Can i do this with Preview ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by reptilia, May 14, 2004.

  1. reptilia macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2004

    Well, this is my first post on the forum so hope all goes well :)
    Question. If i have a jpeg image and have downloaded it to my desktop, can i copy/paste it from my deskyop onto a website ?

  2. TheT macrumors 6502

    Jan 5, 2002
    The Mac alternative to copy/paste is drag 'n' drop... just take the file from your desktop and drag it to Dreamweaver or whatever you use to create the website...
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    You certainly can do this. The easiest method is drag and drop (like the previous poster mentioned), but it only works if whatever program you are using supports drag and drop. To use this method, open the JPEG in Preview, and also open the other program you want to put the image into. Click and hold on the JPEG in Preview and drag it to the other program's window (holding down the mouse button the entire time). To drop it, simply release the mouse button once the image is over the correct window and in the place you want it to go. If drag and drop isn't available, then you can copy and paste the image instead. Assuming you have the image open in Preview and Preview is the active application, choose Copy from the Edit menu (or press Command-C on your keyboard). Switch to the other application, activate the window you want the picture to appear in, then choose Paste from the Edit menu (or press Command-V on your keyboard).
  4. reptilia thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2004
    Can i do this with Preview ?

    Drop & drag does not work, neither does the cut and paste. It seems i can cut the image from Preview, but when i activate the website where i wish to paste the picture, i select Edit & the option to paste is not in bold to select.
    I tried using the keyboard but no luck :confused:
  5. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020


    Jul 6, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Is it your website? You're viewing it in an html editor of some kind?
  6. reptilia thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2004
    no, it's not my website. Its just a guitar forum & i want to attach a few pictures of some of my guitars.
  7. abhishekit macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2003
    akron , ohio
    oh you wont be able to copy paste on that. Generally in forums, like this one, there is a button for 'add attachments'. you will have to use that, or the img tags.


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