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Download Images & Charts from Google Sheets: A Guide

Jason Gong
App automation expert
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Google Sheets
April 15, 2024

Downloading images from Google Sheets involves selecting the image, holding the Shift key, right-clicking, and choosing "Save image as...". For charts, select the data, click Insert, then Chart, and customize in the Chart editor. To download images from a URL list, use a Google Apps Script to save them to Google Drive.

This guide simplifies the process of managing visual content in Google Sheets.

Streamline your Google Sheets tasks and automate with Bardeen for more efficient data management.

Download Images from Google Sheets

Downloading images from Google Sheets can be straightforward if you know the right steps. For images directly placed in the sheet, select the image, hold the Shift key, right-click on the image, and choose "Save image as..." to download it. This method is particularly effective in Google Chrome. If the image is embedded within a cell, right-click on the cell, select 'Put Image Over Cells' from the Image submenu, then follow the previously mentioned steps to download the image. This adjustment allows the image to be saved directly from the sheet.

Did you know? With Bardeen, you can automate the process of downloading images from Google Sheets. Download the Bardeen app to streamline your workflow.

How to Make Charts in Google Sheets

To create a chart in Google Sheets, start by selecting the cells containing the data you want to visualize. Click on Insert, then select Chart. Google Sheets will automatically suggest a chart type, but you can change this by clicking on Chart type in the Chart editor and selecting your preferred chart. To customize your chart further, you can adjust the data range, chart style, and other options in the Chart editor.

Google Sheets Charts

Google Sheets offers a wide variety of chart types to suit different data visualization needs. These include line charts, area charts, column charts, bar charts, pie charts, scatter charts, and more. Each chart type has specific applications, such as tracking trends over time with line charts or comparing parts of a whole with pie charts. You can access detailed settings for each chart type through the Chart editor, allowing for customization of data ranges, colors, labels, and more.

Download Images from URL List Google Sheets

If you have a list of image URLs in Google Sheets and want to download these images to a Google Drive folder, you can use Google Apps Script. Create a script that fetches each URL, gets the image blob, and saves it to a specified folder in Drive. The script can be as follows:

'function saveImagesInDrive() {
  const ss = SpreadsheetApp.getActive();
  const sh = ss.getActiveSheet();
  const startrow = 2;
  const column = 1;
  const urls = sh.getRange(startrow,column,sh.getLastRow() - startrow + 1).getValues().flat();
  const folder = DriveApp.getFolderById("folderid");
  let o =,i)=>{
    let b = UrlFetchApp.fetch(u).getBlob();
    let f = folder.createFile(b);
    return [f.getUrl()];
  sh.getRange(startrow, column + 1, o.length).setValues(o);

This script will download each image to the specified folder and list the new Google Drive shareable URLs in the column next to the original URLs. Remember to replace "folderid" with the actual ID of your Google Drive folder.

Automate your Google Sheets tasks like downloading images from URL lists with Bardeen. Check out our playbook for downloading full-page PDF screenshots and more. Learn about Google Sheets automation to enhance your productivity.

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Automate Google Sheets: Images and Charts with Bardeen

Downloading images and charts from Google Sheets can be streamlined and automated with the help of Bardeen. While manual methods exist for extracting images or creating charts, automating these processes can save time, reduce repetitive tasks, and ensure accuracy in data handling. For instance, automating the download of images from a list of URLs in Google Sheets to a Google Drive folder can be particularly useful for marketers, researchers, or content creators who regularly work with large sets of visual data. Let's explore how Bardeen can enhance your Google Sheets experience.

  1. Download full-page PDF screenshots of websites from links in a Google Sheet: This playbook simplifies the process of converting web pages into PDFs directly from Google Sheets, ideal for archiving or sharing website content in a more accessible format.
  2. Scrape Google Images and Save to Google Sheets: Automate the collection of images for your projects by scraping Google Images based on your search criteria and directly saving the results to Google Sheets. This can be a game-changer for data collection in machine learning, design projects, or digital marketing.
  3. Save full-page PDF screenshots to Google Drive from website links in a Google Sheet: Extend the capability of your Google Sheets by automatically saving full-page PDF screenshots of websites to Google Drive. This playbook is perfect for research documentation, content management, or competitive analysis.

Explore these playbooks to automate your Google Sheets workflows and make your data management more efficient. Start by downloading the Bardeen app.

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