How to Save the Google Maps Image

Updated February 21, 2017

Google Maps can be a valuable resource if you are trying to get a better understanding of your surrounding area or if you are attempting to find directions to another location. Although there is no function on the Google Maps website that allows users to save the image they are viewing, users can save the images by using the screenshot function on their computers. By taking a screenshot, you essentially can copy and paste your Google Maps image and then use the program into which you pasted the image to save it.

Open the map you want to save in Google Maps.

Press the "Alt" and "PrtSc" or "Print Screen" keys on your keyboard simultaneously.

Click the "Start" menu, select "Accessories" and "Paint." Microsoft Paint will open.

Click the "Edit" menu and select "Paste." The Google Maps image will now open in your window.

Press the "Ctrl" and "S" keys simultaneously to save the document. You now have saved a Google Maps image.


You may also use a photo-editing program, such as Photoshop, in Steps 3 through 5.

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