How to Save Images On a Chromebook

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Did you just find the perfect reaction GIF for your next Google Hangout? Or maybe you saw an image you want to use as your new desktop wallpaper? You can save these images to your Chromebook's internal storage for later use. 

Here is how to save web images to local storage on a Chromebook.

1. Open Chrome from the desktop.

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2. Find an image that you want to save. Here's an image I shot from my personal blog.

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3. Right click on the image and select “Save image as...” You can right click by clicking with two fingers on the touchpad.

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4. Change the image name, if you want to.

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5. Click the Save button.

step 4 save

Your image has now been saved.

6. Click Show In Folder to reveal the image.

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Your saved image will pop up with your other images in internal storage. You can right-click it in the Files app to see what you can do, including uploading it to your Google Drive or even copying it to a USB drive or SD card.

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  • Newbesailboat Says:

    Thank you so much! Now it works for me :)

  • Elon Musk Says:

    it not working :( all i want is a new profile pic

  • Juliana Baker Says:

    But what if you're saving a picture from an app like Pinterest or Facebook? Both of these apps have the option to download image. But when I've downloaded image from each of these apps they appear nowhere in My Files. Is it simply not possible to save images from apps on a Chromebook? Do they have to be downloaded from the web? I find it very frustrating that there isn't just a gallery or a photo album. I shouldn't have to hunt down my photos.

  • Gwendolyn Says:

    Thanks Ethan. Short and straight to the answer.

  • Ethan Says:

    Just open a picture from google and press Ctrl S. You're welcome.

  • angel spoicer Says:

    doesnt work
    for a CHROMEBOOK when you"right click" it takes u to its site

  • HyperStudent Says:

    There's no right click on the chromebook, so how?

  • Cybotnic Says:

    Do you realise he explanes how to do that in the secound step?

  • Shaun Hogan Says:

    Do you not realise that on a chromebook there is no right click it's one whole bar

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