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Google Drawings

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Drawings and images
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Google Drawings

What is Google Drawings?

Google Drawings is a free to use web based drawing application that can be used to create and edit drawings, images, posters, visuals, flowcharts, organizational charts, website wireframes, mind maps, concept maps, and other diagrams.


Benefits of using Google Drawings

  • No installation needed
  • Collaboration – work with colleagues or team members to create or edit together in real time
  • Shareable link can be emailed to team members with edit, comment or view permissions
  • All changes are automatically saved

Google Drawings tools and features

  • Insert text, images, charts (bar, line, column, pie) links, word art, lines (line, arrow, elbow connector, curved connector, curve, polyline, scribble), shapes, arrows, callouts, equations, tables and comments
  • Image options – adjust transparency, brightness, contrast
  • Mask image – allows you to fit your image into a shape
  • Resize an image
  • Crop an image
  • Snap to grid and guide options to aid alignment of images and shapes
  • Paint format – copies formatting applied to an existing image or drawing Download as PDF, JPEG, PNG or Scalable Vector Graphics
  • Publish to the web – choose from link or embed code
  • Revision history – see who has made changes/revert to previous versions


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Things students can do with Google Drawings