Google Docs has grown into popularity as a cloud-based app for doing clerical jobs involving words. Essentially Google’s answer to Microsoft’s Office Word, Google Doc has become the platform of choice for end-users who could not afford to pay for a license fee.

But while Google Docs make for a convenient option to work with for the most part, it has certain restrictions which could limit your ways with the platform. Perhaps, one common issue which arises with the use of Google Doc is the extraction of images which would have been as easy as right-clicking on them and saving them to a local storage—but does not.

Yet, much like its Office Word counterpart, there is a workaround to this pressing problem:

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Download image files in a Google Docs file

Step 1: Open the document which contains the image(s) in it.

Step 2: Go to File > Download as > Web Page (HTML).

Step 3: The system should automatically generate you the web page files compressed in ZIP.

Step 4: If you do not yet have an extracting tool which is necessary for releasing the files from their compression, make sure to have a program like 7zip or WinRAR or similar applications installed in your computer.

Step 5: Navigate your way towards the stored web page files in zip format.

Step 6: Open the zip file and extract the contents or specifically choose to extract the Images folder.

Step 7: Inside the Images folder are intuitively the images you are looking for.

That’s it! It may not be as easy as right clicking and hitting save image, but it’s the best workaround available for those who want to get photos from a Google Docs file.

If you’re looking for a method to do this on Microsoft, you can check out our tutorial here.

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