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Download all images

Often you see a lot of images scattered around an annoying document or you come across a gallery of images and wonder how you could get a simple way to access these images.

Take the demo page containing an image gallery for example. You can click any of the smaller images to see a bigger version. This is still an easy gallery. Often you can even right-click and save images.

On sites like these you can use the Network tool to get access to all the images that are used in the document or even loaded in the background. The Network tool allows you to inspect any traffic that happens on the web product you’re currently consuming. To access images in a convenient fashion, do this:

  1. Open Developer Tools by pressing F12.
  2. If the Network tool isn’t avaible yet, press the + button, select the Network tool and reload the page. Opening the network tool
  3. The Network Tool now shows all the content that was and is still being loaded Network showing all the page resources loading
  4. Click the Img option to filter the list to only see image files Filtering the network results by media type
  5. Click on any of the images in the list to see a preview of it.
  6. Right-click on the image to be able to copy the image, open it in a new tab or save it.

You can see this in action on the demo page in the following recording:

Recording of how to use the Network tool to download images

You can use the Network tool for a lot more things, for example to get a simpler player control for videos.