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there are some websites that don't allow you to right click on the image but i know it's possible to find the individual image.  how do i find the url to the specific image?  is it in the source?  coding?

I'm using Internet Explorer 8 but can use firefox or chrome
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In firefox, you can highlight a specific region of the page and select the "View Selection Source" from the context menu.  However, if it's embedded deep with css it may require a good bit more searching.  Sometimes you have to search a slightly larger section of area of the screen with this feature to find the portion of code containing your image and work backwards.
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It might be in the code. Just view the source code through Internet Explorer and look for this code.

<img src="location of file.jpg">

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If site is using complex html use IE developer tools.

http://www.15seconds.com/issue/070208.htm
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As another thought, you could use something like wget to pull the entire page (and all associated objects) to a local folder and browse the folder.  Sometimes a lot easier.
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There is also an add-on for Chrome called 'Web Developer' that will display the image paths on the page.

Chrome - Web Developer
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the easiest one was using the source and sifting through the images.

but thanks for everyone's input!
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