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How to Crop an Image in Google Sheets (Easiest Way in 2024)

May 8, 2024

How to Crop an Image in Google Sheets

Follow the steps below to easily crop an image in Google Sheets. 

1. Open the Drawing Tool to Insert an Image

Instead of directly inserting an image into a cell, go to "Insert" in the menu, then select "Drawing." This opens the drawing editor where you can add images.

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2. Click the Image Icon in the Drawing Editor to Add Your Image

In the drawing editor, click on the image icon (which looks like a mountain landscape inside a picture frame) to add an image. You can upload an image from your computer or select one from Google Drive.

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3. Use the Crop Tool in the Drawing Editor to Crop Your Image

Once the image is in the drawing editor, click on it to select it. Then, click on the crop icon (usually found in the editor's toolbar) to start cropping your image directly within the drawing tool.

4. Adjust the Crop Area by Dragging the Black Handles Around Your Image

After activating the crop tool, adjust the crop area by clicking and dragging the black handles that appear around the image's edges. Position these handles to select the part of the image you want to keep.

5. Click "Save and Close" to Insert the Cropped Image into Your Sheet

Once you are satisfied with the cropped image, click the "Save and Close" button in the upper right corner of the drawing editor. This action inserts the cropped image into your Google Sheet as a drawing.

6. Move and Resize the Drawing as Needed in Your Sheet

After the drawing is inserted, you can click and drag it to position it anywhere in your sheet. You can also resize the drawing by dragging the square handles at its corners or edges.

7. Double-Click the Drawing to Make Further Edits

If you need to adjust the crop further or edit the image, double-click the drawing. This will reopen the drawing editor, where you can make additional changes.

We hope that you now have a better understanding of how to crop an image in Google Sheets. If you enjoyed this article, you might also like our article on how to add leading zeros in Google Sheets or our article on how to use the LINEST function in Google Sheets.

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