How to Download Images from Google Docs: 6 Simple Methods
A Step-by-Step Guide to Downloading Images from Google Docs
Downloading images from Google Docs can be a frustrating experience. Unlike other platforms, Google Docs doesn’t offer a direct download option for images. You can only paste or hyperlink the image, but you can’t save it directly.
But don’t worry: here are six simple and efficient ways to save images from your Google Docs document.
Let’s take a look at each method! 😉
1. Publish your Google Docs to the Web
This is one of the most common and recommended methods to save images from Google Docs.
How to publish a Google Docs and save an image
- Log in to your Gmail account and open the Google Docs file.
- Click on “File” in the top menu bar, go to “Share” and select “Publish to the web.”
- Click “Publish” and then “OK” when prompted.
- Copy the link generated and paste it into another tab to view the published version of the document.
- Right-click on the images you want to save and select “Save Image As.”
How to unpublish a Google Docs
If you want to unpublish the document later, simply go back to the original Google Docs and select “Stop Publishing.”
2. Take a Screenshot of your Google Docs
Screenshots are a quick and easy way to save images from Google Docs.
- Open the document with the image you want to save.
- Take a screenshot of your screen using the appropriate keyboard shortcut for your device (try “Command + Shift + 4” on Mac or “Win + Shift + S” on PC so you can select the image you want to save).
- Click on the “Save as” icon on the Snipping Tool to save the image.
3. Use Google Keep from Google Docs
Google Keep is a note-taking service developed by Google that allows you to save images from Google Docs.
- Open the Google Docs file with the image you want to save.
- Right-click on the image and select “View more actions” and “Save to Keep.”
- Open Google Keep in a new tab.
- Right-click on the image in Google Keep and select “Save image as” to download it.
Note that this method only works on Google Chrome.
4. Download Google Docs as a Web Page
Google Docs has a built-in feature that allows you to download the entire document as a web page, including images.
- Open the Google Docs file.
- Click on “File” in the top menu bar and select “Download,” followed by “Web Page (.html, zipped).”
- Unzip the file and use the images in the “Images” file.
This method is recommended for downloading multiple images at once.
5. Google Docs Image Extractor Add-On
You can download several images from your Google Docs file by using an image extractor add-on.
- Open the Google Docs file
- Click on “Extensions” and select “Add-ons” and “Get add-ons.”
- Search for “Image extractor” on the marketplace.
- Install the add-on and grant permissions for it to work.
- Right-click on the image in your Google Doc and click “Download.”
6. Download Google Docs as Microsoft Word
You can also download the entire document as a Microsoft Word file and save images from there.
- Open the Google Docs file.
- Click on “File” in the top menu bar and select “Download,” followed by “Microsoft Word (.docx).”
- Open the file in Microsoft Word and right-click on the image you want to save.
- Click “Save image as/Save as Picture” and customize your settings before clicking “Save.”
And that’s it! While we eagerly await the launch of a Save As option, you can take advantage of any of the six methods we’ve listed above to save images from Google Docs quickly and efficiently.
This way you can make the most of Google Docs, and take your productivity to another level!
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