As it turns out, a picture is not worth a thousand words...but it could be worth a million!

  • By Matthias Moore
  • 14 Nov, 2017
As of 11/06/2017, Google simplified inserting images in Google Docs, Slides, and Keep.

As it turns out, a picture is not worth a thousand words unless you can access it with ease... this is especially true when you can add it to your presentation, document or notes quickly and easily. For this reason, Google made improvements to the image insertion process within Google Docs, Slides, and Keep.

Moving forward, when you select Insert > Image or click the Image button in
Docs, Slides, or Drawings on the web, you'll see the following options:
Upload from computer / Search the web / Drive / Photos by URL

We have all been a part of a presentation and while taking notes, we realize there's not enough time to jot everything down before the speaker moves on to the next slide? What do we do next, either lose the information or pull out your smartphone and take a photo? That photo is later lost in the sea of images that range from family to business and accidental images that you didn't even realize you were taking that photo. That said, when you take a photo, how do you link that to the notes? With Google Doc's and Keep, you can type all of your notes, and add images inside of your notes. It's a brilliant way to keep everything in one place and since it's stored in the cloud, you can access this information 24/7 from any device!

If you select "Upload from computer," you'll be taken to your computer's file manager. If you select "Search the web," "Drive," or "Photos," you'll be taken to a menu on the right-hand side of your screen that is easier to navigate and more intuitive to use. You can also drag and drop images directly from this menu into your document. If you select "By URL," you'll be given the option to input the specific URL for an image.
These options should make it easier to enhance your documents, presentations, and drawings with images.

I use this all of the time. Sometimes I wonder if people think I am not paying attention, but the reality is I am getting some seriously good notes which I am using to grow our business! You never know, that million dollar idea may have been in the slide that was lost somewhere in your images or that piece of paper you jotted it down on.
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