If you’ve ever tried to download or save an image from a Google Doc, you know it can be frustrating—you can’t just right-click and save. Luckily, there are a few workarounds. Here are three easy ways to download images from any Google Doc.  

 Method one: Publish the Doc to the web

  • In Docs, click on File > Publish to the web > Publish > OK. 

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  • On the next screen, you’ll get the public link to the Doc. Copy that, and open a new tab.

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  • Paste in the link and go to the document. Right-click the image you want and choose “Open Image in New Tab” to get to the isolated image file.

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  • Right-click it again, and choose “Save Image As” to download the full-sized image to your computer.

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Method two: Save it as an HTML file (good for multiple images)

  • In Docs, go to File > Download as > Web Page (.html, zipped).

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  • Download the file, extract it on your desktop, and then navigate into the images folder, where you can find all of the images that were contained in the file.

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Method three: Use this nifty add-on

  • In Docs, go to Add-ons > Get add-ons > search for Image Extractor. Install the add-on, and allow it access your Google account.

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  • Again in your Doc, head back up to Add-ons > Image Extractor > Start.
  • Choose the image you want to download, name it in the text box appearing on the right side of your screen, and click Download image. 

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And just like that, your image will immediately start downloading.

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Bonus tip

Our friends at Hacking Revenue figured out an additional way to download images from Google Docs. Check it out here!

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6 thoughts on “3 Easy Ways to Download Images from Google Docs

  1. Guest Reply

    Right click – copy image, than paste it onto some doc file. Right click on the image in doc file and save as image.

  2. Alexis J M Reply

    The Image Extractor add-on no longer works as described in the doc; as of 2017 the free version is only able to extract the first two images from a document.

  3. Jason :) Reply

    On The third step where you get the link I just took the link pasted it and then right clicked the image i wanted and clicked save image as and saves it on to my desktop

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