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QUESTION: I have a list of part numbers in sheet 1 column A and corresponding photos for each part number in column F. Now I have a list of part numbers in sheet 2 and I want to apply Vlookup funtion in sheet2 and if that part number exist in sheet 2 photo of that part should come in sheet 2 column B. Please help me by telling how can I do this.

ANSWER: VLOOKUP (or any function) returns a VALUE, not a picture
So if it's a macro, something needs to invoke the macro. If it's a button, it'd depend on the location of the active cell or a prompt to select the active cell. All the macro would do is look for the part number and copy the picture from column F. But that seems a little overkill since that process could be done manually (unless you're talking about hundreds of part numbers).
Tell me how you'd like to proceed.

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QUESTION: I want to do it for thousand of pictures

Run this with Sheet2 active:

Sub PutInPix()
On Error Resume Next
Dim n As Integer
   For i = 1 To Range("A60000").End(xlUp).Row
       n = 0
       n = Application.Match(Cells(i, 1).Value, Sheets("Sheet1").Range("A:A"), 0)
       If n > 0 Then
         Sheets("Sheet1").Cells(n, 6).CopyPicture Appearance:=xlScreen, Format:=xlPicture
         Cells(i, 2).Select
       End If
End Sub
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