I am trying to upload an image (jpeg or similar) into a map. It can be on the layout view or data view. I am using ArcMap 10.1.

  • What is the function for the image you are adding (e.g. needs to be georeferenced for geospatial interpretation or is just a image graphic within the layout?)?
    – artwork21
    Jan 13, 2015 at 20:17

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On the top menu bar of ArcMap in the Layout View, click the Insert menu, and then click Picture. The properties dialog for the picture element will give you a number of options, including a useful option called "Save Image as Part of Document" which stores the image as part of the map document:

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Best Luck with this.

  • Note, however, that the image won't be georeferenced, if that's necessary. You'd have to use the georeferencing tools for that. If you don't care about that, no additional work needed.
    – recurvata
    Jan 13, 2015 at 16:38

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