How To Save Pictures To HD from browser?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by NYCHousewife, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. NYCHousewife macrumors newbie

    NYCHousewife

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    Hi everyone,

    I am new to Macs. This is my first week. I read a post stating to save photos from your browser, you can click and drag them..I also read another method which also failed.

    What I am wondering is:
    I see a photo of myself on my Flickr page.
    I want to save the photo to my hard drive.

    How do I do that?

    I have a new White Polycarb MacBook 13 inch with Snow Leopard.

    Thanks in advance for any help...and hi-it's great to be here.:)
     
  2. celticpride678

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    You should be able to right-click the photo and select "Save image to "Downloads"
     
  3. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Normally, dragging the image to the Desktop works, but it can be overridden by elements on the page using image-dragging for something else, such as at DeviantART.
     
  4. NYCHousewife thread starter macrumors newbie

    NYCHousewife

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    That is the thing that I am unable to do. There is no such option when I right click...

    Me thinks I will go into my trackpad settings and see if right click is truly enabled....

    Thanks for replying! Pleased to meet you!
     
  5. NYCHousewife thread starter macrumors newbie

    NYCHousewife

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    Thanks very much! Good to know :)
     
  6. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    On many websites you can click and drag the image from the browser to your desktop or right mouse click/control + click and save them. However, some websites use methods to prevent this from being done. eBay does this with the pop up item photos. I just checked Flickr and apparently they do the same. If you try the known methods you just end up with a grey square named spaceball.gif.

    I don't know of a way to do this in Safari (or other browsers) but if you're using Firefox...when you're on a page where you want to download the forbidden image, go to your View menu, scroll down to Page Style, from the pop over menu select No Style. The page will refresh, but look terrible now, because it will be just the default HTML without the CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) but you'll be able to save the image you want using one of the above methods.

    To make the page all "pretty" again go to your View menu, scroll down to Page Style, from the pop over menu select Basic Page Style
     
  7. NYCHousewife thread starter macrumors newbie

    NYCHousewife

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    Thanks for the tips! I will definitely try that out as well!
    The funny thing is, on my PC I was able to right click on my flickr pages and save them to my drive...
    Perhaps they changed since then...which was not long ago.

    I guess I will have to hook up my external HD to my mac if I have to :)
     
  8. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    If right-click is disabled, you can control+click instead. Same dealy.
     
  9. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    What does that mean?
     

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