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How to Copy a Web Image's URL 2021

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What to Know

Chrome/Safari/Firefox/Opera: Find the image whose URL you want to copy, right-click on it, and choose Copy Image Address.Internet Explorer: Right-click on the image, select Properties. Find the URL and copy it.Edge: Right-click the image and select Copy. (Don't select Copy picture.)

Every image on the web has a Uniform Resource Locator (URL), which is the web address that points to that image. This article explains how to copy that URL and then paste it into a text editor, new browser window, or email, so any recipient can click it to load the image from the source link. The instructions apply to both PC and Mac.

Copy an Image URL in Google Chrome

Go to the image whose address you want to copy.

Right-click on the image and select Copy Image Address.

Paste the address into a new email.

Or paste it into a new browser window.

Or paste it into a text editor.

Copy an Image URL in Safari

Go to the image whose address you want to copy.

Right-click on the image and select Copy Image Address from the menu that opens.

Paste the address into a new email, text editor, or new browser window.

Another option in most browsers is to open the image in a new tab or window, and then copy the address from the URL bar of the browser.

Copy an Image URL in Mozilla Firefox

Go to the image whose address you want to copy.

Right-click on the image and select Copy Image Location from the menu that opens.

Paste the address into a new email, text editor, or new browser window.

If you don't see Copy Image Location in the menu, select Inspect Element. Look for the URL in the highlighted section of code following src=. Select the URL and then press Ctrl + C (Windows, Linux) or Command + C (Mac) to copy the URL.

Copy an Image URL in Internet Explorer

Go to the image whose address you want to copy.

Right-click on the image and select Properties.

Find and highlight the URL address to select it.

Right-click and select Copy or press Ctrl + C to copy the image. 

Paste the address into a new email, text editor, or new browser window.

Copying an Image URL in Microsoft Edge

Go to the image whose address you want to copy.

Right-click on the image and select Copy from the menu that appears. (Don't select Copy picture.)

Paste the address into a new email, text editor, or new browser window.

Copy an Image URL in Opera

Go to the image whose address you want to copy.

Right-click on the image and select Copy image address.

Paste the address into a new email, text editor, or new browser window.

When you copy an image's URL, note that the website's operator has control over the image to which your link points. They may remove that image at any time. Consider saving the image to your hard drive if it's important and if copyright allows.