How to Insert a Picture Into a Google Doc

Google Docs shares many of the more common features that you will find in Microsoft Word. One such feature is the ability to add a picture to your document. This picture can be added from a file on your computer, or from any of a number of locations online.

If you need to put a picture into your document in Google Docs and are encountering issues, then our guide below will help you to find the menu option where you can find and insert your image.


How to Put a Picture in a Google Docs Document

The steps in this guide are performed in the browser-based version of the Google Docs application. You will be able to upload pictures from your computer, take a screenshot, add a picture through a URL, an album from your Google Account, Google Drive, or you can search for a picture with the Google Image Search. The steps in this guide will focus on uploading a picture from your computer.

Step 1: Open a Web browser tab, navigate to your Google Drive at, then double-click the document into which you would like to insert a picture.


Step 2: Select the point in the document where you want to insert the picture.

choose location for picture



Step 3: Click the Insert tab at the top of the window, then click the Image option.

click insert, then click image



Step 4: Select an option at the top of the pop-up window, the complete the steps in the center of the window that correspond to your choice. For example, I clicked the Upload option because I am using a picture on my computer, then I clicked the Choose an image to upload button.

how to insert a picture in google docs



Step 5: If you selected the Upload option as well, then you will need to browse to the picture, select it, then click the Open button.

select picture to add



You can resize the image by clicking on it, then dragging one of the image borders to the desired size.

resize picture google docs



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