Saving Embedded Pictures in Outlook 2007

Outlook 2000 used to provide a simple way to save an embedded image from an email: simply right-click on the image, select Save…, and you’re done.

In Outlook 2007, you can only Copy an image to the clipboard.

One widely circulating solution involves writing (or pasting from the source) a macro which is executed by pressing a customized button.

I just discovered a different solution which does not involve code or other tools:

  • Open the message in a window (i.e. not only in the preview pane)
  • In the Actions tab, select the Other Actions dropdown
  • Select View in Browser

This opens your default browser displaying the original HTML email and automatically downloading embedded images. Use your browser’s menu and commands to download the images.

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