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Insert or delete images or videos

You can add or remove photos or videos in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Add an image in Docs or Slides

  1. On your computer, open a document or presentation in Google Docs or Slides.
  2. Click Insert and then Image, then choose from the following options:
    • Upload from computer
    • Search the web
    • Drive
    • Photos
    • By URL
  3. Choose an image and click Insert or Open.
Add an image in Sheets
  1. On your computer, open a spreadsheet in Google Sheets.
  2. Click Insert and then Image.
  3. Select from the following options:
    • Upload
    • Take a snapshot
    • By URL
    • Your albums
    • Google Drive
    • Search
  4. Take a snapshot or choose a photo and click Open or Select.
Image requirements

Images must be less than 50 MB and one of the following file types:

  • .gif
  • .jpg
  • .png
Delete an image
  1. On your computer, open a document, spreadsheet, or presentation in Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
  2. Select an image.
  3. Press the Delete or Backspace key on your keyboard.

Advanced image or video options

Add an image from your desktop or the web

These features aren’t available on Google Sheets.

Drag an image

To move an image into your document or presentation, drag it from your desktop or a website. It may take a moment for your image to appear.

Copy & paste an image

Copy an image from your desktop or the web and paste it directly into your document or presentation. It may take a moment for your image to appear.

Replace an image

You can replace an image without changes to the size or layout of the original image.

  1. On your computer, open a document, spreadsheet, or presentation in Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
  2. Click the image you want to replace.
    • In a document, presentation, or drawing: Right-click, and select Replace image.
    • In a spreadsheet: In the top right corner of the image, click More More and then Replace image.
  3. Choose an image to replace the original.
  4. Click Replace or Select.
Add a video to a presentation
  1. On your computer, open a presentation in Google Slides.
  2. Click the slide where you want to add the video.
  3. Click Insert and then Video, then choose from the following options:
    • Search YouTube
    • By URL
    • Google Drive
  4. Choose a video and click Select.
Add an image to spreadsheets using formulas

You can add an image to a spreadsheet using a formula.

  • Size to fit: This formula scales the image to fit inside the selected cell.
    • Type =IMAGE("URL") or =IMAGE("URL", 1) into the cell with the image URL.
  • Stretch to fit: This formula stretches the image to fit inside the cell.
    • Type =IMAGE("URL", 2) into the cell with the image URL.
  • Original size: This formula adds the image into the cell at its original size.
    • Type =IMAGE("URL", 3) into the cell with the image URL.
  • Custom size: This formula adds the image into the cell with your custom size.
    • Type =IMAGE("URL", 4, height, width) into the cell with the image URL, and your custom height and width (in pixels).

Note: When you insert images or videos, follow the image usage guidelines.

Related article

Crop and adjust images in a document or presentation

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