In Picasa Web, you could get a public link to individual images that you had set to public. But in Google+ I can't figure out how to get a public link for an image. I can only get a link to a public album.

How can I get a public link to an individual image? Is it possible? It was always very helpful for things like, posting an image on Craigslist or something like that.

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Update 3 Looks like they changed the context-menu behavior back to my original answer! i've removed the alternate solution because this is the best answer, but I've saved it in case it goes away again :) Anyway, original answer below:

If you right-click on the image and select "Copy image URL" it should copy the public URL to your clipboard.

Likewise, you can right-click on an image and select "Open image in new tab." The URL you go to should be publicly shareable.

  • I feel silly I didn't realize that. Thanks! Although in Picasa you could pick from multiple URLs for different sizes of the image. But this works good enough. Thanks! Apr 5, 2013 at 3:00
  • Am I missing something or has Google disabled the ability to use the above fix? I was using this regularly and as recently as last week but, today, I can no longer get the link to individual photos.
    – user47411
    Sep 10, 2013 at 14:26
  • You're absolutely right, I tried it now and it looks like the ability to view single images has been disabled. I updated my answer to include a really horrible solution, but it'll work :( Sep 10, 2013 at 16:10
  • I just tried the initial solution - "Copy image URL" - and it worked fine. Maybe this is about different ways of accessing Google+ images? Nov 5, 2013 at 16:56
  • Gah, they changed the behavior back to include the image options in the menu. I've updated the answer (again)! Nov 6, 2013 at 1:46

The right click "copy image URL" was working 3 days ago and I used it regularly in Chrome, the only other option I use is to right click the image in IE, select properties, and copy the address (URL) section (I triple click the address and hit ctrl-c)

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    This is pretty much the same answer as @OnenOnlyWalter's first Update. Sep 12, 2013 at 9:09

Solution if you use Google Photos (G+ similar) - 09.10.2015

  1. open Google Photos in browser & share item
  2. generate share link
  3. open shared link in browser
  4. click on image
  5. second time right click on image (select copy image address - chrome)

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