3 Methods to Extract Pictures from Word Documents

In the following article, we will emphasize on discussing 3 easy and operable ways to extract pictures from Word documents.

Now and then there are times when you need to save all the pictures from a Word document. As a result, here we are to offer you 3 quick ways to extract images with original resolution. Read on to find out more details.

Method 1: Save as Picture

  1. Firstly, open a Word document which contains images.
  2. Second, right click a picture to be saved.
  3. Next choose “Save as Picture” option on the drop-down menu.Right Click the Picture ->Choose "Save as Picture"
  4. In “File Save” window, choose a location for the image.
  5. Remember to name the image.
  6. Then click “Save”.Choose A Location ->Name the Picture ->Click "Save"
  7. To extract all images, however, you have to repeat from step 2 to step 6 so that you can save them one by one.

Method 2: Save as Web Page

  1. Similarly, open a Word document first.
  2. Then click “File”.
  3. Next go to click “Save As” option to open the “Save As” window.Click "File" ->Click "Save As"
  4. Choose a location for the document first.
  5. This time, choose “Web Page” in “Save as type” list box.
  6. Click “Save”. Now you will notice the document is on a “Web Layout” view.Choose "Web Page" ->Click "Save"
  7. Move to the place where you save the document.
  8. Find the file holder with the document name.
  9. Next double click to open it.
  10. Then you can find all images in both original and Word intrinsic resolution.

Method 3: Change File Extension Name from “.docx” to “.zip”

If you decide to use this way to extract images, then you have to make sure the extension of your file is shown first.

Display the File Extension

Below are steps for displaying the file extension:

  1. To begin with click “Start”.
  2. Then click “Computer”.
  3. In the window, click “Organize” first.
  4. Next, click “Folder and search options”.Click "Organize" ->Choose "Folder and search" option
  5. Now the “Folder Options” window will pop up. Firstly, click “View”.
  6. Then, in the group boxes below the “Advanced settings”, remove the check mark in “Hide extensions for known file types” box.
  7. Then click “OK”.Click "View" ->Remove the Check Mark in "Hide extensions for known file types" Box ->Click "OK"

Steps to Extract Images

  1. At the beginning, we suggest you take a backup of your file first in case your file get corrupted.
  2. Next right click the document.
  3. Then choose “Rename”.
  4. Just change “.docx” to “.zip”.
  5. And press “Enter”.
  6. Now on your screen there will be a warning message. Click “Yes”.Click "Yes" for the Warning Message
  7. You can see the document turns into a zipped folder. Double click to open it.
  8. Then double click the folder with the name “word”.Click the "word" Folder
  9. And now you can see a folder with the name “media”. Double click it to view all images in original resolution.
  10. Next right click the “media” folder.
  11. Choose “Extract to the specified folder”.Right Click the "media" Folder ->Choose "Extract to the specified folder"
  12. Finally choose a location to save all the images.


Methods Similarity Advantages Disadvantages
Save as Picture All 3 ways enable you to extract images in original resolution.           Simple 1.      Time-consuming when document has a lot of pictures

2.      Only works in Word 2010 and higher versions.


Save as Web Page

1.        Simple

2.        You can get images in Word intrinsic resolution as well.

3.        You can extract all images at one time.

4.        Works for all versions of Word



Change Extension   from “.docx” to “.zip”


You can extract all images at one time.

1.        Get images in original resolution only.

2.        Only works for  .docx documents generated by Word 2007 and higher versions


Remember to Back up Your Files

To sum up, we mentioned changing document type as well as its extension. Admittedly, these operations are absolutely threatening your file security. Therefore if you don’t want to spend time in word recovery, you should take the time to back up your files before every dangerous move. In the long run, take backups will only cost you minutes but can save you much more valuable time.

Author Introduction:

Vera Chen is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including excel recovery and pdf repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com

3 responses to “3 Methods to Extract Pictures from Word Documents”

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  2. Wow! Thanks so much; method 3 FINALLY gave me access to all the files…I’ve spent so many years expanding the image, right clicking… and saving as
    This is a serious time saver (and quality restorer!)

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