insert Tab

Once you have created a new email message, you’ll need to navigate to the Insert tab.

In Outlook for Microsoft 365, Outlook 2019, Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013, and Outlook 2010 on Windows, this tab can be found in the upper toolbar of the new message window.

Click on the Insert tab to open it.

For Outlook on macOS, click “Insert” in the menu bar at the top of the screen and then select “Pictures.

If you’re using, you can insert clip art by hovering your mouse over the smiley icon, which contains the clip art feature as part of the “Insert emoticon” button.

With the Insert tab open, you’re now ready to add clipart to your email message.

Ensure that your email message uses HTML format for the best compatibility with clipart and other graphical elements.

In the next sections, we will discuss how to insert clipart and properly format it within your email messages in different versions of Microsoft Outlook.

Inserting Clipart and Illustrations

Using Online Pictures Feature

We can easily insert clipart and illustrations in Outlook using the Online Pictures feature.

To do this, in the message body, click on the Insert tab, and choose Online Pictures in the Illustrations group.

A search box will appear, allowing us to search for images from a multitude of sources, including Microsoft 365, Bing Image Search, and OneDrive.

Inserting Clip Art from Office Tab

Another way to insert clipart in Outlook is through the Office tab. In the Insert menu, select Clip Art to open the Clip Art panel on the right side of the application window.

We can then search for illustrations using the search box available in the Clip Art panel. Select the desired image and it will be added to the email body.

Inserting Pictures from OneDrive

If we have images stored in OneDrive, we can easily insert them into our Outlook messages. On the Insert tab, click on Pictures, and select Browse in the Insert Picture window.

We can then navigate to our OneDrive folder, pick the desired image, and click Insert to add it to the email.

Exploring Bing Image Search

Bing Image Search is another useful feature for finding and inserting pictures in Outlook. To access it, click on the Insert tab and select Online Pictures.

In the search box, type a query, or use the available filter options to find the perfect image for our email.

Keep in mind that it is essential to ensure that the selected images adhere to copyright regulations.

Inserting Emojis and Symbols

We can also include emojis and symbols in our Outlook messages for a more personalized touch.

To insert emojis, click on the Insert tab, choose Emoji in the Symbols group, and pick from the available emoticons.

To insert symbols, click on the Insert tab, select Symbol, and choose from the wide range of available characters.

Both emojis and symbols can be resized and formatted using the font options in Outlook.

Advanced Clipart Options in Outlook

Outlook provides various advanced options for inserting and customizing clipart.

In this section, we will explore two sub-sections: Customizing Inserted Clipart and Adding Clipart to Email Signature.

Customizing Inserted Clipart

After inserting clipart into our email, we may need to customize it to fit the message’s theme or design. To customize the inserted clipart:

  1. Click on the clipart image in the email body.
  2. Use the formatting options available in the Picture Tools Format tab, which becomes active when you click on the image.

Here, we can resize, crop, rotate, or apply various image effects to our clipart.

We can also use the clipboard to copy and paste the clipart within the email or into another Outlook item.

Additionally, if we use third-party tools like Kutools for Outlook, we’ll have access to more advanced features like Auto CC/BCC, auto-forward multiple emails, and attachment tools.

Adding Clipart to Email Signature

To personalize our email signature, we can add a clipart to it. Here’s how to add clipart to an email signature:

  1. In Outlook, go to File >> Options >> Mail.
  2. Click on the Signatures button to open the Signatures and Stationery window.
  3. Select the signature we want to customize or create a new one by clicking the New button.
  4. Place the cursor where we wish to insert the clipart.
  5. Click on the Insert Picture icon (which looks like a small image) in the editing toolbar.
  6. Browse for the desired clipart file and click Insert. We can then resize or adjust the image as needed.

In addition to these steps, we may consider using the clipboard, reminding when missing attachments, and counting selected mails features while composing our email messages in Outlook, including Office 365.

This can help streamline our communications and ensure we always include the necessary attachments and information.

Moreover, if we’re using older versions like Outlook 2007, we might encounter minor differences when inserting clipart and customizing our signature.

In such cases, it’s helpful to search for version-specific instructions to ensure the proper execution of these steps.

By exploring these advanced clipart options in Outlook, we can enhance the aesthetics and professional appeal of our emails and signatures.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Add clipart to Outlook email?

To add clipart to an Outlook email, first, make sure your message is using HTML formatting. Then, click in the body of the email and go to the Insert tab.

Select Clip Art, and a task panel will appear on the right. Type a keyword in the search bar and click the Go button.

Choose your desired clipart, and click on it to insert it into the email.

If you’re using, clipart can be found in the “Insert emoticon” button (hover your mouse over the smiley icon) source.

Insert GIF in Outlook 365?

To insert a GIF in Outlook 365, first, start composing a new email message. In the body of the message, place your cursor where you want to insert the GIF.

From the Insert tab, click on Pictures and then select This Device or Stock Images.

Browse for the GIF file or search through available GIFs, select the one you want, and click Insert.

Embed image in Outlook 2016?

In Outlook 2016, to embed an image, first, begin composing a new email. Place your cursor where you want the image to appear in the message body.

Click on the Insert tab, then choose Pictures. Browse and select the image you want to add and click Insert.

Add confetti to Outlook email?

Unfortunately, adding confetti directly to an Outlook email is not currently a built-in feature.

However, you could insert a GIF or an image featuring confetti as an alternative, following the same steps mentioned in the previous answers.

Insert GIF in Outlook Mac?

To insert a GIF in Outlook for Mac, start by composing a new email message. Place the cursor where you want the GIF to appear in the message body, then click on Insert from the menu bar at the top of the screen.

Choose Photo Browser or Picture from File. Browse for the GIF you want to insert or search through available options, select the desired GIF, and click Insert.

Add Picture in Outlook 365?

To add a picture in Outlook 365, first, compose a new email message or open an existing email. Place your cursor where you want the image to appear in the message body.

Then, click on the Insert tab in the toolbar, select Pictures, and choose your desired image source. Browse, select the image you want to insert, and click Insert.

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Hello, my name is Amit Kumar Bansal, and I am the founder of Through this blog, I focus on Microsoft Outlook, offering insightful and informative content. Additionally, I produce educational videos on YouTube to further enhance the understanding of my audience. visit my YouTube Channel

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