Image URL

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We all know how essential URLs are to navigating the digital world. These strings of text are more than just links to your favorite websites, though – they also manage the pictures and videos you see on those sites too!

What Is an Image URL?

An image URL is a web address that can be used to find an image online. They look and act just like normal URLs, but instead of telling you what page to load, they tell you what image to load. These URLs are then inserted into a webpage, which can interpret the URL and render it as the actual image instead of a link.

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How do I get a URL for an image?

Getting the URL for an image is pretty easy, and there are multiple ways to get it:

  • Right-click the image on a webpage and click “Copy Image Link”/”Copy Image Address”
  • Click and drag the image to your browser’s address bar
  • Click “Open Image in new tab” and copy the URL in the address bar
  • For those who use specific browsers, the options might vary slightly:
    • In Chrome, you can right-click the image and select “Copy image address”
    • In Firefox, the option is “Copy Image Location”
    • For Microsoft Edge, it’s “Copy link”
  • Another method is to go to Google Images, search for the image you want, click on it, and then select “More Share” to get the image URL.

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Getting the Most Out of Image URLs with Cloudinary

Image URLs are a common part of the internet today, and most users probably don’t think twice about them in their day-to-day lives. And with Cloudinary, you can take your image URLs to brand new heights.

With Cloudinary, you can use our Programmable Media to dynamically change your pictures on the fly, adding customizations and optimization for all of your users across your entire platform. Cloudinary aims to help you easily create advanced image transformation and delivery URLs to optimize your site for search engines better.

Moreover, the utility of image URLs isn’t just limited to web pages. They can also be used to share images in forums, articles, and other online platforms, expanding their versatility and usefulness.

You can get started with Cloudinary today for free! Sign up today for a free account and see what we can do for you.

Last updated: Nov 6, 2023