Working with Images

Working with Images

Compelling documents require more than just words. In Writer, you can insert non-text elements to better illustrate your point or catch your reader's eye. Let's see how you can enhance your work by inserting images to your document.

Insert an image

To insert an image,

Place the cursor in your document, where you want the image to appear.

  1. Click More > Insert tab.
  2. Under Pictures & Tables, click the Image icon. The Image Library popup will appear. Choose from the available options and insert the required image in your document. You can insert images from your desktop, images library, web URL, Google Photos, Flickr, or directly from web search.
Note:
  • You can add images by type @ into your document and it opens up a dropdown with shortcuts to insert images and other options.
  • Make sure you have the license to use the required image.

Upload from desktop

If you think you have an image in your desktop gallery that fits the context of your content, you can use this option.

To insert images from your desktop,

  1. Click More > Insert tab.
  2. Under Pictures & Tables, click Image.
  3. Drag and drop the image you want to upload or click Choose an image to upload to insert images from your desktop.

    The image will be inserted.

From URL

You can paste a web URL of the image and insert in your document. For example, if your colleague has shared the URL of a picture and you want to upload it, you can use this option.

To insert using URLs,

  1. Click More > Insert tab.
  2. Under Pictures & Tables, click the Image icon. The Image Library window will appear.
  3. Click From URL in the left panel.
  4. Enter/Paste the URL of the image. Once you enter the URL, you can see a preview of the image. Click Insert.

    The image will be inserted.

From image library

The images uploaded will be stored in the Writer's image library. It is a repository of images, which you can use over and over again, once after uploading them.

To insert images from library,

  1. Click More > Insert tab.
  2. Under Pictures & Tables, click the Image icon. The Image Library window will appear.
  3. Click My Library in the left panel. The image library will be displayed.
  4. Select the image you want to use and click Insert. The image will be uploaded.
  5. You can also search the required image using the search option.
  6. Use the Sort By option to choose images in an easier way. Sort by newest, oldest or by name, based on your requirements.

From Google Photos

Sync your Google photos inside Writer by authenticating your Google account.

To insert images from Google Photos,

  1. Click More > Insert tab.
  2. Under Pictures & Tables, click the Image icon. The Image Library window will appear.
  3. Click Google Photos in the left panel.
  4. Click Authenticate Google.

    Log in with your credentials. Now, Zoho will request permission to access your images. Click Allow to proceed.
  5. The images in your Google Photos account will be displayed. Select any image you want and click Open. The image will be inserted.

Directly from the web

You can browse directly from within Writer and insert images in your documents.

To insert images directly from the web,

  1. Click More > Insert tab.
  2. Under Pictures & Tables, click the Image icon. The Image Library window will appear.
  3. Click Web Search in the left panel and a web search tab will appear. Search for images using the search tab. Also, filter images with respect to the License and select the required image.
  4. Click Insert.

    The image will be uploaded.

From Flickr

If you have images stored in Flickr account, you can easily upload them in Writer.

To insert images from Flickr,

  1. Click More > Insert tab.
  2. Under Pictures & Tables, click Image. A window will appear.
  3. Click Flickr in the left panel.
  4. Click Authenticate Yahoo and log in with your credentials.

    Zoho Corp will request permission for accessing your images. Click Allow to proceed.
  5. The images in your Flickr account will be displayed. Select any image and click Open. Your image will be inserted.

Images Options

You can set image dimensions, set styles, wrap images, add title, alt text and much more using the Image Options.

Set dimensions

To change the image dimensions,

  1. Click the required image to be edited and click the Settings icon. The Image Options panel will open.
  2. Under the Dimensions header, you can choose to retain the original size of the image or fit image to page dimensions. You can also customize height and width of the selected image with respect to your needs.

Set style

To change the image style,

  1. Click the required image to be edited and click the Settings icon. The Image Options panel will open.
  2. Under the Style header, choose to change the image opacity and apply borders/styles to the image.

Image Opacity: This option can be used to apply image transparency. For example, if you want an image to be in the background of the text, this option will be helpful. You can increase or decrease the percentage of opacity and apply to any image in your document.

Image Borders: Apply border, change the style and width of the border for the selected image.

Arrange an image

You can arrange the image position inline with the text, left/right side of the text, infront/behind the text in Writer.

To arrange an image,

  1. Click the required image to be edited and click the Settings icon. The Image Options panel will open.
  2. Under Arrange header, choose the wrap type. The selected type will be applied to your image. Also, set margins around the selected image or rotate your image, if needed.

Set title and alt text

  1. Click the required image to be edited and click the Settings icon. The Image Options panel will open.
  2. Under Others header, enter the required name and alternative text to your image.

Crop image

You don't have to download or open a separate app to crop your images to down size before inserting in to your documents.You can modify or crop as soon as you click on the image.

To crop the image,

Click on the inserted image.

Click the Crop icon. Crop the unwanted areas and hit enter.

 

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