save image to downloads?

squeeks

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Jun 19, 2007
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why does safari have a save image to downloads feature why not a save image to pictures choice?
 

squeeks

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ok ill explain better, if you right click an image in safari it gives you the option to save the image to your download folder, well, i usually im downloading wallpapers and want to save them to my pictures folder, so why dosent safari have a save image to pictures choice, when it has a save image to downloads choice, saving it to the downloads folder dosent to me any good, i have to pick save as then pick the pictures folder...ok i realize if they included every feature the app would be huge, but hey, they already have the save to downloads link just change it to save to pictures...oh well
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Mar 10, 2004
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Safari 3 has both options. In Safari 1 and 2 I think you need to hold down the option key to change the "Save image to <default download place>" to "Save Image as...".
 

squeeks

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ok, wait, the choices i have are save image as, and save image to desktop, add image to iphoto library, and make image desktop wallpaper...the thing is i dont see what the point in saving the image to the desktop is, why not have it save the image to your pictures folder...i dont get it
 

mkrishnan

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Jan 9, 2004
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Safari 3 has both options. In Safari 1 and 2 I think you need to hold down the option key to change the "Save image to <default download place>" to "Save Image as...".
Well, sort of... it still doesn't have a built-in "Save to Pictures" item. I guess it makes sense that Safari might allow you to send a picture directly to the pictures folder or directly to iPhoto.

If you really want, you can simply put an Automator folder action on your downloads folder, though, that would take care of this nicely. :) And score mad geek cred. :D

EDIT: In the end, though, whining to us won't make the feature magically appear. We didn't write Safari. Contact Apple and make the suggestion.
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Then go into Safari preferences and change the "Save downloaded files to:" under General to your preferred place... then the context menu changes accordingly...