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how to rip images from google inside view?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by firstnamelastname, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. firstnamelastname

    firstnamelastname Junior Member

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    google maps has a feature where you can see inside offices (I think a google certified photographer will go to your office and make these pictures)...anyway, I think it's call google virtual tours or something

    I need to save some pictures from a virtual tour. I can't figure out how to do it. It seems like they are hiding the source? I tried saving page as html and the pictures did not come through. Screenshot won't work because pictures always have some navigation menus over them.

    How would I rip/save some of the pictures?
     
  2. ChanzGrande

    ChanzGrande Elite Member

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    If this runs inside an applet or javascript code or whatever it will be very difficult to just export the images. According to G themselves the best you could hope for is to save these images as .jpg using the "save image as" icon. You can see this by googling "how to save google maps images." However, these images will have all the elements you referenced on them. The only other possible option would be manually cropping out anything you didn't want in the image.

    You could try some webpage inspection kits, i.e. inspect element in IE, developer tools in firefox and chrome, etc... I can't say for sure if G will reveal the actual image location, but it's pretty clear it does have to be hosted somewhere.