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Add and edit images



You don’t have to switch to another application or own additional software to create great images for your documents and presentations. Crop, recolor, and more right in Google Docs and Google Slides. Or, get suggestions for relevant images based on your content, and add them to your document or presentation.


  • Add supporting visuals to a proposal or report.
  • Adjust source images until they’re right for your document or presentation.

Add and edit an image""

  1. In Google Drive, open your document or presentation.
  2. Drag an image from your computer, or do the following:
    1. Click Insertand thenImage and choose where to get your image from (Drive, Photos, the web, and more).
    2. Double-click the image you want to add.
  3. (Optional) To edit the image, click the imageand thenImage options or Format options.
  4. Make any changes:
    • Choose a different color option.
    • Adjust the transparency, brightness, or contrast.
    • In Slides, add a drop shadow.
    • In Slides, add a reflection.

    To undo these changes, click Reset image Reset image.

Crop an image""

  1. Click your image to select it.
  2. Choose an option:
    • Click Crop "" and drag the box where you want it.
    • In Slides, to crop your image into a shape, click the Down arrow "" next to Crop "" and select a shape.

    To revert to the original image, select the image and click Reset image Reset image.

Get suggestions for images""

  1. At the bottom of your presentation or document, click Explore Explore.
  2. In the Explore window, click Search "" and search for text related to the image you want.
  3. Click Images, then hover over an image and click Add "".
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