How to Save an Image From Google Docs(6 Quick Ways)

How to Save an Image From Google Docs(6 Quick Ways)!

Google Docs has been one of my favorite tools in my study and work. It’s powerful and easy to use. I don’t have to worry about regular backups when I am using Google Docs. In the meanwhile, Google Docs is very convenient for teamwork.

However, Google Docs is not perfect!

It’s so easy to add an image to Google Docs, just a few steps to get it done, but how to save an image from Google Docs will not be as easy as it seems.

How to save an image from Google Docs?

When I finished my document with Google Docs, I used to publish my works on my blog or elsewhere, especially the images. But when I right-click, there is no ‘save image’ or ‘download image’ menu item.

But as the same as Google Docs, I share some efficient ways to fix this problem. It’s effortless and quick. Here’s what you need to know about saving an image from Google Slides.

Method 1: Save an image to Google Keep

save to keep - save image

If you only want to save a few images from Google Docs, you can use this way.

Step 1

In Docs, On the top left corner, click on File > Publish to the web > Publish > OK.

Step 2

save to keep - save image

That will save the image to Google Keep and open it in the sidebar, then click or control-click on the image in the sidebar and select the “Save image as” option. And boom, so easy! 

Method 2: Download the doc as an HTML file

If you want to save images in batches from Google Docs, just use this way.

Step 1: In Docs, On the top left corner, click on File > Download as > Web Page (.html, zipped).

Download webpage
Download webpage

Step 2: Locate the Zip file, extract it on your desktop, then navigate into the images folder. You can find all of the images that you used in your Google Docs document.

Download webpage - image folder
Download webpage – image folder

Method 3: Use Image Extractor add-on

You can use this way to extract four images at a time instead of all photos. Image Extractor add-on is gone from Google WorkSpace MarketSpace. Images Extractor & Remover add-on provides a free trial, but it processes only the first four inline images.

Step 1: In Docs, go to Add-ons > Get add-ons

Add-ons - get Image Extractor
Add-ons – get Image Extractor

Step 2: In the new Windows, type “Image Extractor” and click Enter. Install Images Extractor & Remover add-on by Digital Thoughts, and allow it to access your Google account.

add-ons - install
add-ons – install

Step 3: After installation, go back to your Doc, head back up to Add-ons > Image Extractor > Start.

Add-ons - run the add-on
Add-ons – run the add-on

Step 4: The Image Extractor add-in shows up on the right side of your screen. Choose the image you want to save, then click the “Don’t remove images, extract to Drive” button.

adds-on - extract to Drive
adds-on – extract to Drive

Step 5: Click “view file” to check your downloaded image in Google Drive.

adds-on - view the file
adds-on – view the file

Step 6: Locate your image, and right-click or control click on the image, select the “download” menu item. And that’s it, your image will start downloading.

adds-on - download the file
adds-on – download the file

Method 4: Take Screenshots with Nimbus Capture

You can use this way to download a few images. Also, you can use your computer system screenshot feature with shortcuts.

Step 1: Install Nimbus Capture extension for Google Chrome, click here to install.

Nimbus Capture chrome extension - install
Nimbus Capture chrome extension – install

Step 2: Click on Nimbus Capture > Selected area, your mouse cursor changes to a cross.

enable Nimbus Capture
enable Nimbus Capture

Step 3: Locate your desired images in your docs, drag your mouse cursor and choose the image to save, then click the Save button to download it to your computer.

take screenshots
take screenshots

Method 5: Publish the doc to the web

If you only want to save a few images from Google Docs, you can use this way.

Step 1: In Docs, On the top left corner, click on File > Publish to the web > Publish > OK.

publish to the web
publish to the web

Step 2: Then, you will get the public link to the Doc. Copy that and open a new tab on your browser. Press the Enter to visit that link.

Publish to the web - public link
Publish to the web – public link

Step 3: Locate your desired images on that web page, right-click the image you want and choose “Save Image As” to save the full-sized image to your computer.

Publish to the web - save image as
Publish to the web – save image as

Method 6: Get image link with Developer Tools

You can get the image real link in your Google Docs, but it’s a little complicated.

Step 1: In your Docs, open DevTools from Chrome’s main menu, click on Customize and control Google Chrome > More Tools > Developer Tools.

developer tools
developer tools

Step 2: Enable inspect button, and select the image that you want to save, then get the image real link address, double click the link address and right click or control click, and select “Open in new tab”.

developer tools - new tab
developer tools – new tab

Step 3: In the tab, right click or control click on the image you have, and select “Save image as” option. Boom, done! 

developer tools - save images
developer tools – save images

Conclusion

As you can see, Google Docs does have something that makes you frustrated, even though it’s one of the best productivity tools out there. But luckily, there are also quite a few different tools and quick ways to help you save an image from Google Docs.

Google Slides has the same problem as Google Docs. You can check here to know how to save an image from Google Slides?

What do you think about these six quick ways? Which way do you like best? Or do you have other easy or quick tips? I would like to hear from you. Please let me know below in the comments.

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