In addition to adding images into cells as attachments, you can add images directly into your worksheets floating on top of the worksheet itself. Floating images can only be added to the Sheet view of worksheets and live outside of the data in cells. But you might want to add floating images, for instance, to include your company's logo in the header of your worksheets. Or because you wish the image to cross multiple cells without resizing rows.
How to add a floating image to a worksheet
To add a floating image into a worksheet, first, navigate to the image you would like to add and copy it. In the animation below, we copy a logo. Next, navigate to the desired worksheet and paste the image in. The paste way to paste in images is via the paste keyboard shortcut Ctrl + V or Cmd + V for macs.
Once you have pasted an image into a worksheet, it will operate like a floating image on top of everything in that worksheet. You can easily resize and move with the drag features. Or you can delete the image by pressing the backspace or delete keys on your keyboard.
In the animation above, we open a logo PNG file, select it, copy it, and then paste the image directly into our worksheet. The image pastes in at its full size, so we resize it and move it as best suits our needs.
Some larger images may take a moment to upload, but if pasting an image does not work, the image may be too large. Try decreasing the image size before copy and pasting it again.
Generally, the optimal way to include images in your worksheets is not as a floating image but as an attachment inside cells. To add an image into a cell, you will need to first set that cell or column's data type to the Attachment data type and then upload the image as an attachment into the cell.