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SOLVED! Copy images from Google Slides and Paste into InDesign

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Most of company uses Google Docs (Sheets, Slides) for our shared workflow.  But our designers build most everything in Adobe InDesign.  Multiple case studies and documents had already been build in Google Slides, and in scouring the web I couldn't find a simple solution to be able to copy an image from the slide and paste into any Adobe product.

 

In trying to ask my designer to find the original file of an image, I accidentally stumbled on a simple solution!  This requires having access to Google Chat:

 

  1.  Open your file in Google Slides;
  2.  Select the image you want to copy, hit (Command-C);
  3.  Open Google Chat, use an existing Room or conversation, or create new Room for yourself (use the + button) and start a New Thread (you don't need to add any people, or you can share with whomever will need the file);
  4.  Paste the image and hit send.
  5.  Double-click the image in the Chat to open the image in your browser window;
  6.  Right-click the image and select "Copy Image" or "Save Image as";
  7.  Paste (if copied) or Place (if saved) the image into your Adobe document.

 

Once you've established your Copy & Paste Room in Google Chat, you can use this again and again as the bridge between platforms.

 

Hope this helps!

Jim McNulty

Creative Director, Gigawatt Group

 

 

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Correct answer by JonathanArias | Adobe Community Professional

WARNING:

Copyign and pasting images into indesign introduces print/display errors.

This above is not the correct/recommended way to place images into layouts.

 

Here is a good source for how to place images into indesign:

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/placing-graphics.html

 

I removed the contact information posted. Please don't put contact information in post.

 

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SOLVED! Copy images from Google Slides and Paste into InDesign

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Most of company uses Google Docs (Sheets, Slides) for our shared workflow.  But our designers build most everything in Adobe InDesign.  Multiple case studies and documents had already been build in Google Slides, and in scouring the web I couldn't find a simple solution to be able to copy an image from the slide and paste into any Adobe product.

 

In trying to ask my designer to find the original file of an image, I accidentally stumbled on a simple solution!  This requires having access to Google Chat:

 

  1.  Open your file in Google Slides;
  2.  Select the image you want to copy, hit (Command-C);
  3.  Open Google Chat, use an existing Room or conversation, or create new Room for yourself (use the + button) and start a New Thread (you don't need to add any people, or you can share with whomever will need the file);
  4.  Paste the image and hit send.
  5.  Double-click the image in the Chat to open the image in your browser window;
  6.  Right-click the image and select "Copy Image" or "Save Image as";
  7.  Paste (if copied) or Place (if saved) the image into your Adobe document.

 

Once you've established your Copy & Paste Room in Google Chat, you can use this again and again as the bridge between platforms.

 

Hope this helps!

Jim McNulty

Creative Director, Gigawatt Group

 

 

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by JonathanArias | Adobe Community Professional

WARNING:

Copyign and pasting images into indesign introduces print/display errors.

This above is not the correct/recommended way to place images into layouts.

 

Here is a good source for how to place images into indesign:

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/placing-graphics.html

 

I removed the contact information posted. Please don't put contact information in post.

 

thanks

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WARNING:

Copyign and pasting images into indesign introduces print/display errors.

This above is not the correct/recommended way to place images into layouts.

 

Here is a good source for how to place images into indesign:

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/placing-graphics.html

 

I removed the contact information posted. Please don't put contact information in post.

 

thanks

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Completely agree that placing a high-resolution image is certainly the preferred method, and if I had access to the original and didn't need something from a Google document, I would certainly do that for maximum quality.  The challenge has been finding a way to grab an image from a Google document, which in itself would not provide the highest resolution. 

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This is how you can save those images to your local drive and place them into the layout:

https://www.softwarehow.com/extract-images-google-slides/

 

 

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