I need some open/free software for opening pictures with functionality to copy and paste it into another application (Excel in this case).

Currently I have to: (1) Right click the file > (2) Edit > (3) Ctrl+a > (4) Ctrl+c > (5) switch to Excel > (6) Ctrl+v (the picture is put in the A1 cell) > (7) Move the picture to the correct place in Excel.

I need something like: (1) Double click to open > (2) Ctrl+c > (3) switch to Excel > (4) Paste.

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    I would say XnView but you still have to use CTRL-A. xnview.com/en
    – Chloe
    Mar 3, 2015 at 4:20

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JPEGView fits the bill. Once you've opened the image file with that application (I have it set as the default image viewer) you can Ctrl & C to copy, switch to Excel and paste away.

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    This is a great option! Really fast and very customisable!
    – ZygD
    Mar 9, 2015 at 20:37

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