Typically, when you want to save images from the web, right-click on the picture and choose Save image as an option. Sadly, Google Docs does not support that. If you right-tap any image in Google Docs, the Save image option is missing. So how does one save images from Google Docs? In this article, we’ll tell you how to save images from Google Docs on iPhone, Android, iPad, & PC.
Extracting images from a Google Docs document comes handy if you need to use the same pictures in different documents or elsewhere. There are multiple techniques to export images from Google Docs on both mobile & desktop.
Let’s get started with the desktop, followed by Google Docs mobile apps on Android & iOS.
How to Export Images from Google Docs on Desktop
There are four methods to export pictures from a Google Docs document on the computer.
Method 1: Save to Google Keep
Google Docs & Google Keep are connected in a useful way. With two taps, you can copy your Keep notes to Google Docs and vice versa. The latter assists us in extracting images from Google Docs on PC. You’ll need to save your image to Google Keep using the available feature and then save the image using right-click in Keep. This method is one of the easiest ways to extract a single image from Google Docs on the web.
Here is how to go about it.
Step 1: Firstly, open the Google Docs document from which you want to extract an image.
Step 2: Right-tap on the image & select Save to Keep.
Step 3: Then, Keep will open in the right sidebar of Google Docs. Your picture will be saved as a note. Afterward, right-tap on the image in Keep & select Save image as.
Step 4: Give the picture a suitable name and save it at the desired location. You can also store the image in Keep or delete it after saving it on your PC. Repeat the steps for other photos.
Method 2: Download as Web Page
If you’ve multiple images that need to be extracted from Google Docs, the above method can get tiresome. So, save your document as a web page on your PC to store all the images in it at once.
Here are the step-by-step guides to save multiple images from a Google Docs document on PC:
Step 1: Firstly, open the Google Docs document on your computer.
Step 2: Tap on the File option, followed by Download > Web page.
Step 3: The Save as the window will open. Tap on Save.
Step 4: Open the folder on your PC where you saved the file generated in step 3. You’ll find a ZIP folder with the same name as you saved in step 3. Extract the contents of the ZIP folder.
Step 5: When the ZIP folder has been extracted, open the newly created folder. You’ll find a folder named images.
Please open it, and all your pictures exported from the Google Docs document will be saved in that folder.
Pro Tip: If you’re familiar with Microsoft Word and have mastered the art of downloading multiple pictures from Word, you should select Microsoft Word in step 2, for instance, File > Download > Microsoft Word.
Method 3: Using Publish to Web
If you need to download selected multiple pictures from Google Docs, you must use the Publish to web feature. The document link will be generated that you require to paste in your browser. You can then save images rapidly, as shown below.
Step 1: Launch the Google Docs document.
Step 2: Tap on File, followed by Publish to the web.
Step 3: Copy the URL under the Link header & paste it in a new tab of your browser.
Step 4: Afterward, right-click on the pictures that you want to save to your PC. Alternatively, you can also download images in bulk from Google Docs document after publishing it using the Image Downloader Chrome extension.
Method 4: Take Screenshot
If the ways mentioned above, seem exhausting, you should try the age-old method of taking a screenshot. When a screenshot is captured, save the image, and you’ll have successfully extracted the picture from Google Docs. Find out different ways to take a screenshot on a Windows computer and take a screenshot on Mac using Menu Bar. You can even try 3rd party apps for taking screenshots on Windows & Mac.
How to Extract Images from Google Docs on Android & iOS
Similar to desktop, Google Docs mobile apps don’t support the direct downloading of images. Use the following easy methods to save images from Google Docs on Android & iPhone.
Method 1: Link Sharing
In this method, you’ll be generating a shareable link for your Google Docs document. You’ll need to open that link in your mobile browser & save the images. Here are the simple steps:
Step 1: Firstly open the Google Docs document in the app on your phone.
Step 2: Now click on the three-dot icon at the top, then go to Share & export.
Step 3: Allow the toggle next to Link sharing. After generating & copying the link, the interface will notify you about it.
Tip: To view the Google Docs link again, simply go to Share & export > Copy link.
Step 4: Open any browser on your phone and paste the link. When the Google Docs page opens, touch & hold the image that you want to download. Select Download image from the menu. Repeat for all other images.
Method 2: Download as Web Page
Like the desktop, you can also download your Google Docs document as a web page on your Android phone with ease. By doing so, you’ll be able to extract a folder full of your Google Docs document images.
Note: This method will not work on iPad or iPhone.
Here are the steps:
Step 1: Firstly open the document in the Google Docs app on your Android phone.
Step 2: Click on the three-dot icon then go to Share & export.
Step 3: Now choose Save as followed by Web page. Click on, Ok.
Step 4: A ZIP archive will be created in your Google Drive. Afterwards, open the Google Drive app & look for the newly created ZIP archive with the same name as your Google Docs document. Then, click on the three-dot icon next to the ZIP archive & select Download.
Step 5: When downloaded on your mobile, extract the ZIP archive by using a ZIP extractor. Now go to the folder where you have extracted the contents. You’ll find the Image folder containing all your images from Google Docs document.
Method 3: Take a Screenshot
The third method is simple. You can take screenshots of the image in Google Docs on your mobile. Sometimes, the power button does not work. Find out how to take screenshots without the power button on Android. You can even take scrolling screenshots on Android & iPhone.
Sharing Is Caring
Unlike Microsoft Word, the saving pictures is prohibited in Google Docs. We sincerely hope our guide assists you to download images with ease from Google Docs on mobile & desktop. Do you know of some other techniques to extract images? Let us know in the comments section below.