With Drag and Drop...

Drag an image into a notebook to insert it at the drop point:

  • Some webpage images may not drag and drop properly. See comments in the Notes section following for what to do if dropping an image into a notebook results in text rather than an image.

Using a Built-In Camera...

Use CurrentImage to capture the current image seen by a built-in camera:

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Click for copyable input
Click for copyable input

Or use ImageCapture to capture multiple images or copy image frames to the clipboard:

With Web Search...

Search for images on the web and fetch the result you want:

  • If you do not need high-resolution images, use WebImageSearch[..., "Thumbnails"] to return thumbnail images.
  • WebImageSearch uses your Cloud Credits.

Programmatically by File Name...

Import an image by file name:

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Programmatically by URL...

Import an image by URL:

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  • In many browsers, you can right-click an image and choose Copy Image Address or Copy Image Location to put its URL on the clipboard.
Notes
Images in some webpages may not drag and drop correctly, depending on the browser and the construction of the webpage. If the result of dropping an image into a notebook is text rather than an image, you may need to follow the image link to a source image and drag and drop that instead:

Using a Built-In Camera...

Use CurrentImage to capture the current image seen by a built-in camera:

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Click for copyable input
Click for copyable input

Programmatically by File Name...

Import an image by file name:

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Programmatically by URL...

Import an image by URL:

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  • In many browsers, you can right-click an image and choose Copy Image Address or Copy Image Location to put its URL on the clipboard.

With Web Search...

Search for images on the web and fetch the result you want:

  • If you do not need high-resolution images, use WebImageSearch[..., "Thumbnails"] to return thumbnail images.
  • WebImageSearch uses your Cloud Credits.

Using a Built-In Camera...

Click Input Cell, then the Insert Image icon in the top-right corner of the keyboard and choose Camera:

From a Photo Library...

Click Input Cell, then the Insert Image icon in the top-right corner of the keyboard and choose Photo Library:

Programmatically by File Name...

Import an image by file name:

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Programmatically by URL...

Import an image by URL:

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  • In many browsers, you can right-click an image and choose Copy Image Address or Copy Image Location to put its URL on the clipboard.

With Web Search...

Search for images on the web and fetch the result you want:

  • If you do not need high-resolution images, use WebImageSearch[..., "Thumbnails"] to return thumbnail images.
  • WebImageSearch uses your Cloud Credits.