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negativepitch 06-20-2011 02:15 PM

copy image address
 
sorry if this is the wrong section...being new to macs I wanted to copy an image address of a photo on ebay to post on a forum, on windows right click etc, but I cant seem to find anything to copy the image address on the mac, right clicking either gives me copy link or view source etc ?
cheers for any help

vansmith 06-20-2011 02:20 PM

This depends on the browser. In Chrome, you can right click and select "Copy Image URL." What browser are you using?

EDIT: Safari - "Copy Image Address"; Firefox - "Copy Image Location"; Opera - "Copy Image Address"

negativepitch 06-20-2011 02:27 PM

Im using bog standard google.....on some sites I can right click and copy image address
but on ebay I don't get it...strange..Im using safari

vansmith 06-20-2011 03:23 PM

I've seen this before and can't explain the technical aspects of it but the page is coded in such a way to prevent people from saving the pictures in items up for bid.

Why not just link people to the bid?

negativepitch 06-20-2011 03:43 PM

yep thats what I have been doing, looks like I'll have to leave it at that,
cheers for the help and advice anyways.

chscag 06-20-2011 05:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by negativepitch (Post 1255454)
sorry if this is the wrong section...being new to macs I wanted to copy an image address of a photo on ebay to post on a forum, on windows right click etc, but I cant seem to find anything to copy the image address on the mac, right clicking either gives me copy link or view source etc ?
cheers for any help

If I understand what you're trying to do.....

That's an eBay restriction which has been in effect for quite some time. You are not allowed to copy any images or image URL from eBay. It's for the protection of the seller and eBay.

indychris 06-20-2011 06:01 PM

I haven't tried it with ebay, but there could feasibly be a workaround if you view the source of the webpage and do a text search for '.jpg' (assuming that most images on ebay are jpeg's). Locate the url that you think relates to the image you want, copy that address and paste it in your browser bar and see if it pulls up just the image. Again, don't know if it works with ebay, but I've used it at other times and often does the trick.

EDIT: I just tried with a picture of a flashlight from an ebay listing. If the image shows up below, then it may work for you.

http://i.ebayimg.com/11/!BhKlH4gBWk~...qRQfWg~~_1.JPG

Now that all that's said and done, I still think that copying the link is likely the best route.


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