How to Download and Save Images from a Word Document

Microsoft Word

3 quick and simple ways to download and save images from a Word document.

Microsft Word is one the most used word processors and is preferred by users from across the globe. If you are heavily invested in Word and use it for both personal and professional use, you ought to know the various way and techniques to work effectively. In this article, our focus will be on downloading and saving pictures from a Word document.

Saving pictures from a Microsoft Word document can be a real pain sometimes. For instance, there are countless pictures in a document, manually saving each of them would take forever. So, you should know of a more convenient and effective way to download and save images from a word document.

We will be discussing four ways of saving images, and the manual method will be one of them since it comes in handy in most cases.

Manually Saving an Image from Word

Manually saving images from Word is far more convenient when there aren’t many images to save. However, if the number of images increases, you should opt for the other options mentioned in the article to save both time and effort. The option to manually save pictures is available only in the recent versions of Microsoft Word.

To save an image from Word, right-click on the image and then select ‘Save as Picture’ from the context menu.

The ‘File Save’ window will open, where you can enter a name for the image in the text box next to ‘File Name’, chose the folder where you want to save it, and finally, click on ‘OK’ at the bottom.

You can similarly save more images from the document and add them to the same or different folders.


Quickly Save Multiple Images from a Word Document by Saving it as a Web Page

If there are plenty of images in a document, you can easily save them all at once and save a lot of time and effort on your part. This method comes in handy when the manually saving images seem too far stretched.

Open the document with all the images that you want to save and then click on the ‘File’ menu in the top ribbon.

Next, select ‘Save As’ from the list of options on the left.

You can now select a location for saving the file. If you don’t find one on the screen, click on ‘Browse’.

Now browse and locate the folder where you want to have the saved file. Also, you may change the name of the file by entering a new one in the text box next to ‘File name’. Once done, click on the box next to ‘Save as type’ to select a different type from the drop-down menu.

You will now see various options to change the file type to, select ‘Web Page’ from the list.

Finally, click on the ‘Save’ icon at the bottom of the window to save the file in the selected format.

The files have now been saved to your computer. Open the location where you saved the web page file and you will find a folder and an HTML document link there. Open the folder and you will find all the images that were in the document along with some other files required to launch the document as a web page. You can now either move the images to the desired folder or delete the unwanted files in this folder to enhance clarity.


Extract All Images from a Word Document using 7-Zip

The ‘7-Zip’ program comes to aid when saving images from a Word document as the process is the quickest of all when the number of images is higher. Also, it involves way lesser steps. If you don’t have the ‘7-Zip’ file manager, download it from 7-zip.org/download.

Once you have downloaded the installed the program, search for it in the Start Menu and then open it.

Next, browse and locate the document with all the images that you want to save. After you have found the Word document, right-click on it, select 7-Zip from the context menu, and then either select ‘Extract files’ if you want to extract the files to another folder or ‘Extract Here’ to extract them all to the same folder as the document. To help you get oriented to the whole process, we will select the ‘Extract files’ option.

A new box opens where you can select the path where the files will be saved by clicking on the icon with three dots near the top-right. You can also set a password for this file from the password section. Once you are done, click on ‘OK’ at the bottom to extract files to the desired folder.

Now, go to the folder where you extracted the files earlier. Then, open the folder where you saved the files during the extraction process.

Inside the folder, you will find multiple subfolders and files, open the folder with the name ‘word’.

In the ‘word’ folder, go to the ‘media’ subfolder to find all the images that were there in the Word document.

You now have all the images, either you could copy the images to another desired location or the whole folder itself since it only contains the images from the document.


You must have by now realized how simple it is to download and save images from a Word document. The second and third methods may initially seem intricate to some but once you get oriented with the process, it will be a cakewalk.