How to Save the Google Maps Image

Written by chad buleen
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How to Save the Google Maps Image
You can save Google Maps images. (Thumbtack in a map image by Nikolay Okhitin from

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.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Open the map you want to save in Google Maps.

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

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

Tips and warnings

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

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