5 Methods to Extract Embedded Images from Outlook Email

Sahil Verma
Sahil Verma | Updated On - 15 Sep 2022 |

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Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager which was introduced in 1997. It is an application that’s used mainly to send and receive emails. It’s also used to manage various types of personal data including calendar appointments tasks, contacts, notes, and a lot more. In this article, we shall discuss how to find embedded images in Microsoft Outlook.

What is Microsoft Outlook?

MS Outlook is not a free tool; one who wants to use it must purchase it outright or pay a subscription fee for it. One can access all their personal data with their respective phone, tablet, and other computers, by logging in to Outlook with an email account.

You can sort your email into folders based on rules you create, send Out of Office messages automatically, flag emails for follow-up, and get emails from Exchange servers. The latter means that you can configure work email as well as a personal email in the same Microsoft Outlook application. You can also delay the sending of emails; ask for receipts, and more.

What are embedded images in Outlook?

Whenever you paste images into an Outlook email, the image is embedded into the email as a file attachment. And after sending to other Outlook users, these images will be displayed as images and not as attachments. But when you send the same image attachment to another email client such as Hotmail, Gmail, or Apple Mail, the images will show up as file attachments exactly the way you send.

And sometimes this process annoys the users of Outlook because attachments are easy to save, but embedded pictures require an extra step or two. Embedded pictures can be extracted by copying & saving or by using the Snipping Tool.

How to find Embedded Images in an Outlook Email?

Outlook permits users to attach images either in the message body (which is also called an inline image) or as an attachment.

Solution 1- Extract Single inline images from Outlook

  • Firstly select the email in beginning after starting Outlook. Select the email from which you want to extract images.
  • open the emails in the preview window.
  • Select the image and right-click on it and select the Save as Picture option.Save as Picture
  • Now in the File Save wizard, select the location, specify the File name, and select Save as type to save the image. Click on the Save button.Click on the Save

The embedded Outlook image will be saved at the specified location.

Solution 2- Extract multiple inline images from Outlook

  • First, select the email from which you want to extract multiple embedded images. You can also create a new PST file in MS Outlook to extract attachments.
  • Click on the File menu. Select the Save As option.Select the Save
  • Now in the Save As window, provide the folder path to save the inline images and select HTML from the drop-down list to extract embedded images from Outlook email.select HTML from the drop-down list
  • Click the Save button to download the embedded images to the folder.

Now you can see a folder with the specific name you provided at the specified destination.

The above-discussed procedure shows the extraction of embedded inline images (where images are present in the message body section), but now we will see how to find and extract embedded images from the attachment.

Solution 3- Extract Single embedded images from the Outlook attachment

  • Open the email with the single image as its attachment.
  • Select the image and choose Save As from the menu.Select the image and choose Save As
  • Now the Save As window appears; specify a name and location for saving the image.Now the Save As window appears
  • Click the Save button. And your images are saved now.

Solution 4- Extract multiple images from the attachment

  • Open the email with image attachments. Select all the images.
  • Click the Save All Attachments option.Save All Attachments
  • After selection, click on the OK button.click on the OK button
  • Now the Save As window appears; specify a name for saving the image and browse a location. And click on the OK button.

How to extract images from inaccessible Outlook emails?

After performing the above solutions, we can say that the above method is a nice approach to save a single or multiple embedded images from Outlook. But there are huge chances of various kinds of database issues and corruption with Outlook data files (PST). Emails become inaccessible due to PST file corruption. To extract images from these inaccessible emails, you need to repair the corrupt PST files first. And the above procedure takes a lot of your time and effort. So, we recommend you Kernel for Outlook PST Repair which repairs corrupt PST files and exports them to Outlook PST, Office 365, Exchange, and Gmail. It also recovers all types of attachments, including images.

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By means of this Outlook recovery tool, one can easily repair their PST files even if they are large. It retrieves all valuable information and enables to split of the output PST file after a specified size. It easily scans the corrupt or damaged PST files and recovers deleted items. After completion of the PST file recovery process, one can choose to save specific emails in various file formats as per requirement. It allows users to save recovered email items in DBX, MBOX, MSG, EML, PDF file formats as well.

Summing up

The above-mentioned solutions are good-to-go methods to extract your embedded images from emails. But they may not work when Outlook PST files are corrupt, and emails are inaccessible. The Kernel for Outlook PST software is the best way to scan the corrupt PST files and repair Outlook 365 on Windows 10. The tool restores the corrupt PST files and displays its data in a tree-like structure. The software is very well integrated with all kinds of feature that enables the user to work smoothly. It permits its user to save recovered email items in DBX, MBOX, MSG, EML, PDF file formats as well. So, we will highly recommend our readers to go with this tool without any second thoughts. Stay tuned to our blog section for the upcoming tech blog.