Saving images from a UIWebView?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Noisemaker, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. Noisemaker Guest

    Mar 13, 2009
    I'm working on a web-based app that makes use of some UIWebViews. One feature I want to add to the app is image saving. Basically, like what you can do in Safari. If you hold down on the image for ~3 seconds, it pulls up a pop-up prompt that asks if you want to save the image, or cancel.

    Is this possible to add to a normal UIWebView? If so, how do I do it?
  2. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816


    Sep 8, 2005
    London , UK
    Looking at the APIs, it looks like your can't. Would love to be proved wrong though.
  3. Noisemaker thread starter Guest

    Mar 13, 2009
    Damn. That's...irritating. My app is entirely done aside from this small issue. And, for what the app does, saving images is a major part of it.

    If anyone knows of an alternate way to handle image saving in a UIWebView, please chime in!
  4. North Bronson macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2007
    San José
    It might not be something to change for the UIWebView, but maybe something to change for the HTML code itself.

    You might have to find something like: "-webkit-touch-saveimage: true". I just made that code up, but it might be out there. Try looking through the webkit documentation.

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