Pictures Placed Using VBA - Results in Different Locations for Horizontal or Vertical


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Dec 17, 2018
I have been using the following code for placing a picture over a cell range in Excel. The code works beautifully for pictures obtained in the horizontal format but when a picture is selected that has a vertical format, the picture is placed far far outside the intended location. It usually ends up so far to the right of the intended location you have to zoom out to 25% to find it. I have tried several variations with handling the original orientation of the picture but to no avail. Any ideas out there about what could be causing this?

Sub Insert_Picture_Page1()

Application.ScreenUpdating = False

'Insert and Size Photo
Dim getPicture As Variant
Dim myPictureCells As Range
Dim DeadPicture As Shape

'Allow user to select the photo to insert
getPicture = Application.GetOpenFilename _
        ("Pictures (*.gif; *.jpg; *.bmp; *.tif; *.png),*.gif; *.jpg; *.bmp; *.tif *.png", , "Select Picture to Import")
    If VarType(getPicture) = vbBoolean Then
        MsgBox "Operation Cancelled"

'Unlock the Cell for the Action

'Deletes the Previous Picture
        For Each DeadPicture In ActiveSheet.Shapes
            If DeadPicture.Name = "Page1Picture" Then
            End If
        Next DeadPicture

'Sets the insertion point
        Set myPictureCells = Range("U17:AP17")

'Name the picure so it can be deleted later when replaced (2010 Excel)
ActiveSheet.Shapes.AddPicture(getPicture, False, True, -1, -1, -1, -1).Select
Selection.Name = "Page1Picture"

'Sizes the picture to fit the box
With Selection.ShapeRange
    .LockAspectRatio = msoTrue
    .Top = Range("U17:AP17").Top
    .Left = Range("U17:AP17").Left

            If Selection.ShapeRange.Width <> 269 Then
                Selection.ShapeRange.Width = 269
            End If

            If Selection.ShapeRange.Height > 201 Then
                Selection.ShapeRange.Height = 201
            End If

'Center the image and sends behind the button
        .IncrementLeft (myPictureCells.Width - Selection.ShapeRange.Width + 1) / 2
        .IncrementTop (myPictureCells.Height - Selection.ShapeRange.Height) / 2
        .ZOrder msoSendToBack
    End With

End If
'Protects the Worksheet Again
        myPictureCells.Locked = True
        ActiveSheet.Protect DrawingObjects:=False, Contents:=True
End Sub

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