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How to Save Internet Pictures on a Mac

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Introduction

See a picture or funny video online, that you want to save on your computer for later? This guide will walk you through the steps necessary to save those precious moments.

macOS Downloading Images.

1 Download Internet Video and Pictures

Not all items can be downloaded. This changes based upon the website you are visiting and the policies the site has put into place. In some cases, bookmarking a website for future reference may be your best option.
Making copies of some media, be it for personal or business use, may have additional legal stipulations, copyright considerations, and fair use rights. This guide cannot walk you through the ever changing legalities that can be raised when it comes to downloading images or video.
  1. Open your preferred web browser.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. Browse to the website you are using, and locate an image or piece of media you wish to download.
  3. Click and Hold if you have a single-button mouse, or Right-Click the image you wish to save.
    Web page with image highlighted.
  4. Select Download Image or Download Video.
    Download image menu.
  5. You will find the image or video in your Downloads folder.

? Were you able to save the picture or video?

  1. Yes
  2. No

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See a picture or funny video online, that you want to save on your computer for later? This guide will walk you through the steps necessary to save those precious moments.

macOS Downloading Images.

Not all items can be downloaded. This changes based upon the website you are visiting and the policies the site has put into place. In some cases, bookmarking a website for future reference may be your best option.
Making copies of some media, be it for personal or business use, may have additional legal stipulations, copyright considerations, and fair use rights. This guide cannot walk you through the ever changing legalities that can be raised when it comes to downloading images or video.
  1. Open your preferred web browser.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. Browse to the website you are using, and locate an image or piece of media you wish to download.
  3. Click and Hold if you have a single-button mouse, or Right-Click the image you wish to save.
    Web page with image highlighted.
  4. Select Download Image or Download Video.
    Download image menu.
  5. You will find the image or video in your Downloads folder.

Creating a bookmark does not save the content to your device, but rather makes a fast, easy-to-use link to the content so you can look at it later.

We have a guide that can walk you through creating and accessing bookmarks.

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