Mass Upload Images In Google Sheets

The Best Way To Mass Upload Images In Google Sheets

If you need to easily bulk upload images to Google Sheets you can do that with FileDrop.

In this tutorial I’m going to show you how you can add images in bulk to your Google Sheets. This can be done by adding the images as links directly from Google Drive or inserting them as images in cells.

Step 1

What we need for uploading images to Google Sheets  is the FileDrop Google Sheets add-on. If you don’t have it, please install it. With this add-on, you can add images in bulk and do a bit more than that.

Once the add-on is installed I click the Extensions menu – FileDrop – Start. Now what I want to do is add images to a column. At the moment, the addon does the insertion into columns, top to bottom.

Step 2

Go to the Settings tab and click the option that you need. We have 3 options to insert the images, add as links, add images over cells, add image in cell. The image over cells option can be done only one at a time.

filedrop image settings


Step 3

If you want to share the Google Sheet and the images with other users or team members, you must also change the File Access Settings.

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FileDrop File Access Settings

Step 4

Based on the options above we can start inserting our images.

a. Add as links

Now I’m going to go to the Upload tab and choose my files. I already have a list of product photos. I’m going to select a few and upload them.

The images are now uploaded directly to Google Drive and the names will appear in my Sheet in the column I’ve selected from the selected cell down.

images as links

The names of the files are linked directly to Google Drive files, I can copy them and use them somewhere else. Also, if I don’t want an image I can go over an image preview I can
either delete by clicking the icon or copy directly using the copy icon.

If I delete it, it will disappear as well from my Google Sheets as well and it will be deleted from Google Drive.

b. Insert images in cells

So that is the first option, the name of the images inserted in the cells. Now if I go back to Settings and I select the Image to Cell option, Here you can also set the cell size and adjust the width and height of the image to fit your needs.

filedrop images in cells setting

I click on the upload area so I can choose the files, also, I can just drag and drop images to the upload area. The images are uploading and are inserted into the cells automatically.


insert images in bulk google sheets

c. Insert over cells

You can add the images over cells in your spreadsheet. The image can be moved around over different cells area by left click and hold and also resized.

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Video Tutorial on how to Upload Images Via Drag and Drop

Here is a video that explains the process of adding images to Google Sheets cells via the drag and drop interface of FileDrop.


Other options

Add only the selected images

Using the Drive tab navigate to the folder where your files are and just click and select the files you want to add to your spreadsheet by holding the Shift button.

insert multiple files in FileDrop with shift key


List All Images in a Google Drive Folder using the Image Kit sidebar

Start the Image Kit sidebar from the Tools Menu. Add your Google Drive folder id and click the List images button. You can list thousands of images at a time.

image kit sidebar filedrop

List all files from the folder

The other option you have is to list all the files you have in a Google Drive folder in the current Sheet. You can do that by navigating in the Drive tab to the folder where you have your images and clicking the insert all files button. This will insert all the files, not just images.

insert all files button

Video Tutorial for Bulk Image Insert

View a quick tutorial on how to add the images in bulk in Google Sheets with the Image Kit sidebar.


With FileDrop you have several options to insert images in Google Sheets cells:

  • Via drag and drop interface
  • Selected files from a Drive folder
  • Bulk insert via our insert all files button
  • Bulk insert via the Image Kit Sidebar

FileDrop is the easiest way to add images in bulk to your Google Sheets.

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