Usually, when you want to save an image from the web, right-click on the image and select Save image as. Unfortunately, Google Docs does not support this. If you right click any image in Google Docs, there is no Save image option. So how to save images from Google Docs? In this post, we will tell you how to save pictures from Google Docs to Android, iPhone, iPad and PC.
Extracting images from a Google Docs document is useful if you want to use the same images in different documents or elsewhere. There are multiple ways to export images from Google Docs on both mobile and desktop.
Let’s start with the desktop first, then with the Google Docs mobile apps on Android and iOS.
How to Export Pictures from Google Docs on Desktop
There are four ways to export images from a Google Docs document on PC.
Method 1: Save to Google Keep
Google Docs and Google Keep are conveniently linked. In two clicks, you can copy your Keep notes to Google Docs and vice versa. Second, it helps us extract images from Google Docs on PC. You will need to save your picture in Google Keep using the available feature and then save the picture using right click in Keep. This method is one of the easiest and fastest ways to extract a single image from Google Docs on the web.
Here’s how to do it.
Stage 1: Open the Google Docs document from which you want to extract an image.
Step 2: Right-click the image and select Keep to Keep.
Stage 3: Keep opens in the right sidebar of Google Docs. Your image will be saved as a note. Now, right-click the image in Keep and select Save image as.
Step 4: Give the image a suitable name and save it anywhere on your computer. You can save the image in Keep or delete it after saving it to your computer. Repeat the steps for other images.
Method 2: Download as Web Page
The above method can be tedious if you have multiple images that need to be extracted from Google Docs. Therefore, save your document as a web page on your computer to store all the images in it at once.
Here are the steps to save multiple images from a Google Docs document on computer:
Stage 1: Open the Google Docs document on your PC.
Step 2: Click the File option and then Download > Web page.
Stage 3: The save as window will open. Click Save.
Step 4: Open the folder where you saved the file created in step 3 on your computer. You will find a ZIP folder with the name you saved in step 3. Extract the contents of the ZIP folder.
Step 5: After extracting the ZIP folder, open the newly created folder. You will find a folder named Images.
Open it and all your images exported from Google Docs document will be saved in this folder.
Pro Tip: If you are familiar with Microsoft Word and have mastered the art of downloading multiple images from Word, you should choose Microsoft Word in step 2 i.e. File > Download > Microsoft Word.
Method 3: Using Publish to Web
If you want to download multiple images selected from Google Docs, you should use the Publish to web feature. A document link will be created that you need to paste into your browser. You can then quickly save images as shown below.
Stage 1: Launch the Google Docs document.
Step 2: Click File, then Publish to Web.
Stage 3: Copy the URL under the link header and paste it into a new tab of your browser.
Step 4: Now right click on the pictures you want to save on your computer. Alternatively, you can bulk download images from a Google Docs document after publishing using the Image Downloader Chrome extension.
Method 4: Take a Screenshot
If the above methods seem tedious, you should try an old screenshot technique. Once a screenshot has been taken, save the image and you will have successfully extracted the image from Google Docs. Learn various ways to take screenshots on Windows computer and how to take screenshots on Mac using the Menu Bar. You can also try third-party apps to take screenshots on Windows and Mac.
Pro Tip: Learn how to take scrolling screenshots on Windows and Mac.
How to Extract Pictures from Google Docs on Android and iOS
Similar to desktop, Google Docs mobile apps do not support direct download of images. Use the following methods to save images in Google Docs on Android and iPhone.
Method 1: Connection Sharing
In this method, you will create a shareable link for your Google Docs document. You will need to open this link in your mobile browser and save the images. Here are the steps:
Stage 1: Open the Google Docs document in the app on your mobile phone.
Step 2: Tap on the three-dot icon at the top and go to Share & export.
Stage 3: Enable the toggle next to link sharing. After creating and copying the link, the interface will inform you about it.
Fly: To view the Google Docs link again, go to Share & export > Copy link.
Step 4: Open any browser on your mobile and paste the link. When the Google Docs page opens, tap and hold the image you want to download. Select Download image from the menu. Repeat for all other images.
Pro Tip: Confused about Google Drive sharing permissions? See our detailed guide to Drive permissions.
Method 2: Download as Web Page
Like desktop, you can download your Google Docs document as a web page on your Android phone. By doing this, you will be able to extract a folder full of your Google Docs document images.
Note: This method will not work on iPhone or iPad.
Here are the steps:
Stage 1: Open the document in the Google Docs app on your Android phone.
Step 2: Tap on the three-dot icon and go to Share & export.
Stage 3: Select Save as and then select the Web page. Tap OK.
Step 4: A ZIP archive will be created on your Google Drive. Now open the Google Drive app and search for the newly created ZIP archive with the same name as your Google Docs document. Tap the three-dot icon next to the ZIP archive and select Download.
Step 5: After downloading it to your mobile, extract the ZIP archive using a ZIP extractor. Go to the folder where you extracted the content. You will find the Images folder containing all your images from the Google Docs document.
Method 3: Take a Screenshot
The third method is simple. Just take a screenshot of the image in Google Docs on your phone. Sometimes the power button does not work. Learn how to take a screenshot on Android without the power button. You can also take scrolling screenshots on Android and iPhone.
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Unlike Microsoft Word, saving images is prohibited in Google Docs. We hope our guide will help you easily download images from Google Docs on mobile and desktop devices. Do you know any other ways to extract images? Let us know in the comments below.
Next: Did you know that you can save your Google Docs document as PDF? Learn how to do this on desktop and mobile at the next link.