How to Download Images from Google Docs

Downloading photos from websites is a simple task; right-click on it and click download, unless you attempt downloading an image from a Google Docs. In some cases, Google chooses to make simple things much harder, like deleting an image on Google Photos without losing it in local storage. You will not find any download choice when you right-click on the image in Google Docs. But there are a few of workarounds to do it; let’s check it out.

How to Download Images from Google Docs

Whether you are on the desktop or phone, you can take a screenshot and crop out the Image. However, the quality of the Image will be limited. If you are curious to download images without compromising on image quality, here are the ways to do it.

1. Save to Google Keep

Open the Google Docs that has the image you want to download on a computer system browser. Please choose the Image and right-click it to open the context menu. Now, choose the option “Save to Keep.”


It will open a little Google Keep interface, and your Image will appear here. You can right-click the image in the right pane to download it. Saving Image to device from Google Keep add-on.

2. By publishing the Doc to the web

Another method to download an image from Google docs is by publishing it to the web. Open the Doc with the Image, click on File in the menubar on top > publish to the web.

Click the Publish button in the pop-up. I would suggest you NOT to use this method if your document has private and confidential information. Remember to stop publishing it when you have actually downloaded your required images.

Open the generated image link and download the image by right-clicking and saving it to your computer system.

After you are done, you can now stop publishing so that individuals do not get unauthorized access to your Doc. Click File > Publish to Web > Published content and settings and tap on Stop Publishing.

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3. Save it as an HTML

If you have many images in Google Docs, then saving the Doc as an HTML file is the best way to download all the images in large quantities. Open the doc, Go to file > Download > and Web Page (HTML).

With the help of zip archive download on your computer will extract the File, and you will see a folder titled images.

The images folder has all the images from the Google doc and is automatically downloaded into this folder.

4. Use Image Extractor Add-on

Open any doc in Google Docs. In the top menu, Tap add-ons > Get add-ons.

Find Image Extractor and Remover and Install all the Add-on to Google Docs.

After installing, Go to Add-on again > Image Extractor and Remover > Do not Remove only Save to Drive. It will save the image to Google Drive linked with your account.

You can check Google Drive and download the Images from there.

5. Request Desktop Version on Phone

This is the only way to download an image from Google Docs on the phone. Open the browser on your smartphone, then open Google Docs, and request the menu’s desktop site option. Now, use any of the four ways mentioned above.

The only caveat being, you can not open the Google Docs on the browser when you have installed the Google Docs app. Therefore, you either need to open the Docs in the incognito mode or uninstall the app.

Wrapping Up

It is quite odd that a small option like saving Image is missing in the Google Docs. While most people suggest to take a screenshot and crop it, that will decrease the quality of the image to the point that it can not be usable anymore. By following the techniques mentioned above, you can download the image in full resolution. What do you think about these techniques? Let me know in the remarks below.

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