How to Save Images in Right-Click Disabled Websites in Chrome


Encountering a website that restricts the right-click function can be frustrating, especially when you want to save an image for personal use or reference. However, there are ways to overcome this limitation and still save images from websites that have disabled the right-click option. In this article, we’ll explore various methods to bypass right-click restrictions and save images in Google Chrome.

Use the Keyboard Shortcut

1. Use the Keyboard Shortcut

One of the simplest ways to bypass right-click restrictions is by using keyboard shortcuts. After locating the image you want to save, click on it to ensure it’s selected, and then use the keyboard shortcut to open the context menu.

   – Windows: Press “Ctrl + Shift + I” to open the Developer Tools. Navigate to the “Sources” tab, find the image URL in the file tree, right-click, and choose “Open link in new tab” to view the image. From there, you can right-click on the image and select “Save image as.”

   – Mac: Press “Cmd + Opt + I” to open Developer Tools, follow the same steps as in Windows to find the image URL, open it in a new tab, and then save the image.

2. Disable JavaScript

Right-click restrictions are often implemented using JavaScript. By disabling JavaScript, you can bypass these restrictions temporarily. Here’s how:

   – Right-click on the page where the image is located and select “Inspect” or use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl + Shift + I” (Windows) or “Cmd + Opt + I” (Mac) to open Developer Tools.

   – In the Developer Tools panel, go to the “Console” tab.

   – Type the following command and press Enter: `document.oncontextmenu = null`

   – Now, try right-clicking on the image again, and the context menu should appear. You can then select “Save image as” to save the image to your computer.

3. Use Browser Extensions

There are several browser extensions designed to help users bypass right-click restrictions. These extensions often disable scripts that prevent right-clicking. Here’s how to use one:

   – Open the Chrome Web Store and search for an extension like “RightToCopy” or “Allow Copy.”

   – Click on the extension you prefer, then click “Add to Chrome” and confirm the installation.

   – Once installed, try right-clicking on the image again, and you should be able to save it without any restrictions.

4. Take a Screenshot

If all else fails, you can resort to taking a screenshot of the image. While this won’t provide you with the original image file, it’s a quick way to capture the content. Use the “PrtScn” (Print Screen) key on Windows or “Cmd + Shift + 4” on Mac to capture a screenshot. You can then paste the screenshot into an image editor and save it.

5. Inspect Element

If the right-click restriction is implemented poorly, you can use the “Inspect” option to locate the image URL:

   – Right-click on the page and select “Inspect” or use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl + Shift + I” (Windows) or “Cmd + Opt + I” (Mac) to open Developer Tools.

   – In the Developer Tools panel, go to the “Elements” tab.

   – Locate the `<img>` tag corresponding to the image you want to save. Right-click on it, select “Open link in new tab,” and then save the image from the new tab.


While right-click restrictions may hinder the traditional method of saving images, there are various workarounds available for users who wish to save images from websites with disabled right-click functionality. From using keyboard shortcuts and disabling JavaScript to leveraging browser extensions and inspecting elements, these methods provide users with alternatives to overcome right-click restrictions in Google Chrome. Remember to respect copyright and usage policies when saving and using images from websites, and always use these methods responsibly and ethically.