How to Use Google Drive Free Stock Images for Google Docs, Slides

Google Drive now offers a collection of 5000 high quality free stock images for use with your Google docs, presentation slides and spreadsheets. A few months back Google had asked the community to choose sets of 10 images which they would prefer to use in their documents and slides. Interested people browsed across Thinkstock, a popular stock images website, and suggested their favorite and most used stock images .

Now Google team has curated the collection, and offers all Google Drive users these 5000 free stock images for use in their Google documents. I heard many people still cannot locate this feature, so here is how to use the Google drive stock images.

Use Google Drive Stock Images

First you need to create a Google document.  Visit the Google drive and create a document or presentation, or spreadsheet.

create document

Lets suppose you create a new document. Now insert the image.

insert image

A new popup comes up. Now you have  a choice to choose your image. Select Google Drive > Search Option.

google drive search

Now you have  a choice to select Stock Images. Clicking on that will change the search box to search stock images.

google stock images

Now type your search term,  Google drive will reveal an excellent photo collection, and select the image of your choice. Select to add to document.

free stock images

That’s it. You can now freely resize the image and use as you like it. Use these 5000 free images from Google drive and enhace the visual impact of your document and presentations.

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About the Author: P Chandra is editor of QOT, one of India's earliest tech bloggers since 2004. A tech enthusiast with expertise in coding, WordPress, web tools, SEO and DIY hacks.