Issuu LogoThough Scribd seems to be the preferred place for sharing documents online, Issuu has a much better media viewer. And like Scribd it has some disadvantages (some intentional). Direct linking to a page is a bit tricky, though you can extract the URL changing the options for generating the embed code. And since the viewers are in flash downloading the images (you can easily download PDFs if it is not disabled, even if it is you can) are a bit tricky. You could get them from the browser cache, but that process is a bit tedious.

Now you might ask, why would you need an image of a magazine page or a document? For the same reason you need to download an YouTube video?

Thankfully in Issuu it isn’t very difficult and I’ve made it a little easier. If you need to download or link to a particular page of a document hosted on Issuu, all that you need to do is insert the document ID and the page number in this form (the first two fields) and the URL of the image would automatically appear on the third field. Copy it and paste the URL wherever you want to.

Issuu Image Download Tool

Where do you find the Document ID? If you are using Firefox/Chrome, press Ctrl+U (or go to View » Page Source) to view the source code of the page (in IE you should find in the Page dropdown). Then do a Crtl+F and search for documentId. You’ll find something like this:

“documentId” : “090409124522-f5d6aed3b38548dcab8257cbf6487852”,

Copy the ID (minus the quotes) and paste it to the first field in the form below:

The JPG files on Issuu are stored in this structure:

So if you don’t want to use the tool, you can modify the URL yourself.

Easy, isn’t it? (Atleast till the time they don’t go about making changes).

Related posts:

· Preview Multimedia Files While Downloading
· Download Files (Without Download Option) from Scribd
· Download ‘Protected’ Images
· Download Files from eSnips – the Easy Way

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  • Anonymous

    You can also download the original document. Get the DocumentID using the same steps in this blog post and then replace DOCUMENTID in this URL:

  • Anonymous

    Tnx From Costa Rica, Central América

  • 86245

    Thank you !
    I macke script for make it : copy this text :
    javascript:void(window.stop());var%20id=/documentId(\W)*([\w-]+)/.exec(document.getElementsByTagName(‘html’)[0].innerHTML)[2];var%20np=prompt(‘Number%20of%20page\nNumber%20only’);%20var%20lien=””;%20for(var%20i=1;i< =np;i++)lien+=''+id+'/jpg/page_'+i+'.jpg

    and past it in the url bar or bookmark it

  • 86245

    Sorry for the last post : html is not accepted, so the code isn’t complet

  • Accesit


    I have tried to download the original file but for someone who is not logged into issu the access is denied.

    How can i make a public access to this file?

    Thanks you.

  • castor

    is there a way to download a whole book at once? (not a page each time)

  • lodz n lodz of love n thanx 😀

  • Hello! Do you know if they make any plugins to assist with SEO?

    I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good gains.
    If you know of any please share. Cheers!

  • Wow! It’s really working! Thank you, so much!

  • Razibus Zouzou

    Fantastic and simple ! Thank you.

  • Dusty Room

    There is no download button or anything i enter all ther information and thats it. Can somebody help?

  • hayley

    something seems to be happening but im getting this error message “This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below” any tips?

  • Rigor Mortis

    Same issue as hayley. It works on ancient document but not anymore…

    As I don’t have enough technical habilities, help would be much appreciated…

    In short : something has changed on ISSUU side. What and how to get out of it ?

  • ouday

    You can download any issuu document or magazine by using this online tool
    it also gives you the ability to browse it as images and download their images as you want, or simply print it out as PDF

  • I’ve been using your instructions here to download the individual pages of publications as individual .swfs, so as not to have to deal with Issuu’s clunky reader application, for years.

    Unfortunately they seem to have put a stop to that sometime within the past couple months.

    The .jpg trick still works, but the URL that used to work for downloading an .swf now results in an XML file that says…

    Access Denied

    Sad day!