Save Images from Copy-Protected Websites

Download & Save Images from Copy-Protected Websites

Saving pictures from a website is a fairly simple process. Typically, all it takes is to right-click an image and save it to your computer. But sometimes, websites prevent people from copying text or images from their pages to avoid being published elsewhere. Many pages fight against unauthorized image sharing by disabling the right-click function. Fortunately, there is a way around this.

If you're looking for a way to save an image while right-clicking is disabled, you've come to the right place. This article will share helpful tips to help you bypass the blocks of Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

Download & Save Images from Copy-Protected Websites
Download & Save Images from Copy-Protected Websites

Save image when right click is disabled in Chrome

To save an image from a website in Chrome, users can usually right-click on it and select "Save Image" from the menu. However, this feature is not always available. If the website you are trying to download from has blocked the right-click feature, don't worry.
Below are some ways to "crack the code" and save the image when the right-click is disabled in Chrome.

Access your Chrome browser developer tools to change right-click settings Here's how to do it.

Navigate to the website you want to save the image to.
Right-click the blank white space on the page containing the image.
Select "Visit" from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, press the "Ctrl + Shift + I" key to launch Developer Tools

Find the "Applications" tab at the top of the Developer Tools screen.
If you do not see the tab, click on the two right arrow keys to expand the menu and select "Applications".

Navigate to the left window until you find the folder called "Frames".
Click the left arrow to extend it. When you do, expand the name of the site you want to save an image to.

Expand the "Image" folder.
Find the image you want to download.
Click on it for the extended version, then select "Save Image" to save to your computer.

Disable JavaScript

Most website owners use JavaScript to prevent right-clicking. A common hack is to disable JavaScript from Chrome, and you'll be able to right-click on an image to download it.
Open the page for the image you want to download in Chrome.
Select the pad icon next to the website name in the address bar.
Click on "Site Settings" and select the "JavaScript" option.
Block JavaScript by clicking the "Block" button.
Reload the page and try right-clicking on the image again.
Note that blocking JavaScript can break the webpage in your browser. If you plan to visit that website again, you may want to unblock it.

Take a screenshot

If you don't browse a website containing highly confidential information, you'll be able to take a screenshot of the image you want to download. Most laptops have a screen-capturing option that you can use.

Print to PDF

This method is similar to the screenshot. Just follow the steps below:
Press the "Ctrl + P" key on the keyboard to print the page.
Select "PDF" from the settings prompt. To do this, select "Destination" in the print dialog, then "Save as PDF".
This will convert the webpage into a PDF document.

Save image when right click is disabled in Firefox

Firefox is a highly customizable browser and allows users to change various website settings, including the right-click protection feature. The easiest way to do this is to disable JavaScript, but we'll just add a few more methods to the case.

Disable JavaScript

Most websites use JavaScript to prevent users from copying content from their pages, but a simple change allows you to do so without problems.

Just follow the steps below:

Open the webpage you want to download an image from.

Navigate to "Tools", then "Options".

Select the "Content" tab.

Uncheck the box next to "Enable JavaScript".

Reload the page. You should be able to save the image you want.

Be sure to re-enable JavaScript after you have finished downloading the content you need Otherwise, you risk breaking your web page.

Temporarily disable the feature

Another way to save images when right-clicking is disabled in Firefox is to change the settings on the configuration page. This will temporarily disable the right-click feature.

Right-click the image you want to save.

Press "Shift".

The context menu will appear, although it should normally be blocked.

Some sites will not allow their visitors to save or download images for certain purposes. Depending on your intentions, it may be illegal to download protected and copyrighted images without the proper permission of the website owner. Website owners usually disable the "right-click" option and block their images from being copied. But if you think this is valid, follow the steps below to save images from copy protected websites to your local disk.

1. Save images from copy protected websites using page sources

Right-click anywhere on the webpage, and then click the "View page source" option from the drop-down menu. Opens a new window with html coding of specific webpage. If the right-click option is disabled, use Ctrl-U to open the source of the page. Read this tutorial to see the source of the page in Firefox.

Press Ctrl-F key to open the search window. Do a search for ".png, .jpg, .gif, .jpeg" in this extension to find the URL of the image. You can find the exact image by looking at the image name before the extension (eg: summer.png).

Once you've found the right image, then copy the specific image URL. Open a new tab or window and paste the URL in the address bar. Press ENTER and you should find the image displayed on the screen.

Right click on the image and select "Save Image As ..." from the drop down menu. Select the destination folder where you want to save the image to your local drive and click "Save".

2. Save images from copy protected websites using PrintScr

The above method will not work for Flash websites, so copy the flash images with the screen shot using the print screen button.

Open the site where you want to download the images and zoom the image by pressing Ctrl- + or hold down the Ctrl key and then roll the mouse button.

Press the Crtl-Alt-PrintScr button to copy the screenshot. Open Paint twice and press Ctrl-V to paste a screenshot in a window.

Crop the image from the screenshot and paste it into another paint window.

Go to "File" and select "Save as". Choose the destination folder and image format and click "Save".

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