Saving Photos from Any Orkut Album

You must have noticed that Orkut disabled Right-Clicking on photos in others albums recently. I guess their motive was to disallow people from saving personal photos from others albums. I feel what they have done now is quite unnecessary, considering the fact that Orkut is already giving every user the option of locking albums and restricting the access to a particular set of friends only.
There will be a lot more people who will upload photos of parties and get together on their Orkut Albums and ask their friends to take a copy from there. But now that they have disabled Right-Clicking, let’s check out what are the other possible ways to save photos from albums:
1)The first method any Internet User will think of is taking screenshots and cropping using simple software like IrfanView. It’s a convenient method if you want to save only a couple of photos.
2)But, if you want to save the photos from an entire album, it’s becomes a tedious job to take screenshots and crop it every single time. The best alternative is to:

  • Click on the Photo.
  • Drag the Photo to the URL of your browser and Drop.
  • Bingo! The link location is displayed and the photo is displayed in full length in the body which Right-Click Enabled!
  • Now, you can Right-Click and click Save Image As” to save it to your drive.

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Our author Sauravjit Singh listed few more ways to save display picture of any orkut profile. All techniques listed in his article also apply here.
Firefox user can also try Background Image Saver Firefox Addon for one-click direct links to all such images.

[Editor’s Note: Praveen Kumar blogs at Praveen’s Magic Quill. This is his first guest post on Devils Workshop. If you like to write for Devils Workshop, please read this. We have transaprent revenue sharing program.]


Black Pirate September 3, 2008

Not woking!!

ajay February 15, 2011

thanks dude its nice

Ajay September 4, 2008

Cool…Working fine

Praveen Kumar September 4, 2008

@Black Pirate – I think you must have did some small mistake while carrying out the process. Kindly try again and let us know… I tried and it worked fine…

orlando September 4, 2008

my method :

*Click on the Photo.

or use opera browser , right click avaliable .

sandip August 11, 2010

Thanks a lot friend …i have saved all the pics:) Thanks again!

Pavan Kumar September 5, 2008

Hey, here is another method… which can save protected images from any sites which do not allow saving image or right clicking… check out…

Black Pirate September 5, 2008

@Praveen thanks ya it worked fyn ……its just i didnt click onr da pic first and as it tried to drag it to the url …

sauravjit singh September 7, 2008

one of my favorite topic….

saving pics;)

Animesh September 10, 2008

thanks a lot.

Rahul Bansal September 11, 2008

Your welcome buddy… 🙂
Welcome To Devils Workshop! 😉

prismathsaji October 18, 2011


keval September 17, 2008

It is common method to save the photo.

Pavan kumar September 17, 2008

Wow!! Dat’s Great Job Man… Keep Rocking… Thank U….

AB September 28, 2008

Just turn OFF javascript when you want to save some image.

or use Apple’s safari.. drag n drop the pics on the desktop.

Praveen Kumar October 6, 2008

@everyone above – Thanks a lot for your compliments! I shall keep trying to make more posts!

prasath October 15, 2008

it works well thanks simple idea
even u can save d image from firefox by using save frame as option

Naveen October 31, 2008

Good job. It helped.


saravana November 3, 2008

ur tips rockz.,,,,keep postng smethng lik dis.,,

rajesh November 4, 2008

even drag nd drop work in mozilla 3
grease monkey script nd enable right click option always in mozilla 3 also rocks…….kepp posting new tricks alwayssss

ange November 12, 2008

hey yr idea is good it worked. tks

siddharth jain November 18, 2008

thanx bro its really works …
nice jobbbbbbbb.. bii take care

Rahul Bansal November 25, 2008

@siddharth jain
Your welcome buddy…. 🙂
Welcome To Devils Workshop… 😉

VAIBHAV November 29, 2008

u r rockin dude……this iz workin great for me

DIPESH December 3, 2008



Harsha December 9, 2008


sunny December 13, 2008

its not working… wht a bad idea

Deepak Jain December 13, 2008

Its working f9 for me..
What exactly you did?

Try the above procedure step by step again..

hemant December 24, 2008

oh my,,,what an idea sir g ,,its really working ,,thanks for that

Praveen January 18, 2009

Thanks to everyone who replied with their compliments!

Rishiraj Singh January 22, 2009

I have a better idea.
Install Firefox Add-on FireGestures and from the options menu map the save image function by any mouse gesture like up, down, left, right or by middle click, so u can save any image just by simple gesture in one step.

Rahul Bansal January 26, 2009

Avoid addon as much as you can!
Every addon makes firefox slower for sure.

Praveen Kumar January 23, 2009

@above – But that will increase the initial start up time of firefox! Follow the method mentioned in the post as it is definitely the easiest thing to do with any external code or plugin!

rinku January 31, 2009

thanxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx bro bally bally ho gai hai .

Deepak Jain January 31, 2009

@ rinku
LOL 😀 you seem to be too happy 🙂
Anways.. Thanks for your appreciation.. Keep visiting DW to know more tips and tricks 😉

Laxmikanth February 11, 2009


Jason February 16, 2009

cool man it works perfectly, thanks

shashi April 11, 2009

Good one. working fine..

aravind April 22, 2009

cool itzz wprking dude…

indrajit April 23, 2009

its really usefull thanks a lot to the guy who found this

ismail April 29, 2009

Thanks a lot… it s very usefull……..

bunty May 8, 2009

wow.!! its a mind-blowing trick…… thank u…!!

raja May 9, 2009

man its so nice

Pras May 10, 2009

wow grt buddy its working very beautifully….thks for the idea….and u can also visit my page and put u r own creations and ideas like this…u r most welcome…thks once again….


Debabrata May 25, 2009

thnx dude..good job

M June 18, 2009

Man…Its awesome!!!
u hav proved dat thr is nothing impossible here….

vipinss316 June 19, 2009

In IE it will not work.For this you have to right click on any portion of the page(no on photo).Select view page info.In page info there is a link ‘Media’,where all the images currently in the browser are shown.From there we can easily save our picz


rahul June 23, 2009

thnx a lot man….its really workks
gr8 job…hats off to u

narasingarao June 26, 2009

hello good man it is working thank u
grate job

sathish June 27, 2009

Hi All,
Here is the simple method,
Just login orkut thru this link or
go to photo album, right click save photos..

Durgesh July 15, 2009

thanks yaar
is good

Sameer July 18, 2009

Thts a big virtued thing u’ve discovered……….

grv July 23, 2009

wonderful…..simply wonderful……thnx a lot…..

johny July 29, 2009

Nice working with irfanview!!!!

Rohit July 29, 2009

Thanks Budy its working…….

nami August 24, 2009

GR8 itzzzzzzz amazing
thank u a lot pa..

ankit September 1, 2009

thanks working

Manisha September 30, 2009


Thank u so much…
It really worked and helped me a lot….


nagaraju November 8, 2009

Thanks boss, its working fine..

vipinss316 November 9, 2009 or

This method may results in account hacking(may b proxy sites).I believe drag and drop is the most effective way…

Mad November 14, 2009


tseizo November 17, 2009

Great man ….you r the best ..Keep up the good work

Nakul November 21, 2009

working fine
thanks buddy nice idea>>>>>>>>>>

sucharithan November 29, 2009

Cool! has off… Simple n works well 🙂

balwant December 8, 2009

thanx a lot dude

Prasanth December 17, 2009

Excellent dude awesome tip tanx a lot Keep Shakin!!

Nelson December 28, 2009

Thanks a million……… Cool idea!

Priya December 30, 2009

Thank u so much…

sachin January 31, 2010

very gooddddddddddddddddddddddddd dude its a very simple method

kiran February 5, 2010

thazz it working god job

utkarsh February 6, 2010

its gud yaar………..
its working..thankz..

vivek jain February 6, 2010

Thanks utkarsh. Check out our other posts in orkut. Hope you may find more interesting posts there too.

Anuradha February 11, 2010

thanx a million…………

inayat March 12, 2010

thanks , sir it is working

nisha April 28, 2010

its really good…thanks….

Anish May 4, 2010

thank u…………..very simple n humble ………………

Sastry May 4, 2010

Thanks Orlando 1 of the easiest trick 😉

Sharma Elanthiraiyan May 8, 2010

Great, Working exactly

sathish May 14, 2010

Simplest way is to drag the photo and drop it in your Desktop.

Ferdi May 16, 2010

its workin.. thanx a lot.

sruthi June 5, 2010

hey in new orkut i am not able to drag the pic…. just try it and tel me someother trick to copy the whole image

Try this September 4, 2010

The above option would not work in Orkut latest version. Here is the latest crack (using Opera)

1. Open the album.
2. Select the photo.
3. Right click and use “Inspect Element”.
4. You can see the full path of jpg in the tag.
5. Click to open in a new window.
6. Right click and save the jpg.

Praveen September 5, 2010

You can’t drag and drop photos from the album to the address bar. But (in firefox) you can:

1. Click once inside the photo area you want to save.
1. Right click and select ‘View Selection Source’
3. In the ‘DOM Source of Selection window’ copy the long URL given in the second tag and paste this URL in a new tab/window and hit enter.
4. Bingo! You now have direct access to the pic! Right click and Save, as usual!


Gaurav September 8, 2010

thanx dude……. it works fine ..
i was helpless for the last two days…..

suvi September 30, 2010

very nice