How to download images from Google Earth View – Choose from over 2,500 landscapes

How to download images from Google Earth View – Choose from over 2,500 landscapes
Google Earth View is a collection of colourful landscapes from across the world that are captured from the satellite. Today, Google made its largest update by adding over 1,000 images to the collection, taking the total to over 2,500 high-res images.

What is Google Earth View?

Earth View was developed over ten years ago by the search giant. It is a collection of thousands of earth’s most beautiful and colourful landscapes, as seen from space. It was developed after Gopal Shah, product manager, Google Earth used the platform to take a screenshot of Salt Ponds and used it as a wallpaper.

“Earth View has the power to elevate our minds from our tiny screens to outer space—the landscapes that materialize when you open a new tab or unlock your phone punctuate your day with a global looking glass,” said Shah.
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How to download images from Google Earth View – Choose from over 2,500 landscapes
The first Google View - Salt Ponds

Earth View captures images using Google Earth and enhances them. Its images are used as wallpapers, screensavers and as part of the company’s interactive exhibit in Google Earth’s voyager. As per a blog post, the images are “optimized for today's high-resolution screens—featuring brighter colours, sharper images and resolutions up to 4K.”

How to download and use images from Google Earth View

Google Earth View

  • Open your browser and go to Google Earth View website.
  • Now, click on ‘Explore images’.
  • Click on the left and right arrows on the screen to browse images.
  • You can also use the arrow keys on your keyboard to browse images.
  • Click on the ‘Download Wallpaper’ button to download an image.
  • Click on the ‘Start Leanback mode’ to automatically scroll through the images.
  • If you want to view the location in Google Earth, click on the earth icon at the bottom right corner.
Google Earth View colour map

You can also use the new colour map to select a particular landscape that features your favorite colour. Click on the ‘Download Wallpaper’ button to download an image.

Earth View extension for Chrome

Now, every time you open a new tab, you will see a new landscape.

Wallpapers app

You can also use the Earth View photos to be set as wallpapers on your Android smartphone.

  • Download the Wallpapers app for your Android device.
  • Open the app and you can choose from ‘Landscapes’, ‘Earth’, ‘Seascapes’ and more.
  • While selecting a wallpaper, you can turn on ‘Daily wallpaper’
Once you turn on daily wallpaper, you will find a new wallpaper every day from the category selected. “My hope then is this funny, little project—along with Google Earth as a whole—moves us to care more deeply about this strange but kaleidoscopically beautiful planet,” said Shah.

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