Add images, video, and other media to Dropbox Paper

Enhance your Paper docs by adding images, video, and other media directly into the body of your doc. In Paper, you can:

  • Arrange media the way you want it
  • Embed files from other services into Paper docs

Insert media into Paper docs

You can insert media in a Paper doc in several ways:

  • Click into an empty line in your Paper doc, then click the two rectangles icon. Choose a file to add from your computer or from Dropbox.
  • Drag a media file from your computer directly into a Paper doc.
  • Copy-and-paste a media file or URL.
  • In the mobile app, tap the camera icon when editing a doc.

In each case the image automatically appears.

After you insert an image, you can add a caption:

  1. Click the image to select it.
  2. Click Write a caption at the bottom of the image.
  3. Type your caption.

Galleries and image layouts

If you drag or copy-and-paste images beside one another in your doc, the images automatically organize into a gallery view.

You can drag the images around the page to reorder them and they'll resize to fit. Supported image types include .png, .tiff, .jpeg, .gif, and more.

To create a wide-screen image, or to change the orientation of on an image on the page, click the image once and select from the menu that appears.

Note: You can only move or enlarge individual images, not ones that are side-by-side in a gallery.

Choose the format of an image

Image lightbox

Click an image in a doc to open the image lightbox. From the image lightbox, you can:

  • View the full size image
  • Review, respond to, and resolve comments on the image
  • Click between images in the doc

Embed media in docs

Paper supports embedding video and sound files, as well other document types. With some file types, like Figma or Google Maps, people can interact with them.

You can embed media in a doc by clicking an empty line in your doc, then clicking the icon of two rectangles. Paper supports all file types that you can preview in Dropbox, and:

  • Facebook
  • Figma
  • Framer
  • Gist
  • Github issues in public repositories
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Docs
  • Google Drive
  • Google Maps
  • Google Sheets
  • Google Slides
  • Instagram
  • InVision
  • Marvel
  • Pastebin
  • Pinterest
  • Prezi
  • SlideShare
  • Soundcloud
  • Speaker Deck
  • Spotify
  • Trello
  • Twitter
  • Vimeo
  • XKCD
  • YouTube

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