How to Save Pictures in Google Street View

Written by david koenig
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In 2007, Google added a new feature to Google Maps. Street View enables you to leave a street map or satellite view and see and explore locations at ground level. Google doesn't yet have a built-in function for saving a Street View photo. You can save a copy for your own personal use, however, by cutting and pasting the picture to your PC.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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    Go to, type in a location and press "Enter."

  2. 2

    Click and hold the golden "pegman" and drag it to a location you want to see in Street View. The photo appears.

  3. 3

    Click the "Full screen" icon in the top-right of the street-view picture. This enlarges the picture to fill your entire screen.

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    Press the "Prnt Scrn" key to copy the picture, once any temporary prompts have disappeared. You can usually find "Prnt Scrn" near the top right of the keyboard.

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    Click "Full screen" again to return to the ordinary browser size.

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    Click the Windows "Start" button, and type "Paint" in the search box, then click "Paint" to open the program.

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    Press "Ctrl" and "V" at the same time on your keyboard. This pastes the picture into the program.

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    Click the "Save" icon, type in a name, select a file format, such as .bmp or .jpg, and click "Save" to save your Google Street View picture.

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