Christian Heilmann

Using browser developer tools as an image browser

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022 at 7:16 pm

Sometimes you come across web sites that have a lot of images scattered all over the page and you don’t care much about the content, but only want the images.

You can use the browser developer tools as a media browser.

browser developer tools only showing images

  1. Load the page you want to get the images from (here is a demo page)
  2. Open Developer Tools by pressing F12
  3. Go to the Network tool (the wifi icon)
  4. Reload the page
  5. Scroll all the way down to load all images
  6. Filter the Network results by Img type
  7. Click any of the image names to get a preview and download or copy the image

You can read more about this trick here or deep-dive into the official Network tool documentation.

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