How to Adjust the Transparency on a Picture in Google Docs

Pictures that you want to put into a Google Docs document can come from a variety of sources. Unfortunately the versions of those images that are available to use aren’t always exactly what we need, so we must make some adjustments to help them deliver the desired effects to our readers. One such element that you may want to adjust in your image is its level of transparency.

While there are other programs that you can use to edit your image and reduce the transparency, you are also able to make the change from directly within Google Docs itself. Our tutorial below will show you where to find and use the Image Options menu so that you can achieve the desired transparency effects on the images in your documents.

How to Make a Picture More or Less Transparent in Google Docs

The steps in this guide will assume that you already have a picture in your Google Docs document, and that you would like to adjust its transparency. If you have not already inserted your image into the document, then this article will show you how. You can also read about using strikethrough in Google Docs if you have text you don’t want to delete.

Step 1: Go to your Google Drive at and double-click on the document with the image that you wish to make transparent.

Step 2: Click on the image to select it.

select the picture

Step 3: Click on the Image Options button in the toolbar above the document. You can also right-click on the picture and select the Image Options button.

click the image options button

Step 4: Drag the Transparency slider to the right to make the image more transparent, or drag it to the left to make it less transparent.

how to change image transparency in google docs

Are there parts of your picture that you don’t need, or that you would like to remove without involving a separate image-editing application? Learn how to crop images in Google Docs using only the tools that the application provides you with. newsletter

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