How to Center an Image in Google Docs [An Easy 2024 Guide]

| | February 14, 2024

Welcome to our step-by-step guide on how to perfectly center an image in Google Docs

Whether you're creating a presentation, report, or any other document, centering images can greatly enhance the visual appeal and overall professionalism of your work.

In this blog article - How to center an image in Google Docs, we'll walk you through the following two methods:

  1. Center an image horizontally
  2. Center an image both horizontally and vertically

Let's dive in and master this valuable skill together!

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How to Center an Image in Google Docs

How to Center an Image in Google Docs?

Here is the step-by-step method to center an image in Google Docs. Let's start with the first method.

Step 1: Insert an Image in Google Docs

First open a blank document by visiting the official Home Page of Google Docs - https://docs.google.com.

Now, click on Blank Document as shown in the below screenshot.

Open Blank Document in Google Docs

A blank document will open on the screen. Now, we will insert an image inside the document.

To insert an image, click on Insert from the top menu, then click on Image and finally click on Upload from computer (see the below screenshot).

In the given screenshot, you can see that we also have an option to upload image from web, Google Drive, Google Photos, By URL, and camera.

Insert Image in Google Docs

Now, select an image from your computer to add it to your document.

Please note that you can easily get free stock photos from sites like Unsplash, Pexels, Pixabay, and more.

In the below screenshot, you can see that I have already added an image to my Google document.

Left Aligned Image

Step 2: Center the Image Horizontally

To align the image at the center of your document horizontally, first you need to select your image.

Then click on the Align option from the tool bar at the top and choose Centre Align (see the below screenshot).

Alternatively, you can also select your image and press “Ctrl+Shift+E” to center align the image.

Center Image Horizontally

As you select the Center Align option, the selected image will be horizontally positioned at the center of your document (see the below screenshot).

Horizontally Centered Image

That's it, by following simple steps, we have successfully positioned our image horizontally at the center of the document.

Now, in Step 3, we will see how to center an image in Google Docs both horizontally and vertically.

Step 3: Center the Image Horizontally and Vertically

First select your image, then click on Image options from the toolbar. It will open image properties at the right of your document.

Here, you can see that the Position option is currently disabled (see the below screenshot).

Image Options

To enable the Position option, you need to select Behind Text option as shown in the below screenshot.

As you select the Behind Text option, the Position option on the left of your document will be enabled.

Behind Text Option

Now, click on Position and select the option - Fix position on page.

It will open Quick layouts. From here, you need to select Center option as shown in the below screenshot.

Center Align Horizontally Vertically

After selecting the Center option, your selected image will be place at the center of the document, both horizontally and vertically as shown below.

Centered Image

That's it, we have successfully place our image at the center of our Google documents.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How do I center-align an image in Google Docs?

Answer. To center-align an image in Google Docs, first, click on the image to select it. Then, go to the toolbar and click on "Align" and then select ""Centre align" from the options provided.

Q2. Is there a shortcut for centering images in Google Docs?

Answer. Yes, you can center-align an image using the shortcut-key Ctrl+Shift+E. Select the image and press this short-key to center-align the image.

Q3. Can I center an image horizontally and vertically in Google Docs?

Answer. Yes, you can definitely position your image both horizontally and vertically in Google Docs. Follow the steps mentioned in this blog article to implement this.

Q4. Will the image remain centered even if I edit the document or share it with others?

Answer. Yes, the image will stay centered even if you edit the document or share it with others. The alignment settings are preserved within the document.

Wrapping Up

I hope you liked this tutorial on how to center an image in Google Docs.

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Deepak Choudhary

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