There is no straightforward “download” option for an image in a Google Doc.


There is no obvious way to download an image from a Google Docs document.

Quick fix

Download the document to an HTML file.

The full story

Like most online publications, The Verge uses a CMS (content management system) to upload its content to the web. This particular CMS demands that you upload any images you want to use separately from the text — which usually presents no problems. But recently, a writer submitted an otherwise fine story in which they had included the images within the text. The writer had gone on vacation, so I couldn’t ask them to send the images separately — and there didn’t seem to be an obvious way to download the pictures so I could pop them into the CMS.

After doing some research, I discovered there are…

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