How To Download Images From Websites Which Are Protected

Your Quick Answer:

To download the protected images you have to open the image in a new tab.

You can save the copy-protected images using the LightShot tool or by opening the developer mode on chrome, then opening the image from the source URL in a new tab.

While the image is protected and the right-click is enabled and you can not open the image in a new tab.

If you need an image from the web content but cannot, then most probably the image is locked.

In addition, if you are seeing an error message like ‘The image is protected’ or ‘The content is locked’ that assures it that the website owner doesn’t want you to copy the images.

But, those are locked with HTML code that can be ignored to get it done.

…yes, you can save pictures from a copy-protected website if you follow the methods we have discussed in this article.

However, if you need the whole content you have to copy the protected texts in another way.

How To Download Images From Websites Which Are Protected:

If you want to download a copy-protected image from a webpage then you have two methods to execute.

Either you can press the print screen button from your keyboard on a PC or you can directly inspect the hidden image URL and download the image from that URL.

1. Using PrtSc SysRq button

Whenever you see that the website does not allow you to copy or save the images on your desktop just take the steps to get that image.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: First of all, just keep the image visible on your desktop screen through the live URL and press the ‘PrtSc SysRq‘ button from your computer keyboard.

prt scn laptop key

Step 2: Now if you pressed that button, the total viewable area is copied into the clipboard. Now just open the paint program from your Windows PC and press ‘Ctrl V’ to paste the total view.

Step 3: From the total screenshot, you can select the area of that image and delete other unwanted portions.

Step 4: Now finally save that image on your computer drive as a new file.

That’s all done, this is how you can easily save the protected images from the right-click disabled website.

2. LightShot software on Windows or Mac

If you want to exclude the editing on any program you can use this third-party tool to take a screenshot of the exact image position and save that on your PC.

Just follow the below step-by-step guide:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Just search for the LightShot tool on the web and install it on your PC whether it is Windows or Mac OS.

lightShot img

Step 2: Now after installing it, this will be activated for all of your browsers likely the Chrome browser. Just press the same PrtSc SysRq button from the computer keyboard and this will ask you to select the portion you want to save as a screenshot on your PC.

prt scn laptop key

Step 3: Now you have to save the image screenshot on your computer drive. There is no father editing is needed in this case.

This is how you can save the images from copy-protected websites on your desktop using the screenshot tool.

3. From Websites on Chrome

If you wondering how you can download the original images you can do this easily on your Chrome browser.

You just need to open the image URL that you can find through the developer tool on your Google Chrome browser.

Step 1: For this, first of all, you need to install the developer tool extension on your Google Chrome browser.

web developer tool 1

Step 2: Now after opening the copy-protected website page just enable the developer tool and click on the ‘View Image Information’ option.

web developer tool 2

Step 3: This will instantly show the original image URL that you need to open in a new tab. After opening the images just right-click on your tab and save the image on your computer hard drive.

Note: This method helps you to get the image in HD quality and this is the original image uploaded by the website owner.

How to Save Images from protected Websites as JPG:

Try the following methods below:

1. Disable javascript and Save as JPEG

To save protected images from the websites, you’ll need to disable javascript. You can very easily turn off javascript from the site settings of web chrome. After turning off the javascript, you’ll be able to save images in JPEG format by right-clicking. 

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the protected site from where you need to download the image. 

Step 2: Click on the lock icon next to the chrome website. 

Step 3: Then you need to click on Site settings. 

click on Site settings

Step 4: You’ll find the Permission list. 

Step 5: You need to click on the Allow(default) button and then click on Block. 

click on Block
Click on block

Step 6: Next, you need to right-click on the image. 

Step 7: Click on Save image as. 

Click on Save image as

Step 8: Next, select Save as type to be All File. 

select Save as type

Step 9: Then on the File name box, provide a name and end it with.jpg. 

Step 10: Click on Save.  

Click on Save

2. Save Images and Convert them to JPG manually

You can also consider the method of saving the image in the original format and then you can convert it into a jpeg manually. As protected sites don’t allow you to save images in JPEG format, you need to first save them using the format that your device supports. 

Then you can use an online tool to manually convert the images to JPEG format. There are plenty of tools available online that convert the format of your pictures to JPEG and then save it on your PC for free. 

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the site. 

Step 2: Right-click on the image you want to save. 

Step 3: Then click on Save image as. 

Click on Save image as

Step 4: Next, name the image and then click on Save. 

Click on Save

Step 5: Open a jpeg image converter tool. 

Step 6: You need to upload the saved image of the tool. 

Upload File

Step 7: Then, convert the image using the tool by clicking on the Convert button. 

Step 8: Next, click on the Download button to save the converted image. 

Click on Download

How to save a picture from a website without right-clicking:

You have the following methods to try:

1. Using Chrome Developer Mode

You can use Chrome Developer Mode to save an image from a website without the right click. The steps below can help you find how you can do so:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the site from which you want to save the image. 

Step 2: You need to right-click on the site. 

Step 3: Next, you need to click on Inspect. 

click on Inspect

Step 4: Then click on the >> icon. 

click on the  icon

Step 5: Next, you need to click on Application

click on Application

Step 6: Click on the top option which is present under the Frames header. 

Click on top

Step 7: It will show a set of options from which you need to click on Images.

click on Images

Step 8: Click on log1m.png. 

Step 9: Then click on Save image. 

click on Save image

Step 10: It will save the image on your device.  

2. Save Protected Image on Safari

You can use the Safari browser to save images. To do that, you can follow the steps mentioned below:

🔴 Steps to Add images to the Photos:

Step 1: Open the website on the Safari browser. 

Step 2: Next, right-click on the photo you want to save. 

Step 3: Click on Add Image to Photos. 

Click on Add Image to Photos

Step 4: Then you need to open the Photos app. 

Step 5: You’ll find the saved image on the Photos app. 

🔴 Steps to Copy the image:

Step 1: Open the website and then right-click on the image. 

Step 2: Click on the option that says Copy Image. 

Click on the option that says Copy Image.

Step 3: Then it will get copied to your clipboard. 

Step 4: You can just open a document or app where you want to paste it and then you can save the document. 

Right-click save image not working – Why:

These are the reasons explained below:

1. Website Admin Has Disable Right Click

If right-clicking to save an image is not working, it might be because the admin of the website has disabled it. You can ask the admin to enable the right-clicking for saving images.

Only if the admin enables the right-clicking option, you’ll be able to use it for saving images from the site. If the admin doesn’t enable it, you can switch to a different website from where you can get images of the same kind. 

2. Your Browser has an issue (either update or reinstall it)

If you’re not able to save any image on a Chrome browser by right-clicking on it, you should know that it might be a browser issue. You’ll need to check if your browser has a new update or not. If it has a new update, update the browser. 

However, if there’s no new update, then you need to uninstall the browser and then reinstall it again after which check whether you’re able to use it for saving images or not by right-clicking on the image

How to Save Copy Protected Images on your Mobile:

If you are on your mobile device then you can also save the locked images from copy-protected websites on your mobile.

This trick goes the same as you did previously, just the direction of us changes.

For taking screenshots on mobile you have to press the power and volume up buttons or you can tap on the screenshot icon by sliding down the menu bar.

mobile_screenshot

If you take the full screenshot you will need to edit that image on your mobile image editor to select only the image portions and save that image on your mobile device.

If you take the help of the screenshot option from the menu bar, you can select the image position to save on your mobile device. That’s all you need to do to save a copy-protected image on your mobile device.

The Bottom Lines:

Whether you’re on a mobile device or PC, you can download the images for free. But, better to avoid such images from using to stay away from any copyright strike.

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3 thoughts on “How To Download Images From Websites Which Are Protected”

  1. This is totally new idea for getting images from websites that are locked. Excellent guide. Thanks, TechniqueHow is awesome.

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