Google’s Social networking site, Orkut recently did some security updates that would disallow anyone to save images from Orkut photo galleries. This is in addition to a security feature added some months ago, that permits users to disallow strangers to access his / her photos. So now you can block your images from strangers and even if someone can see your image, he can’t save it.
Orkut, being a social Networking site, is one place where people share their photos and there are cases when you have to save the images for offline use. Like, you might wish to save the recent party photos for some later use. Here are five ways to save Orkut photos.
Saving Photos from Orkut Galleries made easy
Disable Java to Enable the Right Click Menu
Orkut added this security feature simply by adding a bit of Java Script to its pages. The script disables the Right Click Menu and once you don’t have the right click menu, you can’t save the photo. Just disable the Java Scripts on your browser and the right click menu will come right back! And then you can save the images.
How to Disable Java Scripts?
- Internet Explorer: Follow this Guide! (I seldom use IE and had to google to find the solution)
- Google Chrome: Disable Java Script with this tutorial.
Use the Firebug Firefox Plugin to Remove the Java Script
If you are on Firefox then you have lot more options to save images. The Firebug Firefox Plugin (never heard of it? Read about Firebug) can edit the code in real time. Load the image that needs to be saved on the browser, and press F12. The Firebug Console pops up.
Press the inspect button and set the focus on the image. Now right click the code of the image in the console and select ‘Edit HTML’. From the HTML code editor, delete the following code:
Now the right click menu is enabled and you can save the image!
Drag and Drop image to a New Tab
If you still need more options to save images from Orkut, Tech Tola has three more solutions. One easy way which he advises is to drag the image to a new blank window or tab. That’s the easiest of all. Find details on the easy ways of saving the Orkut Galleries on Tech Tola.
Remember to save images responsibly… 🙂