Dec 042011
 

Microsoft Bing uses some very beautiful background images as wallpapers on its home page bing.com. These background images change every day and are selected specially from different locations in the world. In fact, Bing has established itself as “it’s different” from Google.com mainly because of it colorful and beautiful looks due to these daily-changing background images. If you want to download these Bing home page images for using as wallpapers, you can do so easily, though the method to download Bing background images varies from browser to browser.

Microsoft Bing home page shows beautiful background images

Microsoft Bing home page shows beautiful background images

How to download Bing home page background images in Internet Explorer?

Downloading Bing home page background images in Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer is the simplest of all the browsers. Visit Bing.com in Internet Explore browser, right-click anywhere on the background image, and then from the context menu that appears, select Save Background As command. A Save Picture dialog box will appear that allows you to save the Bing background image as a JPG file.

Download Bing background images in Internet Explorer

Download Bing background images in Internet Explorer

How to download Bing home page background images in Mozilla Firefox?

To download Bing home page background image in Mozilla Firefox browser, visit Bing.com in Firefox. Right-click anywhere on the background image, and then from the context menu that appears, select View Background Image command.

Click View Background Image in Firefox to display image in new tab

Click View Background Image in Firefox to display image in new tab

The image will now open in a new tab. Again right-click anywhere on this image, and then select Save Image As command from the context menu that appears. Now, a Save Image dialog box will appear that enables you to save the Bing background image as a JPG file.

Download Bing background images in Mozilla Firefox

Download Bing background images in Mozilla Firefox

How to download home page Bing background images in Google Chrome?

Downloading Bing home page background images in Google Chrome browser will need a little trick since there is no direct method available here. Visit Bing.com in Google Chrome. Right-click anywhere on the background image, and then from the context menu that appears, select Inspect element command.

Click Inspect element to download image - Google Chrome

Click Inspect element to download image - Google Chrome

A new window will appear in the lower half part of the screen, with the element containing details of the background image already selected and highlighted, as shown in picture below:

Copy the highlighted element containing background image details - Google Chrome

Copy the highlighted element containing background image details - Google Chrome

Click Ctrl + C keys together to copy this element. This element contains the URL of the Bing background image with the JPG extension, as shown highlighted below:

<div id=”bgDiv” style=”background-image: url(http://www.bing.com/az/hprichbg?p=rb%2fKogelbergMountains_ROW1839757305.jpg); opacity: 1; height: 472px; “><video id=”vid” onended=”VM.end();” loop=”false” autobuffer=”true” preload=”auto” oncontextmenu=”return false” style=”display: none; opacity: 0; “></video></div>

Copy this full URL from this element and then paste in the address bar of Google Chrome and press Enter key. The Bing background image is now displayed in a separate tab of Chrome. Right-click anywhere on the image, and then select Save image as command from the context menu that appears. Now, a Save As dialog box will appear that enables you to save the Bing background image as a JPG file.

Download Bing background images in Google Chrome

Download Bing background images in Google Chrome

How to download PREVIOUS background images of Bing Home Page?

The methods described above will allow you to save the current background image of the Bing Home Page. As mentioned above, Bing background image changes every day. It is possible to easily download the previous background images of Bing Home Page in case you’ve missed downloading them. This can be done in the following manner.

Visit Bing.com in the browser of your choice. Somewhere near the bottom (right part) of the background image, you’ll notice small arrows, as shown in picture below:

Click Previous image arrow to load previous background image of Bing home page

Click Previous image arrow to load previous background image of Bing home page

These small arrows allow you to go to the previous and next background images respectively. Click the arrow that shows Previous image, and the previous background image of Bing Home Page will load on screen. Now, save this previous background image using the method described for the respective browsers. These previous and next images are shown for several days; therefore, simply keep clicking on them repeatedly and saving them as explained above.





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