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Usually, Gmail offers a link to download all attachments. However, someone sent me a HTML e-mail where the attachments are images inside the e-mail. They are technically attachments, but there is no link to download all attachments as an archive. Right now I am right-clicking on each image and clicking "save", but that's not a very convenient solution.

Is there a way to download all of them as an archive?

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any final solution ? –  Kiquenet Dec 19 '13 at 21:20
    
Not for me. The situation is quite rare and I haven't put more time into it. –  gerrit Dec 20 '13 at 9:04

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I've found no solution yet, but I found it's faster using drag & drop to download the images.

If the images would have been added as attachments, the option to download them all at once would appear.

More info here: http://googlesystem.blogspot.com.es/2013/03/attach-images-in-new-gmail-compose.html

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Take a screen shot! Don't know about PCs, but on a Mac press command shift 4 at the same time, then draw a rectangle around each image. When you let go it will be saved on the desktop. Rename as you see fit.

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It seems to be an issue with the way these images are embedded into the email. Normally you would get a download all if the attachments button was used.

It is on the top right of the images and it looks like an arrow.

However if you don't have that option the images are embedded. You only have the Google Drive Icon.

So what you need to do is click on the Drive icon and Save them all to Drive. Create a New Folder when it asks to keep them organized. Once in Drive go to the folder and select all the images in the folder, there is a button to select all. Now download. It will download them in a zip file that you can extract to wherever you want them.

Just remember in the future if you send a lot of photos, use the attach button.

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I have an answer but it requires forwarding the email to a yahoo email account. From the yahoo email account you can then download all the images at once. The option is at the bottom of the email. It will download the images into a zip file.

If there are lots of pics it is worth setting up a yahoo account just to do this!

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My work-around to downloading all pictures of a embedded email in Gmail is to:

  1. open email with embedded images, make sure all images shown

  2. In your internet browser goto File menu and then use the "Save Page As" option. (I use Firefox, but should work for other internet browsers.)

  3. set a destination for your page and save

  4. all files, including pictures for that page should be saved to the destination folder

  5. extract pictures

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The answer is to right click and choose "view image". That will allow you to save as JPG.

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