How to download an image from Google Docs

what to know

  • Right click on the image, See more actions > save to keep. Open the new note in Google Keep, right click to save it.
  • For full resolution downloads go to Proceedings > Discharge > Web page. Unzip the download to find all the photos.
  • or go to Proceedings > Share > Publish to the web. Open the provided link and right-click on an image to save it.

This article describes the three best ways to download images from Google Docs using a computer.



Copy the image to Google Keep

The closest option to a built-in method for saving images from Google Docs to your computer is to use the Google Keep note-taking website as an intermediary. This is the fastest technique and is great if you only need an image or two.


  1. Right-click on an image you want to save and go to See more actions > save to keep.


  2. From image three point menu in the Keep sidebar, choose Open in keep.

    Instead, you can right click on the image as you see it there and save it, but it won’t be the full size image.


  3. With Google Keep now open, right click on the photo and choose the save option. If you don’t want to keep this note, feel free to delete it now.


Download the document as a web page

Google Docs allows you to export the entire document as an HTML file, including all images. This method is ideal if you need original quality photos or if you need to save multiple images at once.


To do this, go to Proceedings > Discharge > Web page (.html, compressed). Extract the contents of the ZIP file once it’s on your computer and open the images folder to find all images. From there, you can copy them elsewhere as you would any file.



Publish the document on the web

This will make the document look more like a traditional web page so you can easily save images like you can on any website.




  1. To go Proceedings > Share > Publish to the web.


  2. To choose Post from the popup, and then okay when prompted to confirm.


  3. Copy the URL of the Link and open it in a new tab.


  4. Right click on the image you want to download and save it as you would from any website. For example, in Chrome, select Save Image As.

    To reverse these steps so that not everyone can access the document, go back to the Google Docs popup in Step 3 and select Configuration and published content > stop posting > okay.

Other ways to download images from Google Docs

Unfortunately, Google doesn’t provide intuitive or really fast methods to download images from a document. That said, the methods explained above aren’t your only options; they are just the only ones built into Docs.


You may have noticed that when you right-click on an image, there is a Copy option. This is not the same as ‘save as’, but if you also have Microsoft Word on your computer, the two can work together quite well to save the image to your computer.


Simply paste the image into a Word document, right-click and choose Save as image. Or, to do this in bulk, download the Google document as a DOCX file, then open that file in Word.


If you don’t have Word or want a more streamlined approach, the Images Extractor & Remover plugin works too.


The final suggestion we have is to use Google Lens. In Chrome, long press Changeright-click anywhere on the page and select Search images with Google Lens. From there, highlight the photo and browse the results in the sidebar.


Lens relies on a visual match rather than saving the original document image, so it will find a match only if a similar look is publicly available elsewhere online.




Frequently asked questions

  • How do I search for an image on Google?

    To search for an image on Google, start Google, type a keyword or phrase in the search field, and select Get into either Return. Select Images in the horizontal menu below the search field. Alternatively, go to images.google.com in a browser and do your search.

  • How do I reverse a Google image search?


  • How do I save a Google image?

    To save images from Google, right-click an image in Google search results and choose Save Image As. Select a file location, give the file a name, and select Save money. If you’re signed in to Google, you’ll have the option to save the image to Google Collections.


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