Pictures can be a helpful addition to many types of documents. Whether you have a graph or chart that aids your information, or a picture that provides additional insight on your topic, images in Google Docs are very useful.
But your document might have a picture that you no longer want or need, so you may need to delete it. That picture might be one that was added by a collaborator, or one that you have decided is necessary.
Fortunately removing pictures from Google Docs is a simple process, and requires just a couple of steps.
How to Delete a Picture in Google Docs
- Open the document.
- Click on the picture to select it.
- Press the Backspace key to remove it.
Our article continues below with more information and pictures for these steps.
How to Remove a Picture in Google Docs (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser, but will work in other desktop browsers as well.
Step 1: Sign into Google Drive and open the document containing the picture that you would like to delete.
Step 2: Locate the picture in the document, then click on it. This will select the image.
Step 3: Press the Backspace or Delete key on your keyboard to remove it from the document.
Note that you have some other options for the picture when it is selected. For example, you could click the Replace image button in the toolbar and select a different image that you wish to use.
Alternatively you could click the Image options button and perform some formatting adjustments, resize it, or rotate it.
Find out how to add a link to a picture in Google Docs if you want your readers to be able to click on the image and open a Web page.
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