How to Download Images from Google Slides

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Suppose you want to save an image of a particular presentation. You may use it for study purposes or just like the content. Whatever your reason, knowing how to download images from Google Slides is a handy tool.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to simply copy and paste an image from Google Slides to your computer or chosen device.

So how do you do?


In this article, we will share the best ways to download images from Google Slides, depending on the device you are using.


Read on to find out more.

How to Download Google Images from Google Slides on PC

If you're new to the world of Google Slides, you might be surprised that extracting images from your presentation can be done in a number of ways. In this section, we will discuss the most effective methods.

Save objects as images

This simple method is the same whether you are using a Mac or a Windows PC. The steps are as follows:

  1. Open the Google Slides presentation and choose the slide containing the image you want to save.
  2. Click on “File” at the top left of your screen.
  3. Select "Download" from the drop-down menu that appears.
  4. You will then have the choice between saving your image as a “PNG Image” or “JPEG Image”. The latter is more popular.
  5. Your download will then be moved to the "Downloads" folder of your files.

Take a screenshot

While this method is undoubtedly the easiest, it won't always give you the best image quality. Either way, it's still a useful feature to know how to use. Here's how:



On Windows:

  1. Open the Google Slides presentation and choose the slide with the image you want to save.
  2. Using Windows-PrtScn, take a screenshot. For better quality, you may wish to have the slideshow in "Present" mode.
  3. Open the folder where the screenshot was saved. Usually it goes to your PC desktop.
  4. Once the image is in front of you, crop it with the crop icon in the toolbar at the top center and resize the screenshot.
  5. Select "Save Copy".

On a Mac:

  1. Open the presentation slide of your choice on Google Slides, with the image you want to use on it.
  2. Using Shift-Command-5 take a screenshot.
  3. Open the folder where your screenshot is saved.
  4. Use your mouse pad to click and drag the way you want your image cropped.
  5. Go to “File” and “Save”.

How to Download Images from Google Slides on an iPhone

Downloading images to your iPhone might be even easier than doing it on your PC. If you are curious about how to download images from Google Slides to your iPhone, here are the two easiest methods.

Take a screenshot

The ability to take a screenshot is a widely used feature on iPhones. If you've managed to slip the simple trick through your fingers, fear not. Follow these steps and you'll be well on your way to saving the footage you want.


  1. Head to your Google Drive app and open the Google Slides presentation and the slide with the image you want to save.
  2. Simultaneously press the top button (located to the right of your screen) and the "Home" button.
  3. Your screenshot will automatically be saved to your camera roll, where you can edit and crop the image as you wish.

Save to Files

On the other hand, you may wish to download the image to another file. To do this, simply follow these steps:


  1. Open your Google Drive app, then open the Google Slides presentation on the desired page.
  2. Tap the "More" icon (three horizontal dots) at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Select "Open in", then "Save in files".
  4. Choose where you want your image saved, then tap "Save."

How to Download Images from Google Slides on Android Phone

Androids are among the most widely used smartphones in the world. No wonder they have probably the easiest method to download images from Google Slides. Just follow these steps:


  1. Open Google Drive and head to the Google Slides presentation, highlighting the image you want to save.
  2. Tap "More" (three vertical dots).
  3. Select "Download".

Otherwise, you can also use the screenshot method to save an image on your Android. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Google Slides presentation on your Google Drive app.
  2. Select the image you want to save.
  3. Simultaneously press the "Power" and "Volume Down" buttons to take a screenshot.
  4. Your screenshot will be available on your camera roll.
  5. From there, you can crop the image to your liking and even download it to a file.

How to Download Images from Google Slides on an iPad

Downloading images to your iPad is a simple process. The functions are equal to those seen on the iPhone. They go as follows:


Screenshot

Similar to iPhones, iPads also offer users the ability to capture an image. Here's how:

  1. Head to your Google Drive app and open the Google Slides presentation, with the slide you want to save open.
  2. Simultaneously press the top button (located to the right of your screen) and the "Home" button.
  3. Your screenshot will automatically be saved to your camera roll, where you can edit and crop the image.

Save to Files

  1. Open your Google Drive app.
  2. Next to the image you want to download, select "More".
  3. Download the file to your iPad by tapping "Open in," then "Save to Files."
  4. Choose the file where you want to save your image.

Slide through the slide

Whether it's for a future project or just for personal enjoyment, understanding how to download images from a Google Slides presentation can be very useful.

No matter what device you use to download images from Google Slides, we hope this article helped you decide which method works best for you.

Are you having trouble downloading images from Google Slides? If not, which method is best for you? We'd love to hear your thoughts, so feel free to leave a comment below.

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