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Extract Photos from Google Sheets: A Step-by-Step Guide

Jason Gong
App automation expert
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Google Sheets
April 1, 2024

Extracting images from Google Sheets involves selecting the image, holding the Shift key, right-clicking, and choosing 'Save image as…'. For embedded images, use 'Put Image Over Cells' before saving. This process is straightforward and doesn't require additional tools, making it accessible for various purposes like presentations or reports.

Automating image extraction can significantly enhance efficiency, especially for large datasets or regular updates.

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Download Images from Google Sheets

Extracting or downloading images from Google Sheets can be a bit tricky, but there are several methods to accomplish this task. Whether you need to save images for a presentation, report, or any other purpose, understanding these methods can streamline your workflow.

How to Download Images from Google Sheets

The simplest way to download an image directly from Google Sheets involves a few easy steps. This method is particularly useful for images that are not embedded within a cell.

  1. Select the Image.
  2. Hold the Shift key.
  3. Right mouse click on the image.
  4. Select “Save image as…”.

This method is straightforward and doesn't require any additional tools or software.

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How to Save Images from Google Sheets

For images that are embedded within cells, there's a slightly different approach to save them:

  1. Right-click on the cell containing the image.
  2. Select ‘Put Image Over Cells’ from the Image submenu.
  3. Now, hold the Shift key, right-click the image, and choose ‘Save image as…’.

After saving the image, you can reverse the process to put the image back into its original cell position if needed.

How to Copy Images from Google Sheets

Copying images to use in other applications can be done by:

  1. Pressing the Shift key and right-clicking on the image.
  2. Choosing "Copy image".
  3. Pasting it into the desired application like Paint, Word, or others.

This method is useful for quickly transferring images without the need to save them first.

Additional Methods and Considerations

While the above methods are effective for most users, it's important to note that these techniques primarily work in Google Chrome. If you're using a different browser and encountering difficulties, switching to Chrome might resolve these issues. Additionally, for a bulk download or when dealing with a large number of images, other methods such as publishing the sheet to the web or downloading the sheet as an HTML file might be more efficient.

Remember, these methods are specific to Google Sheets and might not work in the same way with other Google Suite products like Google Docs or Slides.

Explore more on how to enhance your Google Sheets experience with addons for Google Sheets, discover how to automate Google Sheets, and check out a collection of Google Sheets automations.

Automate Google Sheets Image Tasks with Bardeen

While the manual extraction of photos from Google Sheets involves a few steps, automating this process can save a significant amount of time and effort. Automations can be particularly beneficial when dealing with large datasets or when you need to regularly update or maintain an image database. Here's how you can leverage Bardeen to automate tasks related to Google Sheets and images:

  1. Scrape Google Images and Save to Google Sheets: This playbook automates the process of finding and saving images from Google directly into your Google Sheets. It’s perfect for gathering visuals for projects, presentations, or even compiling datasets for machine learning applications.
  2. Save full-page PDF screenshots to Google Drive from website links in a Google Sheet: This playbook takes full-page screenshots of websites listed in a Google Sheets document and saves them as PDFs in Google Drive. It’s useful for archiving web pages or keeping records of website content.
  3. Download full-page PDF screenshots of websites from links in a Google Sheet: Similar to the previous playbook, this one downloads full-page PDF screenshots of websites directly to your local storage, making it easy to maintain a local archive of web pages.

Automating these tasks with Bardeen not only enhances efficiency but also opens up new possibilities for managing and utilizing image data. Start automating today by downloading the Bardeen app at

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