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Export Images from Google Docs: Two Methods to Download Just the Images Instead of Whole Document

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Uploading images to Google Docs is quite simple. However, downloading them from Google Docs can be a tricky affair.

That is because, unlike MS Word which has a “Save as Picture” feature built into it, Google Docs doesn’t provide the functionality to directly download or export images from your documents. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t be done.

That’s right — it’s possible to export images from Google Docs with a bit of a workaround.

What is that workaround? Well, that’s precisely what we’re going to explore in this article. Let’s start!  

Can You Export All Images From a Google Doc?

Definitely, you can. With the right method, you can export all the images from a Google Doc and save them to your computer or publish them straight to a website.

Can You Export Single Images From Google Docs?

Just like all images, you can also export a single image from Google Docs if you want to.  

What You’ll Need to Export Images from Google Docs

You’ll need the following in order to export an image from a Google Doc:

  • A document with image(s): First of all, you’ll obviously need the document from which you want to export the image(s).
  • MS Word: In addition to the document, you may also need MS Word if you choose the second method of exporting the image.

How to Export Images from Google Docs: Step-by-Step Instructions

Method #1: Download the Page

The first method that you can apply is to export the whole document as an HTML file.

This would download all the content of your document, including images, to a folder from where you can use the relevant images.

This method works best for situations when you want to export multiple images from a Google Doc.

Here’s how to do that:

Open the Google Docs document from which you want to download the image(s);

Go to File >> Download >> Web page (html, zipped);

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Open the Downloads folder of your PC. You’ll find a zipped folder saved to it whose name will be the same as the title of your Google Doc;

Extract the contents of the Zipped folder;

Inside the extracted contents, you’ll have a folder named “images”. Open it and you can take whichever images you want to use from there.

That’s it! Now let’s see the second method of doing this same thing.

Method #2: Use MS Word

This method requires you to use the Save as Picture feature of MS word to export an image from a Google Doc.

Follow the steps below to export your image:

Open the Google Doc from which you want to export the image;

Right-click on the image, and then click “Copy”. Alternatively, you can also select the image and hit Ctrl+C on your keyboard;

Launch MS Word and create a blank document;

Paste your copied image in the document by hitting Ctrl+V on your keyboard;

Now right-click on the image in MS Word, and choose “Save as Picture”;

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The “Save as” dialogue box will open now. You can give your desired name to the image and then save it to your computer in your desired folder.

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Wrapping Up

So this is how you can export images from Google Docs very easily. Both methods are quite simple, and we hope we explained them properly in this guide.

Now it’s your turn to give them a try and export your desired images from the Google Docs document of your choice.

And when you’re done, don’t forget to share this guide on your social media handles because that would encourage us to create more such content.

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