Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Horatio Street
    Guest
    It just won't do it, no matter what I try!
    (I've already encountered a problem with the pointer control, and am trying to keep the faith ... however .....)

    Until one year ago, I used to be totally Windows. Then I switched to the Mac with the purchase of my iBook -- but believe me, I'm having regrets. I wasn't an "expert" at Windows, but I used it without the problems I encounter with Mac. Here goes:

    I simply cannot copy web site images. I use IE for Mac and have Mozilla, too.

    No matter what I do, I cannot copy any images to send in an email or to post in a forum.

    Back in the days of Windows all I did was click on the image and the browser would capture it. No problems. With Mac it's all about giving me hell.

    I know I'm fairly new to the Mac way, but it doesn't have to be this difficult to cope.

    Any suggestions on how to copy images so that I can transfer them onto emails or forums? Thanks!

  2. #2

    Padawan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 21, 2003
    Location
    Coruscant, Galactic Republic
    Posts
    1,185
    Specs:
    14" iBook G3 900/640/40 _ _ Power Macintosh G3 All-In-One 315/768/20 _ _ 20 GB iPod
    Try holding down the "control" key while you click on the image. It should give you the option of copying the image to the clipboard, as well as various other options.

    BTW, this works using Safari. I can't say 100% whether it works the same in other browsers, though I'd imagine it does.
    ~ Support the LANCE ARMSTRONG FOUNDATION -- LAF.org ~

    Do you drive a Civic, Del Sol, or Integra & want more power & tighter steering feel? Click here for my inexpensive DIY Power-Steering Removal Kits.

  3. #3
    vuschejan
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Padawan
    Try holding down the "control" key while you click on the image. It should give you the option of copying the image to the clipboard, as well as various other options.

    BTW, this works using Safari. I can't say 100% whether it works the same in other browsers, though I'd imagine it does.
    Also, Try clicking on the image and dragging it on to the desktop

  4. #4

    Aptmunich's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 09, 2004
    Location
    Munich
    Posts
    9,073
    Specs:
    Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2
    Just drag any image you want to save/send/upload to where you need it.

    What's so hellish about that?

    Try it with the usa-flag apple in padawan's profile window above...

    Click on it, drag it to your desktop (use exposť to move the window if you can't see your desktop) and then drop it on an empty spot...

    It's not hellish, it's just not windows...

  5. #5
    Horatio Street
    Guest
    As I said, I am fairly new to the Mac way. I know some Mac people hate Windows, but I didn't have to jump through hoops to do something as simple and copying an image.

    So I did as suggested ... I dragged the apple image onto my desktop. It copied as "image.php". So I clicked on it and I got a "choose application to open". So I picked something -- anything -- and it didn't open. I just got a garbled mess on the screen. Please tell me that it doesn't have to be this difficult! Maybe 10 years from now, if I don't give up on the Mac, I'll look back on this and laugh -- but right now it's absolute frustration. :mad:

  6. #6

    Padawan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 21, 2003
    Location
    Coruscant, Galactic Republic
    Posts
    1,185
    Specs:
    14" iBook G3 900/640/40 _ _ Power Macintosh G3 All-In-One 315/768/20 _ _ 20 GB iPod
    Did you try my suggestion of simply holding down the Control key while clicking on the image?
    ~ Support the LANCE ARMSTRONG FOUNDATION -- LAF.org ~

    Do you drive a Civic, Del Sol, or Integra & want more power & tighter steering feel? Click here for my inexpensive DIY Power-Steering Removal Kits.

  7. #7
    tariq
    Guest
    Dude, its as simple as it is in Windows.

    IE Mac: Right-click image > Download Image to Disk
    Safari: Right-click image > Save Image As...
    Firefox (Probably same as Mozilla): Right-click image > Save Image As...

    If you don't have a two button mouse, use CTRL+Click which will bring up the same context menu as right-clicking.

  8. #8

    Aptmunich's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 09, 2004
    Location
    Munich
    Posts
    9,073
    Specs:
    Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2
    Hmmm, what OS version are you using?
    'cause when I drag the image on to the desktop, it saves it there as "thinkpeaceX.jpg"...

    Actually, you haven't said which browser you're using..?

    With Safari version 1.2. you should be able to just drag images as i described...
    Alternatively just right-/ctrl-click 'em as suggested above..

  9. #9

    rman's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 24, 2002
    Location
    Los Angeles, California
    Posts
    12,584
    Specs:
    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
    Cool
    Here is some else you can try. You said the file name was image.php, try changing it to image.php.jpg. Then try to open the file up and see what happens.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Does Processor Speed Matter?
    By shaps6 in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-09-2009, 11:03 AM
  2. does firewire really matter?
    By diggy in forum Music, Audio, and Podcasting
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-28-2009, 07:38 PM
  3. 2.0 vs. 2.4 - Does it really matter?
    By dylanthomas in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-07-2008, 05:00 PM
  4. Where to get Ram does it matter?
    By JTAL604622 in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-11-2008, 10:14 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •