There are many cases when you need to save images on your Mac. It may be a school presentation, a project for a job, or upload the photo to your blog. There are different ways to save the image which would be mentioned further.
Surely, pictures may be saved from different platforms, it won’t be a problem. Images can be imported from a local folder, use screen capture, or simply drag-and-drop to your preferred destination.
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How to save an image manually on your Mac
There are several ways:
Right-Click to save image
If you want to be able to manage files, you should do a right-click on the picture to save it. If you have a trackpad, you can use two fingers to click it and if your mouse isn’t provided with a typical right-click, you can click on the Control key, instead, to activate it.
- First of all, you should do a right-click on the image, then, you should click on “Save Image As” which will be displayed in the dropdown menu.
- After that, you should fill in the file title or name for the image that you want to save, and decide where you want it to be saved.
- In the end, you should tap on the blue “Save” button.
Drag-and-Drop to save image
This method is the simplest way to save the item on a Mac with limited control than right-clicking because you can’t rename it. Sometimes, users aren’t able to do that, in this case, you should try to resume the Finder. To do that, you should press
Command+Option+Esc. This will open the “Force Quit” menu.
- First of all, you should do a left-click and latch onto the item that should be saved.
- After that, you should pull it to the place that you want to save it to. It may be the desktop, folder or launch documents.
- In the end, you will see a green orb with a “+” icon displayed, then you should release the photo to save it into the chosen place.
How to copy a picture from a website on Mac
Almost all items that are kept in the Web service are considered to be separate files that the browser can store in your Mac. Others like those implanted in animation files or slideshows aren’t created initially as separated images on a server. To remove these pictures, you can use the screen capture.
The built-in Macintosh Grab utility in OS X makes it possible to capture screen pictures. Or it is also possible, to gather a keyboard shortcut command to get the job done.
Use a browser to copy the image
- First of all, you should go to the web page where the item you want to copy is kept.
- After that, you should do a right-click on the picture and click on “Save Image As” in the prompt menu. There are some cases when the “Save” option isn’t displayed, if it is like that, you should use the screen capture technique to import it.
- To finish the process, you should give another name to the file. To do that, you should tap on the “Save As” dialog box and click on “Save” to download it to your Mac.
There is one more way, you can also do a right-click on the “open image in new tab” option and then you should pull the file to a folder on your Mac. Hold the image and tug it to its new place.
Use screen capture tool to copy the image
- First of all, you should open the website where the file that you want to be copied is kept.
- After that, you should establish the Grab application. To do that, you should use the Utilities folder in the Macintosh Applications folder.
- Then, you should click on “Selection” which you can find in the “Capture” menu. After that, you should select the photo that you want to be copied. To do that, you should click on it and then tug a rectangle enfolding it with your mouse. The photo will be displayed in the “Fresh” section.
- In the end, you should select “Save” in the Grab File menu to copy the picture to your computer. TIFF is as the default file format for these file
As you can see, there is nothing difficult in the process.