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Hieveryone

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I have a late 2013 MBPr, love it.

I have a slight issue. I need to save a picture from the web.

Which is better?

1. Take screen shot

OR

2. Right click, "save page as" then open the folder on your desktop then get the image
 

vmachiel

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I have a late 2013 MBPr, love it.

I have a slight issue. I need to save a picture from the web.

Which is better?

1. Take screen shot

OR

2. Right click, "save page as" then open the folder on your desktop then get the image

Save picture as (not page) gets you the image in its own resolution. A screenshot just creates a picture with the same resolution as your screen, with a pixel per pixel copy. Save picture is the way to go.
 

Fishrrman

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I do this:

1. RIGHT click on the image, and choose "open image in new window".

2. Then (after the image itself opens in a new window), I RIGHT click AGAIN, and choose "save image as…"
 

Hieveryone

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Hi,

if you need to save a picture, right click, "save picture as".

Save page as saves the whole page (webarchive).

It's not giving me the option to save picture as :/
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Save picture as (not page) gets you the image in its own resolution. A screenshot just creates a picture with the same resolution as your screen, with a pixel per pixel copy. Save picture is the way to go.

It's not giving me the option to save picture as.

If I save page as, then open the folder on my desktop and retrieve the picture from there, is that the same thing?
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I do this:

1. RIGHT click on the image, and choose "open image in new window".

2. Then (after the image itself opens in a new window), I RIGHT click AGAIN, and choose "save image as…"

The options I am given are "save page as" "save page to pocket" "view background image" etc :/
 

Bruno09

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You need to place the cursor on the image you want to save before right clicking.

I have edited my previous message, see the other screen capture.
 

Hieveryone

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You need to place the cursor on the image you want to save before right clicking.

I have edited my previous message, see the other screen capture.

Yes I am doing that, but am still not getting a different menu. Is the save page as option going to give me the same image once I retrieve it from the folder it creates on desktop?
 

Bruno09

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Some sites on the internet can disable browsers’ contextual menu and drag ability in order to forbid users from saving pictures to their computer, maybe it's what you are facing with that site ?
 

Hieveryone

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Some sites on the internet can disable browsers’ contextual menu and drag ability in order to forbid users from saving pictures to their computer, maybe it's what you are facing with that site ?

Yeah I think so. But it's my own image. So I don't know.
 

supermariofan25

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Yeah I think so. But it's my own image. So I don't know.
What website is it?

To answer your question in full, trying to salvage the picture from a downloaded copy of the webpage is way better than taking a screenshot, a screenshot is limited to your screens resolution and is not a true representation of the image you are trying to obtain. Another tip, which is something that almost always works for me on sites tht prevent you from simply saving or copy/pasting the image is to view the page source, or right clicking on the image and going 'Inspect Element', this lets you look at the underlying code of the page and from there you can often find a link direct link to the original image.

Here is an example using of using this method to obtain a blocked picture on Flickr using Chrome, this should work in a similar fashion to Safari and Firefox. (The direct link the the photo is highlighted in grey as an example.)
27938771693_554ee94274_o_d.jpg

Note: I did not actually download this copyrighted image. Nor do I intend for this method to be used for obtaining copyright images.
 
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