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Tech Tip #51: Copy Images From Google Images

tech tipsAs a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy!

Q: To copy an image from Google Images (or Bing), I right-click on the picture, select copy, then paste it into my document (with right-click, paste). But, It’s hard to move around. Isn’t there an easier way.

A: You’re probably grabbing the thumbnail rather than the real image. Before copying the picture, go to the full size image by clicking on the gallery thumbnail…

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…then copy-paste the image that shows up.

BTW–don’t copy Google images unless they’re for ‘scholarly purposes’. Or you have permission.

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2 thoughts on “Tech Tip #51: Copy Images From Google Images

  1. This still does not answer the question of the difficulty in moving pictures around or aligning text once you paste the pictures into a Word document. I have found using PowerPoint to do a text document makes it easier to maneuver, but is there not an easy way to maneuver pictures around in a Word document?

    • Yes! When you copy-paste, it adds the picture ‘inline’, as though it were text. Once it’s in, select the picture, go to ‘picture tools’ (at the top), go to ‘wrap text’ and ‘tight’ and that’ll allow you to move the picture around easily. Word’s default for inserting pictures is inline, which is ridiculous. Most of us want the move the pictures.

      Good question.

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