Find the web address of images

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Find the web address of images
Find the web address of images
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If you have found an image on the Internet that you like, but you don't know how to link to it, don't worry! It is quite easy to copy the URL of an online image. You can then paste this link anywhere, on your blog, forum posts, email, etc.

Steps

Method 1 of 3: Copying the URL of images on the web

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Step 1. Find the image you want to copy the internet address of

It is possible to copy the internet address of most images that you find online.

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Step 2. Make sure you have the original version of the image open

Some websites show a reduced version instead of the full image. If you copy the URL of that, you have nothing but the address of the icon. Make sure the full size image is loaded in your browser.

For example, the images in this wikiHow article are essentially nothing more than scaled-down versions. For the full versions you will have to click on the image to open it in a new window

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Step 3. Right click (computer) on the image or press and hold the image (mobile)

Once you've found an image you want to copy the link to, right click on it if you have a computer or press and hold the image on a mobile device.

  • If you're on a Mac with one mouse button, hold down Ctrl and click on the image to open the context menu.
  • If you are unable to right-click on the image, click here.
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Step 4. Select the option "Copy image address"

Depending on your browser, this option will have a different name:

  • Chrome (Computer) - "Copy Image Address"
  • Chrome (mobile) - "Copy Image URL"
  • Internet Explorer - "Copy"
  • Safari (iOS) - "Copy" (Note: This will only work if the image is not a link. If the image is a link to another page, Safari will fail to obtain the URL)
  • Safari (OS X) - "Copy Image Address"
  • Firefox - "Copy Image Location"
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Step 5. Copy and paste the URL of the image

Once you have copied the URL of the image, it will end up in the Clipboard. From there, you can copy it anywhere you want, such as a message, document, or the address bar in your browser. If you copy something else before pasting it, the copied URL will be overwritten by the last item you copied.

Method 2 of 3: Upload images and get a URL

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Step 1. Decide which image upload service you want to use

If you want to give one of your images a URL, you can send it to an image hosting website and copy the web address. This article mainly focuses on Imgur as it is one of the simpler solutions that does not require an account. There are a number of different free image hosting options available, including:

  • imgur
  • flickr
  • TinyPic
  • Shutterfly
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Step 2. Click the "Upload images" button

If you use Imgur, you will find this button at the top of the page.

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Step 3. Add the images you want to upload

You can search your computer for images and drag them into the window, or copy and paste.

If you use the Imgur app for your mobile, you will first have to create an account

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Step 4. Click the "Start Upload" button

The images are uploaded from your computer to the Imgur website.

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Step 5. Locate the "Share this Image" folder

Click the "More" link to expand it.

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Step 6. Copy the "Direct Link" web address

This address will direct you directly to the image you uploaded. You can then send, share and embed it as you wish.

Method 3 of 3: Searching for the image URL on more complex websites

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Step 1. Open the website in Chrome or Safari

If you can't right-click on the image, it's probably code protected. To find this address you need a developer tool, such as in Chrome or Safari. You can also do this with Firefox if you have the Firebug add-on installed.

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Step 2. Open the developer tool

Press Ctrl+⇧ Shift+I/⌘ Command+⇧ Shift+I to open the Web Inspector. This will open a new box in the browser containing the website's code.

You can quickly find the listing by right-clicking on the image and then selecting "Inspect"

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Step #3. Look for the listing of the image

As you scroll through the site's code, you'll see several elements that are highlighted. Find the part that highlights the image you want to copy.

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Step 4. Find the address of the image in the "Styles" section

If you hover your mouse cursor over the link, you will see a preview. Find the link to the image you want to find the web address of.

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Step 5. Right click on the link and select "Copy Link Location

" This will copy the URL of the image to your clipboard. You can test the link by copying it to the address bar (in a new tab) of your browser.

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