# Prevent imported pictures from evaluating

When I insert a picture into Mathematica through Ctrl+V, and then later evaluate the whole notebook, then the picture evaluates as well, printing out the same picture. So basically I get duplicates of the pictures I have.

Is there a way to do so pictures cannot evaluate?

• – J. M. will be back soon Aug 11 '17 at 7:19
• If the pictures are just for illustration purposes, paste them into a text cell rather than an input cell. – m_goldberg Aug 11 '17 at 12:39
• In the JournalArticle StyleSheet one finds the style Figure, which is exactly for such purposes. It is not only impossible to evaluate, but is also automatically placed in the page center, and can be later numbered through the built-in system. This StyleSheet, however, may be not what you like to use for the everyday work for one reason. This is my case. Therefore, I made a default style for myself, where I included the style Figure taken from the StyleSheet JournalArticle as well as few other useful styles. – Alexei Boulbitch Aug 11 '17 at 13:18
• Optionally, you can select the cell, go to Cell->Cell Properties-> and uncheck Evaluatable. – bill s Aug 24 '18 at 15:16