I'm trying to copy images from a Google Presentation to a LibreOffice Impress file, but having no luck. Any suggestions?

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    Click to select, CTRL+C, CTRL+V isn't working?
    – ale
    Nov 6, 2013 at 21:32
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    This is much easier now thanks to Keep Notepad. See the reply below using the new Google Slides feature "save to Keep Notepad" Feb 2, 2018 at 10:08

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Did you try grabbing the URL via the Network panel in developer tools? I was able to get the URLs for images I needed by:

  1. Opening Developer Tools in Chrome (Cmd+Opt+I)
  2. Selecting the "Network" tab (you may need to refresh the presentation)
  3. Clicking the little "filter" icon (the third icon from the top left)
  4. Clicking "Images" to show only images
  5. Clicking "Preview" to make sure you have the correct image
  6. Right-click the URL from the preview panel content area and choose to "Open in New Tab"
  7. In the new tab, right-click the image and save it

Example: enter image description here

  • Your answer was the best. Thank you!!
    – FranXh
    Jul 1, 2015 at 2:00
  • Does this always get the highest resolution version of the image?
    – binki
    Apr 23, 2016 at 15:54
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    This is much easier now thanks to Keep Notepad. See the reply below using the new Google Slides feature "save to Keep Notepad" Feb 2, 2018 at 10:08

Click on the Present button top right corner, this will start the presentation mode.
Right click on the image, use option Save as to save the image.

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    I do not get this "save" option when I right click the image in presentation mode. Jan 15, 2016 at 19:52
  • I went through all that debugger stuff just to find this solution after. Apr 1, 2016 at 13:45

You can download the file as a .pptx, then change the file extension to .zip, decompress it and find the images in the /media folder of the decompressed file.

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    brilliant, easiest solution for me, very convenient to be provided a folder with all of the graphics
    – kjones
    Jan 26, 2018 at 5:27
  • This also works with downloading as ODP.
    – Linuxios
    Dec 11, 2018 at 21:57
  • amazingly simple and doable, thanks a ton!
    – Anaderi
    Apr 24, 2020 at 5:20

A much more simple approach is to use the now built-in feature: Google Keep Notepad.

Right click image -> 💡 Save to Keep Notepad

You can then download from the keep notepad the way you can download any image displayed in your browser.

This not only let's you copy the entire slide, but actual, individual images (at their original resolution).

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    This is absolutely the simplest answer.
    – DanB
    May 9, 2018 at 17:43
  • This doesn't produce the original resolution.
    – Reid
    Jul 13, 2021 at 21:17

It's a pain, but you can download the entire file as a pptx, and then open that in LibreOffice, and you can then cut and paste the graphic.


Paste the image in the Google Documents and download as HTML Zipped. Images can be located in the images folder

  1. Go to File > Download As > WebPage (HTML, Zipped)
  2. Find the image in the images Folder

It seems like Google drive somehow "encrypt" the image source if you want to copy and paste it into Libre Office Impress. If you do a "Paste Special", the source of the image states "Unknown".

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Also, the same goes for Microsoft Office:

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In conclusion, I do not think it's possible to copy and paste images from Google Drive to Office applications on your workstation. I would however say it is possible to do so between Google Drive applications. The workaround would be either
1. to download the image and insert it as a picture from your computer or
2. Copy the URL of the picture on the Internet (Not Google Drive) and also go to insert > picture > and paste the URL in the location field of the picture.

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Middle-clicking or Ctrl+clicking (Cmd+click for OS X) on the image will open it in a new tab. There, it will behave as a regular image that you can save to your computer.


Step-1: File >> Download as MS Power Point Step-2: Open PPT >> right click on the image >> Save image

I used LibreOffice and exported the image successfully, can be done with MS Office too


Go to File → Download As → JPEG image.

  • But this copies the whole slide, right? Jan 14, 2015 at 14:16
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    And this will subsample the image in the presentation, lowering the resolution.
    – binki
    Apr 23, 2016 at 15:55

Zoom in as big as you can. PrtScn to capture the screen. Paste to image editing software, crop and enjoy.

  • This will subsample the image, lowering the resolution instead of grabbing the original.
    – binki
    Apr 23, 2016 at 15:55

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