How to Download Images from Google Docs?

If you are a Google Docs user then you might have understood the fact that there are no direct download options for any picture in any document. In this article, let’s see how to download images from Google Docs easily. With a little bit of a trick, you can save the image to your computer or smartphone in a matter of a few mouse clicks.

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To save an image from a regular web page, you could simply right click on the image and select ‘Save as’ option and it will get downloaded to your computer. But the same is not the case with Google Docs. If you right-click on any image on Google Docs, a bunch of different options will appear. But it won’t have the download button or save as an option. This is what we are about to discuss in this article. If you use Google Docs daily or need to save an image from a document then follow along.

How to Download Google Docs Images?

Follow the simple step by step guide and save any images from Google Docs. There are two hidden options in Google Docs by which we can save the image. We will use those two options and download the image within Google Docs itself.

Save as HTML to Download Google Docs Image

In this method, we will save the entire document as a webpage or HTML file and then copy the image from the Image source folder.

Open the document in Google Docs with the image that you need to download or save to your device.

Once opened, click on the ‘File’ menu from the top bar and select the Download option

Now a bunch of options will appear. From there, select the option ‘Webpage’

save as webpage

As soon as you click on the option, the HTML webpage will be saved to your device in a zip format. This zip file will contain the images and the document itself

Now, we need to extract the Zip file to get the images.

Right-click on the Zip file and click on the extract button. You could use any zip extract software or built-in option in Windows to extract the .zip file.

Once extracted, open the folder and you will find a couple of files and folders.

download google doc images

Open the ‘images’ folder and you will find all the images used in that particular document created via Google Docs. This will work even the document was created using some other software.

downloaded images from google docs

Now you can copy the image and use it for any purpose. This is the easiest way to save an image from a Google Doc file. You can also check the second option below to try another method to obtain images from Google Doc documents.

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Use Google Keep to save Images from Google Docs

In this method, we will use the ‘Google Keep’ option to download the images from Google Docs. It’s fairly simple and easy to use. If you have just one image to save then this will be the best method. If you have more than 5 images to save then it will be better to follow the first method.

  • Open the document in Google Docs
  • From the document, find the image you need to save
  • Right-click on the image and select option ‘Save to keep’
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  • Now a new tab will appear to the right side of the screen and will open Google Keep
  • You will find the image that you saved to Keep in there itself
  • Now right click on the image from Google Keep tab
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  • Click on Open image in a new tab
  • It will open the image in full resolution
  • Right-click on the image and then save the image to your computer.
save image from google docs

This is yet another simple method to save any image from Google Docs to our computer or laptop. You are not required to download any software or visit any third party website to save any images from Google Docs. I have seen a lot of websites where you need to use third-party services to download the images. This is the most simple and safe method to download the image from Google Docs without uploading anywhere.

You can use either of these two options to save any images from Google Docs. A lot of people take screenshots of the documents to save the image. By doing this, the quality of the image will be affected. The best solution is to save the image file with the first method by saving it as a webpage and then copying the image from there. If you have a bunch of images that need to takes from a Google Doc file then this is the perfect solution for you. It would have been nice if there was a download option for images in Google Docs. Anyways, as of now the only few methods to save the files are this.

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