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Create Excel With Image   

This code example shows how to use the Apache POI library to create an Excel file that contains an image (either a local file, or downloaded from the net).


import org.apache.poi.hssf.usermodel.*;

public class CreateExcelWithImage {

    public static void main (String[] args) throws IOException {
        // the image will go into cell (1,1)
        int colIdx = 1, rowIdx = 1;

        URL url = new URL("");
        InputStream is = url.openStream();
        // load an image from disk instead of from the net
        // InputStream is = new FileInputStream("project-logo.jpg");

        HSSFWorkbook wb = new HSSFWorkbook();
        HSSFSheet sheet = wb.createSheet("image");
        for (int i=0; i<=rowIdx; i++)

        // enlarge image cell
        sheet.setColumnWidth(colIdx, 5000);

        // read image into memory
        ByteArrayOutputStream img_bytes = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
        int b;
        while ((b = != -1)
        HSSFClientAnchor anchor = new HSSFClientAnchor(0000, (short) colIdx, rowIdx,
                                                                  (short) (colIdx+1), rowIdx+1);
            // other possible image types are: PICTURE_TYPE_PICT, PICTURE_TYPE_PNG,
            //                                 PICTURE_TYPE_WMF, PICTURE_TYPE_DIB, PICTURE_TYPE_EMF
        int index = wb.addPicture(img_bytes.toByteArray(), HSSFWorkbook.PICTURE_TYPE_JPEG);
        HSSFPatriarch patriarch = sheet.createDrawingPatriarch();
        patriarch.createPicture(anchor, index);
            // anchor type: ClientAnchor.MOVE_AND_RESIZE
            //              ClientAnchor.MOVE_DONT_RESIZE
            //              ClientAnchor.DONT_MOVE_AND_RESIZE

        // write file to disk
        FileOutputStream fos = new FileOutputStream("image.xls");

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