Whether you run a business or not, chances are high that you’ve come across a picture that you want to repost on Instagram. So what do you do? You press the Volume Up + Power keys at the same time (if you’re on iPhone X or newer), or you still press the Home Button + Power keys until you hear that old school camera sound. And bam, you got your screenshot.
You’ll notice that if I try to right-click the image, I don’t get the option to Save As...
However, I do get the option to View Page Source. Click that.
No need to be intimidated by all this code we can’t read.
Fortunately for us, CTRL + F is all we need, or CMD + F if you’re on a Mac. Hit CMD + F on your keyboard (or CTRL + F if you’re on Windows), and type in “.jpg” as demonstrated in the image here.
You’ll notice that your page will immediately move to the first instance of where it found that first “.jpg” text based on your search. There will be several instances of “.jpg” being found (in my case, it found “,jpg” 16 times), but it doesn’t matter. The first instance is all we need.
Select everything in that line between the quotes, starting at content= as shown highlighted here:
What you’re highlighting is a URL, so make sure that it starts with https://
Note: Make sure you don’t grab the quotes!
Now, either right-click what you selected and copy that text, or hit CMD + C to copy (CTRL + C if you’re on Windows), and open up a new tab. Paste that URL into the new tab.
A new window should open with the image you’re trying to save.
When you right-lick that image, you’ll have the option to “Save As…” the same way you’d expect to save most images from the internet.
That’s all there is to it. Now when you “Save As…”, you can save it wherever you want on your computer at its original Instagram image resolution.
Note: Instagram does compress images automatically, so if your image is 29 MB (like this one was originally), when you save the image, it won’t be the same size and likely won’t be the same quality. Still, it beats the screenshot both in terms of size and quality. So if you’re looking to get the best possible image quality, this is your best bet.