Is it better to take a screenshot or "save page as" then get the image on a MBPr?

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  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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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
     
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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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).
     
  3. vmachiel macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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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…"
     
  5. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It's not giving me the option to save picture as :/
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    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?
    --- Post Merged, Jul 24, 2016 ---
    The options I am given are "save page as" "save page to pocket" "view background image" etc :/
     
  6. Bruno09, Jul 24, 2016
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    Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    "Save image as" : http://hpics.li/a48fb4b

    Image open in a new window : http://hpics.li/8ba92ec

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

    (not "Save picture as", sorry my system is not in English)
     
  7. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I don't have the same menu as that :/

    Mine says in order:

    Save page as

    Save page to pocket

    View background image (tried this one)

    Select All

    View page source

    View page info

    Inspect element
     
  8. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  9. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    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?
     
  10. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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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 ?
     
  11. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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

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    Just grab the image and drag it to the desktop is all I usually do. Quick and easy.
     
  13. supermariofan25, Jul 25, 2016
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    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.) [​IMG]
    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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