How to Download Images From Google Slides

Google Slides is a popular presentation software that makes it easy to create visually appealing slides with images, shapes, charts and more. However, you may sometimes need to download an image from Google Slides for use outside of the presentation.

Downloading images can be tricky since Google Slides runs completely online. But fortunately, there are a few easy methods you can use.

In this step-by-step guide, I will show you 5 quick ways to download images from Google Slides, whether you want to save the image as a separate file or extract it from the slide.

Method 1: Copy and Paste the Image

The easiest way to grab an image from Google Slides is to copy and paste it. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Google Slides presentation and navigate to the slide containing the image.
  2. Right-click on the image and select “Copy image” from the menu.
  3. Open another Google Slides presentation or document and paste the image (Ctrl/Command + V).

This method allows you to quickly transfer images between Google documents and slides. However, it only works when pasting into other Google products.

Method 2: Insert Image into New Slide and Download

With this technique, you can download the image as a separate file to your computer:

  1. In Google Slides, insert a new blank slide (Insert > New Slide).
  2. Click on the image you want to download and copy it (Ctrl/Command + C).
  3. Paste the image into the new blank slide (Ctrl/Command + V).
  4. Click File > Download and export the slide containing the image as a PNG or JPG.
  5. Save the image file to your computer.

By inserting the image into a dedicated slide, you can download it as a high-quality graphic for use outside of Google Slides.

Method 3: Use the “Save to Keep” Feature

Google Slides has a handy built-in feature called “Keep” that lets you quickly save images.

  1. Right-click on the image and choose “Save to Keep” from the menu.
  2. The image will now appear in the Keep sidebar on the right.
  3. In Keep, right-click the image again and choose “Save image as”.
  4. Select a location on your computer to save the image.

While simple, this method may compress images slightly. So it’s best for quickly grabbing images rather than high-resolution graphics.

Method 4: Take a Screenshot

If all else fails, you can always take a screenshot of the image in Google Slides:

  1. Open the slide containing the image and zoom in if needed.
  2. Press PrtScr on Windows or Shift + Command + 4 on Mac to take a screenshot of the current window.
  3. Paste the screenshot into an editing tool like Paint or Preview.
  4. Crop the image and save the edited graphic to your computer.

Though more tedious, this gives you an exact copy of the image. You can then extract and export it.

Method 5: Use the Image Extractor Add-On

For bulk image downloads, install the Image Extractor add-on for Google Slides.

  1. Get the add-on here:
  2. Open Google Slides and enable the add-on from Add-ons > Image Extractor & Remover > Start.
  3. Select the images you want and choose “Extract Images” to save them to your Google Drive.

This add-on can download all images in your presentation, making it easy to export graphics in bulk.

Quick Tips for Downloading Google Slides Images

  • Always opt for high resolution when saving images to retain quality.
  • Save your edited presentation as a copy before extracting images.
  • Use dedicated tools like Snagit or Greenshot for more flexible screenshots.
  • Check the image copyright before using it outside Google Slides.

And that’s it! With these 5 simple methods, you can easily download and export images from Google Slides presentations. Whether you want to quickly copy an image or extract high-res graphics, these tips will help you get the job done.

Let me know in the comments if you have any other questions!