Help! I have lost control of my website. How do I get the photos to make the website again?
First: Don’t steal. These are not instructions on how to steal someone else’s photos.*
How to Save a Few Photos
If there are just a few photos, hover the mouse over each one. Click the right mouse button and select Save Image As… Choose a folder and save it.
The photo will by default keep the same name, but you can change the name if you want to.
Find an Image Folder
Sometimes you can open a folder with a lot of images. You can try this.
Hover the mouse over an image. Click the right mouse button and select Open Image in New Tab.
Go to the address bar in the tab you just opened the image in. Delete the name of the image up to the /.
This might open a folder containing a lot of images. If that works, you can sometimes find a folder full of folders of images. This doesn’t work often, but if it does, you can find a lot of your images that are hard to find any other way.
Find All the Images on a Page
If there are a lot of images on a page and you want to be sure to save them all, try this.
Hover the mouse over the page where there is NOT an image. Click the right mouse button and select View Page Source.
A new page or tab will open showing the source code of the page. Use the browser search function to find anything ending in .jpg.
Open each in a new window or tab. If you want to keep it, right click and Save Image As…
When you’ve found all of the ones ending with .jpg, do it again with .jpeg, .gif and .png.
Do this over and over until you have all of the images you want.
*This client’s designer disappeared on him. He did not have any way to get into the account. The domain name was about to expire and he wanted to be sure he had the photos. They were his photos. He took the pictures, but he did not know where the originals were and wanted these.