Shortcut for saving images in a web browser?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by usuario, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. usuario macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2010
    Central VA
    Hi everyone,

    Does anyone know of a shortcut for saving image in a web browser such as Firefox, Safari, or Opera?

    I'm talking about saving multiple (but not all) pictures on a web page without having to Control-Click and select "Save Image As" for every picture.


    Is there no such thing?
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    None that I know of.
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    There are some addons for Firefox that you can look at, but that's about it without doing some scripting.
  4. thegilly macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2008
    Auckland, New Zealand
    I guess it depends what proportion of images on a page you want. For most purposes, I'm happy just dragging the ones I want off the web page onto my desktop/into a Finder window.
  5. usuario thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2010
    Central VA
    Basically, I visit a couple of forums and I want to save a whole bunch of pictures in a thread, sometimes it's just one, other times I need to save like 30. Sometimes I miss the "Save Picture As" and end up accidentally clicking "E-mail Picture" which starts up Apple Mail and gets annoying. It looks like the best option I've found is to drag them to a Finder folder. Luckily I have two monitors but it seems like it would be hard to do for someone with only one monitor.

    Someone mentioned a Firefox add-on?
  6. TheSatyre macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2011
    The only shortcut I know can be used if by clicking on the picture on the forum page, you are taken to a new window/tab that contains just the image. If this is the case you can use ALT+"left click on the picture" while on the forum page and the picture will automatically begin downloading to your designated download file. Basically what this shortcut does is copy the page that the link leads to. If the link leads to a site it copies the whole page. If the link however leads to a single image it copies that image as a .jpg
    I have used this with mozilla but don't know about other browsers.
    I hope this helps but if anyone knows a more general method please say so because I'm interested as well.
  7. Young Spade macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida
    With what youere saying, this is a great method if the filled or picture or video links directly to whatever you want to download. If not, you'll end up saving the whole page.

    I use this as well sometimes :)

    I do also save a lot of pictures from various sites so if someone knows of a good Firefox or chrome add on, let us know. :)
  8. TheSatyre macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2011
    Recently started using this FireFox add-on that seems to make saving pictures a bit more seamless.
    Basically what this can do, if you activate the right options, is instantly start downloading a picture from a site if you double-click it.
    Granted it does slow down a bit if from a page of thumbnails for example you have to open each one that you want to download and then only double-click them but I think it beats the old "right-click, save image as, save" routine.
    Hope this helps. If anybody knows any better tools please share.

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