While many documents created in Google Docs will consist only of text, you may occasionally create a document that includes other objects as well.
Whether that object is a table, a link, or even an image, it’s possible to include it within the content of the document.
But if you are new to Google Docs or if you simply haven’t had to include a picture before, then you may be having trouble putting an image into your document.
Our guide below will show you how to put an image in Google Docs if it’s located on your computer.
How to Put a Picture in a Google Doc
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of Google Chrome, but will work in other desktop Web browsers as well.
I am going to be putting an image in Google Docs that is stored on my computer, but there are a couple of other image location options that you can use as well.
Step 1: Sign into Google Drive and open your document.
Step 2: Place your cursor at the point in the document where you want to put the image.
Step 3: Click the Insert tab at the top of the window.
Step 4: Select the Image option.
Step 5: Choose the location of the image you want to use.
Step 6: Browse to the image and select it.
Once the picture is in the document, it may not be the right size, or it might be rotated incorrectly. If you click on the picture you will see some boxes and other controls around the picture that let you adjust it.
Find out how to add a link to your image if you would like your readers to be able to click the picture and view a Web page on the Internet.
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