Lately I have been challenging myself to stop and take more photos while out on my rides. Often, I find myself either riding so hard to reach a goal (location, distance, time constraint) that I don’t want to stop to break for any photos at all. A couple rides went by in years past without photos and now I cannot remember the details of those rides much at all. However, if a photo was taken while on the ride, I remember the past rides much better. This past year, I think I have remembered to take at least one photo on every ride and have uploaded it with my route on Strava. I love being able to remember the rides better because of this!
One problem remained however. I would delete these photos from my camera’s SD card or my phone (or I purchased a new phone) and now my only copies of those photos remains on Strava. Usually this is just fine, but there are photos I want to have copies of, or share with people directly, or post on social media. How do I download my photos from Strava?
Well, its actually quite simple and pretty quick.
- Open the ride with the photos you want to download in Google Chrome browser.
- Click the photo thumbnails at the top, above the map, but below the title and description.
- Right click on any photo once they open and choose “Inspect”.
- Hit Ctrl + F and type in the search bar: var photosJson
- right beneath this var photosJson, you will see a large block of text. Highlight and copy this section (through the “var viewableCount” portion).
- Paste this block of text into a text window (blank email, word document, blank text file, etc.). Its just temporary.
- After pasting it into a new text document or email, highlight the portion that starts immediately after “large”: “. Copy this html path that starts with https: and ends with .jpg. Make sure not to copy the quotes.
- paste that https:……jpg path into a new window. The image should open and display.
- Right click on this image and choose “Save image as…”
- Navigate to where you would like to save the image on your computer, name it, and save it. Done!