It’s very easy to download images on Google Chrome. All you have to do is right-click and choose the ‘Save image as’ option from the pop-up menu. Alternatively, you can also choose the ‘Open image in the new tab’ option to download it in the original resolution or just drag and drop it to a folder on your desktop. But what do you do if you wish to download images on a page in bulk or simply download one frame from the YouTube video you’re watching? Here are some image downloader extensions for Chrome that will help save images from most sites in bulk with a few simple clicks.
Best Image Downloader Chrome Extensions
1. Click Image Downloader
Best for: Replacing the right click save image option with a keyboard shortcut
As I said in the introduction, the native method to download an image on Chrome works well for one or two images. Click Image Downloader extension for Chrome saves you time by allowing you to save images with a keyboard shortcut. Simply hold the Shift key and right-click which saves you a wee bit of time. The extension works well with Google Images and Bing, but not with other websites.
Another similar extension is the Shift Click Image Extractor that even shows a preview of the image while downloading it. However, since it opens each image in a new tab first, 1 Click Image Downloader is a better and quicker choice.
2. Image Downloader
Best for: Bulk downloading images from any website
I tried multiple bulk image downloaders and by far, Image Downloader Chrome extension is the best one. It’s open-source and allows you to filter images by image width and height. In addition to this, you can also access URLs for all the images on a webpage. The extension works for both single and bulk image downloads as you get the option to click and select only the images that you want to download.
There is only one known issue with the extension. It may sometimes detect and download the image thumbnail rather than the original size. However, you can open the selected images in a new tab and then download which solves the issue. If you still face frequent resolution issues, Image Downloader is another extension (with the same name) that you can try.
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3. Unsplash For Chrome
Best for: Downloading free high resolution images that can be used without attribution
Unsplash is a great place to find free high-resolution stock-free images on the internet. These photos can be downloaded and used for free without attribution whatsoever. So if you frequently use images for your blog or just about anything else, this extension offers a quick way to search them on Unsplash. The extension shows an array of pictures within a small window on the top right corner regardless of the webpage you are on.
In addition, you can right click and save the images or click on the image contributor’s name to open Unsplash’s website.
4. Lodaify Smart Image Downloader
Best for: Downloading pictures and color codes used in a website
Lodaify is a very unique image downloader extension for Chrome browser. It not only allows you to download images, but you can also find the color codes used. Useful for those who are into designing and frequently need to find color codes.
The extensions also come with an image downloader that detects even the smallest of icons and shows them in a new tab. Unlike others, the UI is clean and you can easily hover over an image to view the download icon. Apart from that, a user can also find the resolution of these images before downloading them.
5. Image Download for YouTube
Best for: Download YouTube thumbnails in full resolution with a single click
Want to use a YouTube video’s thumbnail as your PC’s background image? Image Download for YouTube extension allows you to download thumbnails for any video with a single click. So the next time you are listening to Lo-Fi and feel like downloading the image used in the video, you know what to do.
Whenever you open the YouTube video and hit the extension icon on the top right corner, it shows you a preview with the download button. Simply click on Download and save.
Closing Remarks: Download Images Using Chrome Extensions
There are other options but these are some of the best Chrome extensions to download images in bulk. I personally use 1 Click Image Downloader as it allows me to skip the ‘save as’ option. Choose one based on your specific needs. Don’t end up installing too many extensions which would slow down the browser itself.
Also Read: 5 Best Video Downloader Chrome Extensions