Sharing an entire web page is pretty straightforward. It’s covered in the post – Core Mac Concepts – How To Email Links & Pages From Safari
What if you just want to grab a single photo?
- Hover your cursor over the image.
- Right click or hold down the Control key and click – a menu appears.
- The menu options will vary depending of the type of web page you are on. Typical choices include:
- Open Image in New Window
- Open Image in New Tab
- Save Image to “Downloads” – Saves the image to your downloads folder. Double click the saved image to open in Preview.
- Save Image As… – Save the image in a place you specify.
- Add Image to iPhoto Library
- Use Image as Desktop Picture
- Copy Image Address – Copies the url (web address) of the image.
- Copy Image – Copies the image. After copying, you can paste the image wherever you want.
- Select the option that best suits your needs. That’s it.
If you get a menu with none of these options, you’re right-clicking on a non-image file.
If you still want the picture, you can always save a screenshot to the Desktop by pressing Command Shift 3.
I generally Save Images to “Downloads”, because I like to edit them later in Preview. You can learn more about editing images in Preview in these two posts:
Thanks to Janet Lawton for suggesting this post.
If you have questions, please use the Comments section below.