Insert or delete images and videos

You can add or remove photos, videos or .gif files in Google Docs or Sheets. In Google Slides you can add photos, videos or audio.

Add an image to a document or presentation

  1. On your computer, open a document or presentation in Google Docs or Slides.
  2. Click Insert and then Image.
  3. Choose where to get your image from.
    • Upload from computer: Insert an image saved on your device.
    • Search the web: Search the web for an image.
    • Drive: Use an image saved to your Google Drive.
    • Photos: Use an image from your Google Photos library.
    • By URL: Insert a link to your image or insert a gif.
  4. Click Insert or Open.

Learn how to add images in Sheets.

Position & edit an image in a document 

  1. On your computer, go to Google Docs.
  2. Open a document.
  3. Click an image you want to move or edit. A pop-up window will open below with editing options.
  4. To change your image's layout, select an option:
    • In line 
    • Wrap text 
    • Break text 
  5. If you selected 'Wrap text' or 'Break text', you can change the position to:
    • Move with text
    • Fix position on page
  6. For more options, click Image options More and then All image options.
  7. In the sidebar on the right, select an image option:

    • Size & rotation: Set the size, scale and rotation of your image.

    • Text wrapping: Set how your image interacts with the text around it.

    • Position: Set the position for your image in the document. 

    • Recolour: Change the colour of your image.

    • Adjustments: Set the transparency, brightness and contrast of your image.

Add an image from your desktop or the web

Drag an image

Important: This feature isn't available for Google Sheets.

  1. On your computer, click an image on your computer or a website.
  2. Hold and drag the image into your document.

Copy and paste an image

  1. On your computer, right-click an image on your computer or website.
  2. Click Copy 
  3. Go to your document, presentation or spreadsheet.
  4. Click Paste Paste.

Tip: It may take a moment for your image to open.

Replace an image
  1. On your computer, open a document or presentation in Google Docsor Slides.
  2. Right-click an image you want to replace.
  3. Click Replace image.
  4. Select where you want to get your image from:
    • Upload from computer
    • Search the web
    • Drive
    • Photos
    • By URL
    • Camera
  5. Choose an image.
  6. Click Replace or Select.

Learn how to replace images in Sheets.

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.
  4. Select where to get your video from:
    • Search YouTube
    • By URL
    • Google Drive
  5. Choose a video.
  6. Click Select.

Add audio to a presentation

You can add .mp3 and .wav files stored in your Drive to a presentation. Learn how to upload files to Google Drive.

  1. On your computer, open a presentation in Google Slides.
  2. Select the slide that you want to add the audio file to.
  3. Click Insert and then Audio.
  4. Choose an audio file.
  5. Click Select.

Tip: You can use .wav files from Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Edge.

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Crop and adjust images in a document or presentation

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