How to Insert, Crop, Rotate and Save an Image in Google Docs

In this post, we'll see how to insert, resize, delete, crop, rotate, reset, and save an image in Google Docs. Let's get started.

Insert an Image in Google Docs

Go to Google Docs. Sign in if not already. Open the document and then put the cursor at where you want the image to be placed.

Hit the "Insert" at the top. Hover your mouse over "Image" option. Now, you can see these options:

Upload from computer - To upload the image from your computer.

Search the web - Opens Google Images sidebar from where you can search image and then insert the one you want.

Drive - Opens the Google Drive sidebar from where you can pick the image you want.

Photos - Opens the Google Photos sidebar from where you can pick the image you prefer.

By URL - Insert the URL of the image which you want to insert into the document.

Camera - Opens webcam which you can use to take an image and then insert it.

Image options
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Pick the option you prefer.

In this instance, I select the "Upload from computer" option. Now, select the file and then click on "Open" button.

That's it. The image is inserted successfully.

Alternatively, you can insert the image by copying the image and then pressing Ctrl + V after you've put the cursor at where you want the image to be placed.

Insert an Image in Google Docs for Android

Open Google Docs app. Open the document and then hit the "Pencil" icon at the bottom.

Put the cursor in the place where you want the picture to be placed. Hit the "+" icon at the top and then hit the "Image" option.

Now, you can see three options - From photos (To insert the image 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).

Image options in Google Docs app
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Pick the one you prefer.

In this instance, I choose "From photos." Now, find and tap the image you prefer.

That's all. The picture is inserted successfully.

Note:

Keep in mind that you should have the license to use for 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 the 50 MB size.

Resize an Image in Google Docs (Android and PC)

To resize the image in Google Docs, open the document, select the image you prefer by clicking it and then drag the blue square you prefer to resize the image.

If you want to resize an image in Google Docs for Android, then do the following:

Open the document, and tap the "Pencil" icon at the bottom. Hit the Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) at the top and then tap the "Print layout" option.

Now, select the image by tapping it, and you can see the blue box around the image. Drag the blue box you prefer to resize the image.

After you've resized, if you wish, tap the Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) at the top and then tap "Print layout."

Delete an Image in Google Docs (Android and PC)

If you want to delete an image in Google Docs, then open the document, select the image you want to remove, right-click on it and then click on "Delete" option.

If you want to delete an image in Google Docs for Android, then do the following:

Open the document, and then tap the "Pencil" icon at the bottom. Tap the picture you want to remove and then tap Overflow Menu (three vertical dots). Tap the "Delete" option.

Crop an Image in Google Docs

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    ​Sign into Google Docs and then open the document which has the image you want to crop.
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    ​Find the picture and then click on it to select.
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    ​Right-click on the image and then click "Crop image" option.
Crop image option
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    ​Now, you can see the handles around the image. Select the portion of the image you want by dragging the handle.
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    ​Once you're done with the selection, click anywhere in the document.

That's all. You've cropped the image successfully.

Note: You can't crop on the Google Docs for Android.

Rotate an Image in Google Docs

Go to Google Docs. Sign in if not already. Open the document which contains the image you want to rotate.

Once you find the image in the document, select the image by clicking on it, and you can see a blue circle.

Blue circle
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Hover your mouse over the blue circle, and you can see a crosshair over that. Now, click and hold the blue circle and begin moving your mouse in the direction you prefer.

While rotating, you can see the degree in real time. Once the image is in the degree you want it to be, release the hold.

That's all. You can see the change in the document now.

Rotate an Image in Google Docs for Android

Open Google Docs app. Open the document which contains the image you want to rotate and then tap the "Pencil" icon at the bottom.

Tap the Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) at the top and then hit "Print layout" option.

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

Now, you can see the blue circle. Hold it and begin moving your finger in the direction you want.

While rotating, you can see the degree in real time. Once the image is in the degree you want it to be, release the hold.

That's it. All done.

Reset an Image in Google Docs (Android and PC)

Here's how you can reset an image on PC and Android:

In Google Docs, open the document, select the image, right-click on it and then click on "Reset image."

In Google Docs for Android, open the document and then hit the Pencil icon at the bottom. Select the image, hit the Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) and then tap "Image Options." Now, under "Image," you can see "Reset image" option. Hit it.

Save Images from Google Docs (Android and PC)

Here, we'll see two simple ways to do this task.

The first method is for web version only and the second one is for both the web version (PC) and app (Android). Let's see what they are.

Method #1

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    Go to Google Docs.
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    ​Open the document which contains an image that you want to save.
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    Find, select and right-click the image you want to save.
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    Now, you can see "Save to Keep notepad" option. Click on it.
Save to Keep notepad option
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    ​Now, the image is saved as a note to the Google Keep, and you can see the "Notes from Keep" sidebar on the right side of the screen with the image you want to save.
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    Right-click on the image in the "Notes from Keep" sidebar. Click "Save Image As" option and save the image.
Save Image As option
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Note: As said earlier, the image is saved as a note to the Google Keep and if you want to delete that, follow these steps:

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    ​Hover the mouse over the image in the "Notes from Keep" sidebar.
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    Now, you can see an Overflow Menu (three vertical dots). Click on it.
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    Click the "Delete" option, and it will be moved to the "Trash" section of Google Keep.
Delete option
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​Also, note that you cannot use this method on Google Docs for Android.

Method #2

You can go with the above method if you want to save a few (OR selective) images from the document.

However, if you want to save a lot of (OR all) images from the document, then the above method is a time-consuming task.

How about saving all the images in the document at once? Sounds good? Then follow the below steps:

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    Go to Google Docs. Open the document which contains the pictures you want to save.
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    Click on File. Hover your mouse over "Download as" option.
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    Click on "Web Page (.html, zipped)."
Web Page option
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    ​Now, save the file, and you can see a zip file with the document name in the "Downloads" folder of your browser (Typically, it is "Downloads" folder in your PC). Extract the zip file and then open the extracted folder.
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    There, you can see a folder named "images." Open it, and you can see all the images in the document.
Images folder
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That's it. All done.

Here's how you can do this method on Google Docs for Android:

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    ​Open the document you prefer in the app.
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    Tap Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) at the top > Share & export.
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    Tap "Save As" option. In the popup, choose "Web Page (.html, zipped)" option and then tap "OK."
Selected Web Page option
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    ​Now, tap the "Download" icon at the top to save the zip file to your Android device.
Download icon at the top
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    ​Once the file gets downloaded, go to the "Download" folder in your Android device, and you can see the zip file with the document name there.
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    Extract that zip file. Open the extracted folder, and you can see "images" folder. Open the "images" folder, and you can see all the images in the document.

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