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How to Search For (and Add) Free Images Right Within Google Docs

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If your document needs some imagery, you can insert free images from right within Google Docs. You don’t need to be out scouring the Internet every time you need an image. Instead, you should learn to take advantage of the free tools right within the app that will allow you to search for and insert images in your doc in just a few easy steps.

  1. In Google Docs, click on the Insert menu at the top of the screen, and scroll down to Image.
  2. In the window that opens up, you’ll see all the usual options for inserting images from your Drive, from a URL, or from your computer. However, you should also see the Search option on the far right-hand side of the window. Click on that.
  3. Here you will get a search bar. The results that are displayed will be labeled for commercial reuse with modifications, so you know that you can safely use these images. Search for the keyword(s) you’d like. The search pulls from Google, LIFE, and stock images.
  4. Click on the image you want. Click Select, and it will insert into your document. From there, you’re free to adjust or resize it as required.

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