How to Crop, Rotate and Add Border colors to Images in Google Docs

Borders define the contours of images and their shapes. Besides, it makes images look more polished. If you use Google Docs occasionally or regularly then, you can crop, mask, and add borders to images. The tutorial below will show you how to add, crop, rotate and format border on a picture in Google Docs.

If you need to do basic editing of images in your Google Docs, you no longer need to download and install some 3rd-party application or visit another website to get the job done. After rolling out some basic image editing to Google Slides and Drawings, the Google Drive team has brought the same tools to Google Docs.

Add borders to an Image in Google Docs

The border for an image can be added directly from the editing tools for that image. So, to add a border around an image, open the Google Doc that contains the image. You’ll need to sign-in with your Google Account to open Google Docs. If you don’t have an account, we suggest you create one.

Click on the image you want to crop and select ‘Crop’ option from the ‘Editing’ section.

Instantly, the cropping handles (blue Squares) will appear at the 4 corners of the image. You can and drag the blue squares into the shape you want.

When you’re done, press Enter on your keyboard or click anywhere else in your file.

To change the orientation of the image, i.e., rotate the image, choose the stamp like icon (as shown in the image below) and rotate the image as desired.

Now, to add border colors to the image, select ‘Border colors’ from the ‘Editing’ section and add a color of your choice. Likewise, you can customize a color. There are plenty of options available for customization.

To change the border width, select ‘Border Weight’ and set the desired border width.

Add Border colors to Images in Google Docs

Lastly, if you are not happy with the changes made and want to reverse the changes, choose ‘Reset image’ option adjacent to the ‘Crop’ option.

When done, the edited image will return to the original photo you earlier added to the file.

Please note that we have tested this feature on a PC. If you would like to perform similar functions on a mobile device such as a Smartphone, you’ll have to download the standalone apps.

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