Learn to Copy an Image's Web Address in Microsoft Edge

See an image you like on the internet? Copy its URL

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When you run across a specific image on the internet that you want to save for future reference, one way to save it is to copy that image's web address — its URL. That way you can easily return to the image whenever you want. Here's how you do this using Microsoft Edge.

Copying an Image URL in Microsoft Edge

Before you start this step-by-step guide to copying an image's web address in Microsoft Edge, set up a folder or file for this information.

  1. In the Microsoft Edge browser, go to the webpage with the image.

  2. Right-click on the image for which you want to copy the URL.

    Screenshot of Copy in right-click menu in Microsoft Edge
  3. Select Copy (not Copy picture) from the menu that appears.

Locating an Image Tag

If you don't see Copy in the menu, select Inspect Element from the menu instead. From there, you can find the address.

  1. Right-click the image and choose Inspect Element to open the source code.

    Screenshot of Inspect Element
  2. Double-click the URL that appears under the src attribute for that <img> tag.

    Screenshot of image source URL
  3. Press Ctrl+C to copy the URL and then paste it to the file or folder you prepared to save the information using Ctrl+V.

Whenever you want to return to the image, copy the URL you saved and paste it into your browser.

Inspect Element Missing

If you right-click an image but don't see the Inspect Element option, enable it in Microsoft Edge settings.

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Type about:flags into the address bar and press Enter. A settings page will open.

    Screenshot of about:flags in address bar
  3. Select the Show "View source" and "Inspect element" in the context menu checkbox under Developer Settings.

    Screenshot of Developer Settings
  4. Exit the settings page. Inspect Element will appear when you right-click an image.