ExcelArt Freeware brightens up your Excel spreadsheets by importing your image files to create little works of art. You can convert Bitmaps, Jpegs, GIFs and PNG images into colourful mosaics in minutes or even seconds.
The program is great for customising spreadsheets with logos, photos, etc. Why not use it to see your face in a spreadsheet!
You can choose the resolution of the final Excel image (i.e. how many cells it takes up). ExcelArt Freeware estimates the final Excel filesize in advance.
To use the program, simply download the zip file and unzip the conrents to a new folder. The program is run by clicking on the executable (.exe) file – no installation is required.
The program requires Excel 2007 (or higher) to be installed. It will not work with previous versions of Excel since these limit the number of colours per worksheet.
It also requires NET framework 2.0 (or higher), which most users will already have installed.
How to Convert Your Images to Excel Mosaics
Simply click on the “Click to locate image…” button to browse to an image file, which gets displayed on the left hand box of the main screen. The right hand box shows a preview of what the image might look like in Excel, including how many cells it will take up in Excel and what the final file size is likely to be. You get the chance to change the resolution using the slider under the preview image.
Clicking the “Create ExcelArt” button creates the Excel file and saves it in the same directory as the application.
ExcelArt is a pretty innovative tool to pep up your boring excels, and it is totally free. Another interesting excel based freeware that you can try is Excel based Tweeter.