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We can zoom and pan all we want, but say if we want to save the image as a full file, is there an easy way to do it?

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Which browser do you want to do it with? –  Gnoupi Mar 25 '10 at 9:44
@davr - with almost 1000 of reputation, I think you can pass on the "shame on you" comments. It's quite useless. –  Gnoupi Mar 25 '10 at 21:46

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I don't think there is an "easy" way to do that, as the images shown in the zoomed viewer are individual parts of the big picture. (You can see that with a "save image as..." in most browsers, or image properties).

Image parts are fetched through this kind of link: http://z2-ec2.images-amazon.com/R/1/a=B001AQR3J4+d=_SCR(3,0,0)_+o=01+s=RMTILE+va=MAIN+ve=217104471+e=.jpg. The part of image you want to have is determined by the numbers in bold in this part: _SCR(3,0,0). Replace them to have other squares.

As such, there is no easy way to do that, in my opinion, because it will require you to save and assemble the individual image files back.

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yeah originally, i was thinking of using Firebug to make the view box larger, and then be able to show the big picture on screen, and then I can use a snapping tool to snap the picture. But it didn't work. Maybe some more tweaking like the Javascript is required, so greasemonkey solution might work. –  動靜能量 Mar 26 '10 at 10:26
@Jian - In such case, maybe that would be a question for Stack Overflow, a small script to retrieve them. –  Gnoupi Mar 26 '10 at 10:57



brings up the 1667 x 2108 500+ kB pic that is being tiled up.

When visiting your original URL, Amazon loads up the image applet.

If you want a cleaner URL, start stripping out all of the encumbering SCR in parentheses and set the SCR value to the MAX value MZZZZZZZ and an underscore before the actual JPG file and strip off that useless trailing _ before .jpg.

Change to the images/R subdirectory; this seems to be the virtual directory Amazon hides their full sized images.

Append a .01.SX after the item number before the underscore to the SCR parameter and this should be your max size image URL.

All of these values are case sensitive.

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Use Safari, enable developer tools. right click and Inspect Element. View Resources and the images that you have viewed will show up in the left column. You have to load the images into cache to get that certain page. Double click on that resource and it will open a new window with the image. Right-click and download.

I just tried this and it works.

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What I've done before is to save the source of the page that has that zoom/pan applet on it, edit it in notepad & make the zoom/pan applet bigger. Unfortunately this only works on flash-based zooming applets, this site appears to be ajax-based.

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Open Ctrl + U (view source) and then search ( Ctrl + F ) ".jpg" , ".png" and ".gif"

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More complicated than that, for this one. –  Gnoupi Mar 25 '10 at 9:51

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