Have you ever been on Flickr and you found an awesome image that you wanted to save but you couldn’t? Well Flickr has made an epic code so a “regular” person can’t save the image directly from the website. To be able to do this process you will need a bit of knowledge of HTML, but I will try to make it so you won’t have to. When you come across an image where you can’t save, all you have to do is look at the source code. I don’t know how all browsers let you look at the source code but if you have Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, or Opera then I will be able to tell you exactly how to save protected images from Flickr. Unless you wanted to go to a website that has many photos you can choose from that you can download with a click.
First You Must
Be on the page where the picture is(not the gallery.) Either click the title of the picture or the picture itself. If you are on the correct page you will be able to see a magnifying glass icon. Click the magnifying glass icon. If a dark screen with the picture shows click “Vew all sizes” button.
Once you are on the page with options to choose the pictures size, choose the size you would like to save. Now continue to the next step.
Right click the webpage and click “View Page Info” then click “Media” OR At the very top toolbar click Tools -> Page Info -> Media – Click the first address in the list and press the down arrow on your keyboard until you see the desired Flickr image in the Media Preview Window. Click the “Save As…” button.
In Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari or Firefox:
Right click the Flickr web page and chose “View HTML source” OR “View page source” – In the toolbar at the very top click “Edit” and then click “Find” in the list. Type
“spaceball” id=”allsizes-photo” in the box at the bottom. You’ll find the full location of the protected image enclosed in the img tag after the line that “spaceball” is on. Copy and paste the URL into your address bar and hit enter. Right click and “Save Image As…”
If you can’t get your images that you want then you can try Photobucket.com which allows downloaded images. I have seen Photobucket many years ago and the website has come a long way with their design.
Update 7 OCT 2012: Image updated because spaceball doesn’t exist anymore. They changed their code to just the tag. You must search for id=”allsizes-photo” like how the image is with <div id=”allsizes-photo”>.