How to Download Image From Google Doc

Written by Emilija Google Workplace / Docs

- 5 min read

Downloading images from Google Documents can be tricky since the cloud-based writing software does not have a native feature that allows this action.

As a result, users need to use workarounds to save images onto their computers. So, this action is not impossible; it just requires a few extra steps.

In this article, we will show you four quick ways to save images from Google Documents using its built-in features.

Let's dive in.

Method One: Use Google Docs ‘Keep’ option

The first workaround you can try to save an image from Google Docs onto your computer is by using Keep - Google Doc’s integrated feature.

Google Keep is a note-taking service in Google Docs Editors that allows users to keep a variety of notes, including images from Google Docs.

  1. Open the Google Docs document and find the image you want to save.
  2. Right-click on the image and select 'View more actions', then ‘Save to Keep’.

google docs save to keep

  1. Right-click (Windows) or double tap (Mac) on the picture in the ‘Notes from Keep’ sidebar and choose ‘Save image as’.
  2. Save your image on your computer.

save image as google docs

Method two: Save it as an HTML file

The second option a user can try in order to download an image from Google Docs is the option that allows users to open a document in a browser tab.

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

google docs Web Page (.html, zipped)

  1. Once the document is downloaded, find it and double-click on it.
  2. You will see a separate folder for images. google docs images folder
  1. Double click on it to find the images.

google docs image folder

Method three: Download images by ‘publishing to the web’

Users can also try the ‘Publish to the web’ feature to download pictures from Google Docs.

Remember that publishing a file makes it visible to everyone on the web, so be careful when posting private or sensitive information.

  1. Navigate to the Google Docs file, and click on the File menu.
  2. Hover over the Share option, and select ‘Publish to Web’.

file sahre publish to web

  1. Click ‘Publish’.
  2. Copy the link and paste it to the Google Chrome search bar to launch the page.

google docs publish to web

  1. Find the image you want to download, double-click, and click on the ‘Save image as’ option.

save as option google docs

Method four: Use Google Add-on

The fourth method would be installing a Google Chrome extension that can help you quickly download images from Google Docs.

You can try installing an add-on such as Shift Click Image Extractor.

Bonus: Save Images in Google Docs on iPhone and Android


  1. Open the Google Docs app. Long-press the image you want to save, and tap on ‘Copy’.
  2. Paste the image in the Notes app.
  3. Long press the image, select the share icon in the bottom-left corner and select Save Image.


  1. Open the Google Docs app, tap the three dots, and select Send a copy.
  2. Select Web page (.html, zipped) and tap OK.
  3. Select Drive.
  4. Name the folder, select the folder you want the file to be saved, and tap on ‘Save’.
  5. When the upload is complete, find the file, tap the three dots, and tap on ‘Download’.
  6. Open the file in the Files app and extract the images out of the zip file.

👉 Also read: How to See Two Pages on Google Docs

Wrapping Up

Google Docs is one of the best free writing software.

While the app is intuitive and easy to use, it lacks the feature for downloading images. Downloading images from Google Docs is not an impossible mission; however, it requires users to take multiple steps in order to save an image on their devices.