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How to copy and save a picture on a Mac?
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Sep 11, 2008, 10:47 PM
 
I'm just about to purchase a Macbook Pro. I've never owned a Mac computer. I was wondering how to save a picture you find online to your album on a Mac? On my PC all I do is right click my mouse and click "save picture as" and I can save the pic either in my documents or in my picture album. How do I copy and save a picture with a Mac?
     
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Sep 11, 2008, 10:51 PM
 
Right-click the image (on the macbook pro, double-finger tap or ctrl-click) and choose 'Add to iPhoto Library'.
     
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Sep 11, 2008, 11:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cold Warrior View Post
Right-click the image (on the macbook pro, double-finger tap or ctrl-click) and choose 'Add to iPhoto Library'.
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Sep 12, 2008, 12:39 AM
 
Or just drag the picture from Safari to iPhoto.
     
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Sep 12, 2008, 01:08 AM
 
Control click

It's as easy as that

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Sep 12, 2008, 04:56 AM
 
Hey, you're on a Mac.

The hardest part is getting your head around the fact that you already know how to do everything.

You want something somewhere? Grab it with the mouse and drag it there.

You want an image from your browser in a folder in the Finder? Drag it there.
You can also just drag it directly into your Pages or Word document if you want.

This works for anything - drag a folder from the Finder into an Open/Save dialog to go to that location, or into Terminal or the text entry field in Safari to paste the file path there.

The universality of drag and drop - the entire user interface is BASED around it - also explains why there is no "full screen" mode in most applications. Making windows bigger than they need to be actually blocks access to other windows, strongly inhibiting the most natural way to work.

This just FYI; not trying to be condescending at all.
     
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Sep 12, 2008, 09:53 AM
 
Even if other windows are blocked, you can still always drag and drop to the applications in the dock.

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Sep 12, 2008, 07:13 PM
 
...or use Exposé.

Neither of those are as "natural", though, as just grabbing the damn thing and sticking it right where you want it.
     
   
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