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I have a few embedded images in a Microsoft Word document, is there anyway to copy the images out as jpeg files?

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If you are using Word 2007 you can open *.docx in 7-zip, since it is basically just a zip archive. Images are located in folder word\media. A bit more direct approach to saving as html but obviously won't work in older versions of Word.

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    I did not know this, nice tip! :) – techtechmo Sep 14 '09 at 12:43
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    You can also rename the .docx file to .zip and open it in the file explorer. – Donald Duck Dec 22 '16 at 15:57
  • one other option is right click on the picture. Format Menu -> Adjust Group -> Reset Picture (dropdown) -> Reset Picture and Size. This will bring the original picture back in the file. Now copy it ctrl+c and paste ctrl+v anywhere you like with original full resolution. This also can be done through right click on picture -> size and position context menu -> click reset button. this will bring original size. now ctrl+c and ctrl+v. press ctrl +z (undo) to bring it back to the previous version as it was in the document. – ihightower Dec 20 '19 at 4:04
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Although Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V is a good approach, but a better way is to save the MS word file as webpage, and get the jpg file.

The reason I said this is because Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V will generate a resolution loss in the picture. OTOH, if you save the Microsoft Word to HTML, then all the image size, and the original picture resolution will be preserved.

  • If the image has been resized when inserted into Word then the JPEG image will be a lower quality resized image. This is particularly noticeable for screen grabs containing text. Word 2007 also produces a full size PNG image with 'Save as Web Page' which will be the original quality. As T Kaltnekar pointed out, this is also available by opening the .docx file in 7-Zip. – pelms Sep 14 '09 at 13:06
  • very nice! +1 ... – studiohack Jun 21 '10 at 3:37
  • +1 I think this solution is better because you can see the images in the context. – fatihpense Oct 6 '17 at 10:00
  • one other option is right click on the picture. Format Menu -> Adjust Group -> Reset Picture (dropdown) -> Reset Picture and Size. This will bring the original picture back in the file. Now copy it ctrl+c and paste ctrl+v anywhere you like with original full resolution. This also can be done through right click on picture -> size and position context menu -> click reset button. this will bring original size. now ctrl+c and ctrl+v. press ctrl +z (undo) to bring it back to the previous version as it was in the document. – ihightower Dec 20 '19 at 4:04
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Right click -> Save Picture...

  • Simple, and keeps the original resolution. – Jose Gómez Feb 17 '17 at 14:30
  • this is a good solution.. but i wish there is a right click -> save picture to clipboard :-) saving the picture is a pain in the you know what! – ihightower Dec 20 '19 at 4:00
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Just copy and paste them into an image editing program (even ms paint will do) and then save as a jpeg.

  • This way you get a low-resolution image. – Jose Gómez Feb 17 '17 at 14:31
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    Yup, very old suggestion some of the others are much better. I like the save as web page option. – Col Feb 20 '17 at 12:26
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Select the image and copy it to clipboard in the normal fashion (either Ctrl+C, or click "Edit" then "Copy".

Next, go in to Accessories > Microsoft Paint, (Windows Flag+R / Start > Run then type "mspaint")

Next hit Ctrl+V or "Edit" then "paste"

Save the file and done!

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    This way you get a low-resolution image. – Jose Gómez Feb 17 '17 at 14:30
  • @JoseGómez - unless changed in recent versions, you get the original - so, if pasted in to word, it keeps the size meta data. If pasted in to pain, it has the original image. – William Hilsum Mar 17 '17 at 14:02
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    At least with Office 2010, you get a low-resolution image. Not sure if that has been fixed in later versions. – Jose Gómez Mar 20 '17 at 12:42
  • Copy and Paste gets you a rather useless low-res image. I am currently using Word for Office 365 16.x and don't recall that this ever worked and differently. I have to admit, though, that my memory gets a bit cloudy when we go back to Windows NT and earlier versions .... – cdonner Mar 20 '19 at 15:10
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Copy-paste from Word to another software (e.g. PowerPoint, Irfanview as suggested above) results in reduced resolution image in most cases (Word adjusts the resolution according to the page layout). Using 7zip as suggested works nicely, but if you don't have it, you can also rename a .docx file to .zip file and then use Windows capability of looking into contents - look for a folder called "media".

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