How to Add Images to Google Sheets Cell?

Images are highly effective in conveying certain messages. While adding images in Google Docs is easy, it’s not exactly easy in Google Sheets. One reason is that cells in Google Sheets are quite compact. However, it gets easier when you adjust the size of the cell to fit the image you need to add.



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Adding images to Google Spreadsheet cells is useful for presenting charts, graphs, and other visual representations of information. Here’s what you need to do to add images to Google Sheets cells.

Adding an Image to a Google Sheets Cell

Whenever you want to insert an image into a cell in Google Sheets, the option is to move or resize. Another option is to immediately insert an image that has been resized to fit the cell size. The challenge is that resizing the image can often degrade its quality. We’ll show you how to add an image to a Google Sheets cell and how to resize the cells with these steps:

Stage 1: Launch the Google Sheets file where you need to add the image.



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Step 2: Select the cell where you need to insert the picture.



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Stage 3: Click Add in the menu bar.



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Step 4: Click Picture.



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Step 5: Select Add picture to cell to start a dialog box.



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Step 6: Click on the preferred image source from the dialog and select the image you need to add to the spreadsheet.



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Step 7: Navigate to a specific image and then click Add.



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Step 8: If the cell size is too small to display the image properly, right-click the column label with the image.



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Step 9: Select Resize column from the list of options to launch a popup where you can provide dimension values.



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Step 10: Enter the size you want. The higher the value you provide, the larger the size of the column. You can also choose to fit the column to the size of the data provided.



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Step 11: Click OK.



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Step 1/2: Right-click on the line number with the image.



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Step 13: Select Resize row from the list of options to launch a popup where you can provide dimension values.



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Step 14: Enter the size you want. You can also choose to fit the row to the size of the data provided.



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Step 15: Click OK.



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An easier way to resize cells in Google Sheets is to move the mouse pointer to the edge of the column (left or right edge). Once it turns blue, click and drag until you get the size you need.

Moving an Existing Picture from One Cell to Another

What if you need to move an existing image from one cell to another? Don’t worry, this is possible in Google Sheets and here’s how to do it:

Stage 1: Click on the cell with the picture.



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Step 2: Right-click the cell and choose Cut from the options.



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Stage 3: Move your cursor over the new cell and right-click.



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Step 4: Select Paste from the options.



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The image moves from its current location to the new cell in your Google Spreadsheet.

Adding Pictures on Cells

The last action we will discuss in this post is adding images above cells in Google Sheets. In this case, the picture is not fixed in the cell. Instead, it appears above the cells, as the name of the process suggests. Therefore, it hides the contents of the cells behind the image. This process comes in handy when you need to add some design to your spreadsheet. Here’s how to add images over cells in Google Sheets:

Stage 1: Click Add in the menu bar.



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Step 2: Click Picture.



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Stage 3: Select Insert image above the cell to start a dialog box.



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Step 4: Click on the preferred image source from the dialog and select the image you need to add to the spreadsheet.



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Step 5: Navigate to a specific image and then click Add.



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If necessary, you can always make adjustments to the image.

Managing Google Sheets Cells Using Conditional Formatting

Now you know how to add images to cells in Google Sheets. If you want to improve the appearance of images in your Google Sheets cell, you can use conditional formatting.

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