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

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

In this post, we’ll see:

Let’s get started.

How to Insert an Image in Google Docs

PC

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

Open the document.

Put the cursor in the place where you want the image.

Hit the “Insert” at the top. Hover your mouse over the “Image” option.

You 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.

Pick the option you prefer.

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

Alternate Way

Copy the picture. And then press Ctrl + V after you put the cursor in the place where you want the image.

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Android

Open the Google Docs app.

Open the document.

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.

Hit the “Image” option.

You see these 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).

Pick the one you prefer.

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

Notes (Apply for PC and Android)

  • 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.

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How to Resize an Image in Google Docs

PC

Open the document.

Select the image you prefer by clicking 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.

Enable “Print layout.”

Select the image by tapping it.

You 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. Click on the “Delete” option.

Android

Open the document.

Tap the “Pencil” icon at the bottom.

Tap the picture you want to remove.

Hit three vertical dots.

Tap the “Delete” option.

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How to Crop an Image in Google Docs

PC

​Sign into Google Docs.

Open the document, which has the image you want to crop.

​Find the picture and then click on it to select.

​Right-click on the image.

Click “Crop image” option.

You see the handles around the image. Select the portion of the image you want by dragging the handle.

​Once you’re done with the selection, click anywhere in the document.

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

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How to Rotate an Image in Google Docs

PC

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

Open the document which contains the image you want to rotate.

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

Hover your mouse over the blue circle. You see a crosshair over that.

Click and hold the blue circle and begin moving your mouse in the direction you prefer.

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

Android

Open the Google Docs app.

Open the document which contains the image you want to rotate.

Tap the “Pencil” icon at the bottom.

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

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

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

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


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.

Hit the “Pencil” icon at the bottom.

Select the image.

Hit the three vertical dots, and then tap “Image Options.”

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


How to Save Images from Google Docs

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

The first method is for the desktop version only. The second one is for both the desktop version (PC) and the app (Android).

Let’s see what they are.

Method #1

Go to Google Docs.

​Open the document which contains an image you want to save.

Right-click the image you want to save.

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

The image is saved as a note to Google Keep. And you 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 the “Save image as” option and save the image.

Note: As said earlier, the image got saved as a note to Google Keep. And if you want to delete that, follow these steps:

​Hover the mouse over the image in the “Keep Notes” sidebar.

You see three vertical dots. Click on it.

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

Method #2

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

But, if you want to save a lot of or all images from the document, then the above method is a time-consuming task. And this one is right for that.

PC

Go to Google Docs. Open the document which contains the pictures you want to save.

Click on File. Hover your mouse over the “Download” option.

Click on “Web Page (.html, zipped).”

​You see a ZIP file with the document name in the “Downloads” folder of your browser. Typically, it’s the “Downloads” folder on your PC.

Extract the ZIP file and then open the extracted folder.

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

Android

​Open the document you prefer in the app.

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

Tap the “Save As” option.

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

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

Choose the browser you prefer.

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

You see the ZIP file with the document name there.

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

Open the “images” folder, and you see all the images in the document.