How to Download Images from Google Docs

314046 How to Download Images from Google Docs

Downloading images from Google Docs can be tricky since there is no direct “Save image” option when you right-click on an image. However, there are a few straightforward methods you can use to save any image from Google Docs on your computer. This comprehensive guide covers the best techniques, both for individual images and bulk downloads.

Why Download Images from Google Docs

Here are some common reasons you may need to save images from a Google Doc:

  • Reuse images in other documents or blog posts. For example, charts and infographics.
  • Edit or modify images using graphics software.
  • Print documents with images. Downloaded images print better quality than screenshots.
  • Backup images used in Google Docs files.

Note: Simply taking a screenshot of the image will work but can be time-consuming for multiple images and will not provide high print quality.

Download Individual Images from Google Docs

Follow these simple steps to download a single image from Google Docs to your computer:

  1. Open the Google Doc containing the desired image.
  2. Right-click on the image and select View more actions > Save to Keep from the dropdown menu. Save image to Keep
  3. A sidebar will appear showing the image is saved to Keep. Right-click the image again and choose Save image as. Save image as from Keep
  4. Select a download location on your computer and click Save.

This saves the image as a separate file which you can then reuse as needed.

Alternative: Use the Image Extractor Add-on

The Image Extractor add-on for Google Docs provides another fast way to download individual images:

  1. Install the add-on from the Chrome Web Store.
  2. Open your Google Doc containing images.
  3. Select Add-ons > Image Extractor > Start.
  4. Choose an image and enter a filename.
  5. Click Download image.

This add-on allows extracting images one-by-one or in bulk.

Download All Images from Google Docs

To save all images contained in a Google Doc in one go, use one of these methods:

Method 1: Export as HTML

  1. Open your Google Doc and go to File > Download > Web Page (.html, zipped).
  2. Locate the downloaded ZIP file and extract it.
  3. Inside is a folder called images containing all images from the document.

Method 2: Publish to the Web

  1. Open your Google Doc and click File > Publish to the web.
  2. Choose the Link option and click Publish.
  3. Copy the published URL and paste it in a new browser tab.
  4. Right-click each image on the page and select Save image as.

This publishes your document temporarily as a web page to allow saving images.

Method 3: Copy Images to Google Keep

  1. Open your Google Doc containing images.
  2. Select and copy each image one-by-one.
  3. Paste the images into notes in the Google Keep app.
  4. Right-click each image in Keep and choose Save image as.

While manual, this method also allows downloading all images from a Doc without having to export or publish the file.

Google Docs Image Download on Mobile

Saving images from the Google Docs mobile app requires using the Keep app:

  1. Open your Doc with images in the Google Docs app.
  2. Tap and hold on an image to copy it.
  3. Open Google Keep and paste the image in a new note.
  4. Tap the image and select Save to download it.

Repeat for each image you want to save from the mobile Google Docs app.

Tips for Downloading Google Docs Images

  • For high print quality, always download images rather than taking screenshots.
  • Make sure you have editing rights for the Google Doc to be able to download images.
  • The Image Extractor add-on provides the most flexibility for downloading individual or multiple images.
  • For bulk downloads, exporting as HTML or publishing to the web saves all images in a few clicks.
  • On mobile, copy images to Google Keep before downloading to your device.

Downloading images from Google Docs is simple once you know which methods work best. Follow these tutorials to easily save any image from your Docs files.

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