Images in Google docs and Gmail

Fri 17 April 2009 09:32, Bas van den Beld

One of the main annoyances I've had with GMail is that you couldn't 'paste' an image into an e-mail. You had to add them as an attachment. Now Google made a change.

By turning on “Inserting images” from the Labs tab under Settings, you will see a new icon that lets you insert images.

Images in Google docs and Gmail

And guess what, these images you can now make yourself in Google Docs. After programs like word processor, spreadsheets and presentations Google now added a drawing program to the Docs possibilities.

It's not a program which stands on its own, but a add-on to the Doc. Open a new Google Docs document and click Insert -> Drawing. A pop up opens with a simple drawing program where you can add figures, flow charts and these kind of images to your Google Doc. A simple but nice feature.


Comments (7)


  • Yup, Inserting images is a nice feature. I am looking for this feature from long time. At last gmail made it possible.

    Sankar Datti

    Vr 17 apr 2009, 09:35

  • this is a move in the right direction for google docs. once they let you create headers, footers and other such features then it will pose a greater threat to ms office. nice tips. thanks.


    Zo 19 apr 2009, 02:56

  • Indeed a nice feature, any idea if this feature is available as plugin as well ? This would be nice.



    Di 21 apr 2009, 16:18

    • Hans Palmers

    oops; I ment as plugin for wordpress off course.

    Di 21 apr 2009, 16:19

  • Thank you for articles

    Di 20 apr 2010, 00:35

  • Thank you for your explanation. There really useful information.

    Zo 2 mei 2010, 00:42

  • Yup, Inserting images is a nice feature. I am looking for this feature from long time. At last gmail made it possible.


    Za 31 jan 2015, 19:59


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