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Download Images from Azure Blob Storage

Kailash Chandra Behera | Thursday, May 11, 2023
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Azure Portal provides cloud storage called Azure Blob Storage to store photos and that photos can be viewed and downloaded using Azure Portal. Here in this blog, we will discuss how to download images from azure blob storage.

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Download Images from Azure Blob Storage

Getting Started

In my previous blog I explained how to upload images to Azure Blob Storage using C#. Here we will discuss each step to view or download images from Azure Blob storage using Azure portal. To download images from Azure storage, you must have access to the Azure storage account. If you don’t have access to then you need to connect to your administrator.

If you have access to the Azure storage account, then you can continue to this blog. The blob storage contains a list of Azure containers, you may get list of folder structures inside the azure container service. It depends on the own storage policy.

If you don’t know what azure storage blob or azure container service is then before continuing this blob, at the end of the blob sort description of the Azure Blob Storage is give.

Steps to Download Images from Azure Blob Storage

Following steps are providing guidelines to view images or download images.

  1. Click here to open the Azure Portal on browser.

  2. Login into Azure Portal with your provided credentials, make sure that you have access to Azure containers.

  3. Click on the Storage Accounts, see the below image….

    azure storage account

  4. The list of Azure Storage Accounts will appear on the page. Click on you storage account.

  5. When you click on the storage account, on the right site a panel will open.

  6. Find the ‘Container’ and click on it. See the below image….

  7. photo download from azure container

  8. The list of Azure Containers will open in another panel right side.

  9. Click on your container. ‘test/media’ is my container.

  10. You may get a list of images available on your blob storage, click a image you want to download.

  11. When you click on the image, you will get options for the image on right side panel. See the image below…

    blob storage

  12. If you want to download the image, then click on ‘Download’.

  13. If you want to view images, then click on ‘Edit’. You will see the image on Azure portal.

  14. The viewed image from the pan can be downloaded also.

What is Azure Blob Storage

Microsoft Azure Portal provides cloud storage which helps you create data lakes for your analytics needs and provides storage to build powerful cloud-native and mobile apps. Optimize costs with tiered storage for your long-term data, and flexibly scale up for high-performance computing and machine learning workloads.

What is Azure Container

Microsoft Azure containers provide developers and organizations alike with the agility and scalability they are looking for in a cloud service, along with the two busy infrastructure that is needed. However, as beneficial as it is to build containers on Azure, they do not provide native integrated security. It is up to the customer to ensure the security of their Azure containers.

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Here in this blog Download Images from Azure Blob Storage, we discussed the steps to download imaged, view images on Azure Portal. Also, we discuss in sort what is Azure Blob Storage and Azure Container. I hope you got detailed idea how to download images or view images from blob storage from this blob.


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