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First time Mac user... Help.

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ajw4740 Calculating status...
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May 26, 2011 11:20 PM

I'm sure I'm not the first to ask, but how do you save photos from the Internet without doing a screenshot?

MacBook Pro
  • Camelot Level 8 Level 8 (45,670 points)
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    May 26, 2011 11:26 PM (in response to ajw4740)

    How? Let me count the ways


    First, you should be able to click and drag any image to another location, such as your desktop. This will copy the image and save it as a file on disk.

    Alternatively you can Ctrl-Click on the image to display the contextual menu which should (depending on your browser) include options for saving the image to disk, adding it to your iTunes library, copying it to your clipboard, and more.


    Hope that helps.

  • Meherally Level 4 Level 4 (1,115 points)
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    May 27, 2011 12:17 AM (in response to ajw4740)

    Yes, that would be the drop down menu and it should contain "save image as..." or "save image to" I did the ctrl click/two finger tap on your photo and got the menu below:



    Screen shot 2011-05-27 at 12.14.02 PM.jpg

  • idontcarejustletmein Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    May 27, 2011 2:59 AM (in response to ajw4740)

    That's probably FaceBook "protecting" the images.


    I don't know any surefire solution that will work in every case.


    But you can try to disable Javascript (Safari : Preferences -> Security) to see if it "gets around" it.

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    May 27, 2011 3:58 AM (in response to ajw4740)

    ajw4740 wrote:


    Ok well that worked for me, too.

    It seems to just be a problem with the Facebook Picture Viewer. Each photo is a link to the next photo, and it only comes up with the following options:..


    You can always do a Command/Apple + shift + 4 and use the cross hairs to snap a picture anytime of anything.


    It saves as a .png image format to your desktop, but you can change that to .jpg with the free TinkerTool.




    You can also use the payware SnapZPro X to video record (with sound) any portion of your screen as well into a Quicktime file for editing by Quicktime or iMovie


    (no comp for product mention)


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