Saving Images Despite Unfriendly Websites

From time to time, one stumbles across a website that has gone out of its way to make it difficult to save images displayed on the page. A common tactic is to disable right-click for the elements concerned.

The following bookmarklet is a simple workaround.

To use it,

  1. drag it to your bookmarks bar
  2. when you’re on a page that won’t let you right-click to save images, click the bookmarklet.
  3. now, click on any image in the page to simply make your browser go directly to that image.
  4. from here, you can use the browser’s “save” functionality directly.