How to Save Images to a Web Page When Right-Click Is Disabled

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Saving images from websites is a fairly simple process. Generally, it is sufficient to right-click on an image and save it to your computer. But sometimes websites prevent people from copying text or images from their pages to prevent them from being published elsewhere. Many pages combat unauthorized image sharing by disabling the right-click feature. Fortunately, there is a way around this.


If you're looking for ways to save images when right-click is disabled, you've come to the right place. This article will share useful tips to help you bypass blocks in Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.


Save images 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 a website you're trying to download an image from has blocked the right-click feature, don't worry.

Below are various methods to "crack the code" and save images when right-click is disabled in Chrome.

Via developer tools

Go to your Chrome browser's developer tools to change the right-click settings. Here's how.

  1. Go to the website containing the image you want to save.
  2. Right-click on the empty white space on the page that contains the image.
  3. Select "Inspect" from the drop-down menu. You can also press “Ctrl + Shift + I” keys to launch the developer tools.
  4. Find the "Application" tab at the top of the Developer Tools screen.
  5. If you don't see the tab, click the two right-pointing arrows to expand the menu and select "Application."
  6. Navigate in the left window until you find the folder labeled "Images".
  7. Click on the left arrow to enlarge it. When you do, expand the name of the site from which you want to save an image.
  8. Expand the "Pictures" folder.
  9. Find the image you want to download.
  10. Click it for the enlarged version, then select "Save Image" to save it to your computer.

Disable JavaScript

Most website owners prevent right-clicking by using JavaScript. A simple hack is to disable JavaScript from Chrome and you'll be able to right-click on an image to download it.



Here's how to do it:

  1. Open the page containing the image you want to upload in Chrome.
  2. Select the pad icon next to the website name in the address bar.
  3. Click on “Site Settings” and select the “JavaScript” option.
  4. Block JavaScript by clicking the "Block" button.
  5. Reload the page and try right-clicking the image again.

Note that blocking JavaScript may break the web page on your browser. You might want to unblock it if you plan to visit this website again.

Use an extension

These days, there seem to be extensions for everything. And extensions to enable right-clicks are no exception. Here's how:

  1. Navigate to the Chrome Web Store and find the "Enable right-click" software.
  2. Select "Add to Chrome".
  3. Launch the page from which you want to upload a photo and click on the extension icon to the right of the address bar.
  4. Press "Enable right-click" to copy content by right-clicking on it.

Take a screenshot

Unless you're browsing a website with highly confidential information, you should be able to take a screenshot of the image you want to upload. Most laptops have a screenshot option that you can use as well.

Print to PDF

This method is quite similar to the screenshot method. Just follow the steps below:



  1. Press the "Ctrl + P" keys on the keyboard to print the page.
  2. Choose "PDF" from the settings prompt. To do this, select "Destination" and then "Save as PDF" in the Print dialog box.

This will convert the web page to a PDF document.

Save images when right click is disabled in Firefox

Firefox is a highly customizable browser and it 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 add a few more methods just in case.

Disable JavaScript

Most websites use JavaScript to prevent users from copying their page content, but a simple tweak will let you do it without a hitch.

Just follow the steps below:

  1. Open the web page from which you want to download an image.
  2. Go to "Tools", then "Options".
  3. Select the "Content" tab.
  4. Uncheck the box next to "Enable JavaScript".
  5. Reloads the page. You should be able to save whatever image you want.

Be sure to re-enable JavaScript once you've finished downloading the content you need. Otherwise, you risk breaking your web pages.


Temporarily disable the feature

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

  1. Right click on the image you want to save.
  2. Press “Shift”.

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


Adjust the configuration page

  1. Open the Firefox configuration page by typing "about:config" in the address bar.
  2. Confirm the prompt that appears on the screen.
  3. Enter “context” in the search bar at the top and find the following file: “dom.event.contextmenu.enabled”.
  4. Double-click the line to toggle it to "false".
  5. Go back to the website from which you want to download an image and right-click on the image.

Don't be surprised to see the right-click feature disabled. As soon as you close the menu, you will be able to download the image.

Use an extension

Using an extension is an easy way to bypass right-click functionality for Firefox users. Just go to the Mozilla add-ons page and follow the steps below:

  1. Find the Absolute Enable right-click and copy Add.
  2. Add the extension to your browser. Make sure it is enabled when you visit the desired page.
  3. Download the image by right-clicking on it.

Save images when right click is disabled in Safari

Compared to Chrome and Firefox, Safari has the fewest options for saving images from copyrighted websites. However, the best and easiest way to do this is to disable JavaScript.

Disable JavaScript

Many websites run JavaScript to protect their content from unauthorized sharing and downloading. You can disable JavaScript in Safari as a quick workaround.

Here's how to do it:

  1. Launch Safari on your Mac.
  2. Open the application menu and click on "Preferences".
  3. Go to the “Security” tab.
  4. Uncheck the "Enable JavaScript" box.

This will prevent JavaScript from running on the website you want to download an image from. Go to the website to save the image, then re-enable JavaScript by repeating the steps above and checking the "Enable JavaScript" box.

Take a screenshot

If the above steps don't work for you, you can always take a screenshot of any image. Simply press the following keys on your Mac:

  • “Shift + Command + 3” to take a screenshot of the whole screen
  • "Shift + Command + 4" to record part of the screen

Bypass right-click functionality

Content protection is a huge issue for many websites and disabling the right-click feature is a way for them to protect their material. Fortunately, there is an easy way around this, and we just shared it with you. Whether you are a Chrome, Firefox, or Safari user, you now know at least a few ways to save an image from a copyrighted website.

Which method worked best for you? Share your experience in the comments below.

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