How to Download Images from Google Image Search

ByLance T. Lee

Apr 27, 2022

Google image search results are sometimes so beautiful that you want to save some of those images to your device. If you find yourself in this situation, here’s how to download photos from your desktop and mobile search results.

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Save Photos from Google Image Search to Desktop

To upload an image to the desktop, all you have to do is choose your image, click an option, and your photo is saved to your computer.

To do this, first launch your favorite web browser on your computer and open Google image search. There, find the photo you want to save to your machine.

Do a search on Google Image Search.

On the search results page, navigate to the photo you want to download.

Choose the photo to upload.

Right-click on your photo and, in the menu that opens, choose “Save image as”.

Your browser will open your computer’s standard “Save As” window. Here, select a folder in which to save your photo, type the name of your photo in the “File name” field, and click “Save”.

Save an image from Google Image Search.

And you have successfully uploaded your favorite photo from your image search results. If you are unsure where the image file is located, check your Downloads folder.

If your downloaded file is low resolution, try downloading this image directly from the source site. To do this, on the image search results page, click on the link under the photo and not on the photo to be taken to the photo site. There, right-click on the image and choose “Save Image As”.

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Download images from google image search on mobile

On your mobile phone, you can download images from Google image search results using Google Chrome, Apple Safari or Microsoft Edge. Mozilla Firefox doesn’t offer the ability to save images, so you can’t use it.

To get started, open your web browser and run Google image search. Find the photo you want to save to your phone.

On the search results page, tap the photo to upload.

Select the image to upload.

On the full-screen page of your photo, long-press the photo.

Tap and hold on the image.

On Android, in the menu that opens, choose “Download image”.

Select "Download picture" from the menu.

On iPhone or iPad, in the menu that appears, select “Save Image”.

Picking out "save picture" in the menu.

Your phone will download and save the photo to your local storage, and you’re ready to go.


Did you know that you can also save Google Slides objects as images on your devices?

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