How to Save or Rotate an Image in Google Docs (and More)

In this post, you can see:

Let’s get started.

How to Insert an Image in Google Docs

PC

Open the Google Docs document.

Place the cursor where you want the image to be.

Hit “Insert” at the top and move the mouse over the “Image” option.

You will see these options:

  • Upload from computer – To upload the image from your computer.
  • Search the web – Open the Google Images sidebar, from where you can search for the image you want, and then insert the image you want.
  • Drive – Open the Google Drive sidebar where you can select the image you want.
  • Photos – Open the Google Photos sidebar where you can select the image you want.
  • By URL – Insert the URL of the image you want to insert into the document.
  • Camera – Opens the webcam, which you can use to take an image and then insert it.

Select the option you prefer.

I select the option “Upload from computer.” Select the image. Click the button “Open.”

Alternate Way

Copy the image and then press Ctrl + V after you have moved the cursor to the desired location.

Read: How to Change Text Color in Google Docs

Android

Open the Google Docs app.

Open the document.

Click on the “Pencil” icon at the bottom.

Place the cursor where the image should be placed.

Click on the “+” icon at the top.

Hit the “Image” option.

You’ll see these three options – From photos (To insert the image file in your phone), From camera (Opens camera which you can use to take a picture and then add it), and From web (To search your docs and the web).

Pick the one you prefer.

I chose “From photos.” Find and tap the image you prefer.

Notes (Apply to PC and Android)

  • Remember that you should have a license to use the image you want to use.
  • The allowed image formats are – GIF (non-animated GIF for Google Docs for Android), JPEG and PNG, and the image should be less than 50MB in size.

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How to Resize an Image in Google Docs

PC

Open the Google Docs file.

Select the desired image by clicking on it.

Drag the blue square you prefer to resize the image.

Android

Open the document.

Tap the “Pencil” icon at the bottom.

Hit the three vertical dots at the top.

Activate the “Print layout.”

Select the image by tapping it.

You can see the blue box around the image.

Drag the one you prefer to resize the image.

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How to Delete an Image in Google Docs

PC

Open the document.

Select the image you want to remove.

Right-click on it and click on the “Delete” option.

Android

Open the document.

Tap the “Pencil” icon at the bottom.

Tap the image you want to remove.

Hit the three vertical dots.

Tap the “Delete” option.

Read: How to Rename in Google Docs

How to Crop an Image in Google Docs

PC

​Sign in to Google Docs.

Open the document that has the image you want to crop.

​Find the image and click on it to select it.

​Right-click on the image.

Click on the Crop image option.

You can see the handles around the image. Select the desired part of the image by dragging the handle.

​Once you have finished selecting, click anywhere in the document.

​Note: You can’t crop on Google Docs for Android.

Read: How to Remove a Page Break in Google Docs

How to Rotate an Image in Google Docs

PC

Go to Google Docs. Sign in, if not already.

Open the document containing the image you want to rotate.

Select the image by clicking on it. You can see a blue circle.

Move the mouse over the blue circle. You can see the crosshairs over it.

Click and hold down the blue circle and move the mouse in the desired direction.

When you rotate, you see the degree in real time. Once the image has reached the desired degree, release the hold.

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Android

Open the Google Docs app.

Open the document containing the image you want to rotate.

Tap the “Pencil” icon at the bottom.

Tap the three vertical dots at the top and activate the “Print layout.”

​Find and select the image (tapping the image will select it).

You can see the blue circle. Hold it down and move your finger in the desired direction.

When you rotate, you see the degree in real time. Once the image has reached the desired degree, release the hold.

Read: How to Add a Text Box to Google Docs

How to Reset an Image in Google Docs

PC

Open the document.

Select the image.

Right-click on it and then click on “Reset image.”

Android

Open the document.

Click on the “Pencil” icon at the bottom.

Select the image.

Click on the three vertical dots and then tap “Image Options.”

In the “Image” section, you will see the “Reset image” option. Hit it.

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How to Save All or Multiple Images from Google Docs

Here you will see two ways to complete this task.

The first method applies only to the desktop version, the second to both the desktop version (PC) and the app (Android).

Let’s see what they are.

Method #1

Go to Google Docs.

​Open the document that contains the image you want to save.

Right click on the image you want to save.

You will see the “Save to Keep” option. Click on it.

The image is saved as a note in Google Keep. You will see the “Keep Notes” sidebar on the right side of the screen with the image you want to save.

Right-click on the image in the “Keep Notes” sidebar, click on the “Save image as” option and save the image.

Note: As mentioned earlier, the image was saved as a note in Google Keep. If you want to delete it, do the following:

Move the mouse over the image in the “Keep Notes” sidebar.

You will see three vertical dots. Click on them.

Click on the “Delete” option, and it will be moved to Google Keep “Trash.”

Read: How to Add Columns to Google Docs

Method #2

If you want to save a few or selective images from the document, you can use the above method.

But the above method is a time consuming task for saving images (many or all) from the document.

And this method is right for that task.

PC

Go to Google Docs. Open the document containing the images you want to save.

Click File and move the mouse over to the “Download” option.

Click on “Web Page (.html, zipped).”

​You can see a ZIP file with the document name in the “Downloads” folder of your browser, which is typically the “Downloads” folder on your PC.

Extract the ZIP file and then open the extracted folder.

There you will see a folder named “images.” Open it and you will see all the images in the document.

Android

​Open the desired document in the app.

Tap the three vertical dots at the top > Share & export.

Tap the “Save As” option.

In the pop-up, select “Web Page (.html, zipped)” option.” Tap “OK.”

​Tap the “Download” icon at the top to save the ZIP file to your Android device.

Select the desired browser.

​Once the file is downloaded, go to the “Downloads” folder on your Android device.

There you can see the ZIP file with the document name.

Extract this ZIP file. Open the extracted folder, and you will see the “images” folder.

Open the images folder and you will see all the images in the document.

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