How to save a picture from the net?

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by Malum Prohibitum, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    You right click the picture, go to properties, then highlight the address of the picture, the click copy.

    Then I assume you paste it somewhere (like here on GPDO!). What if you just want to save it on your computer? How do you do that? :?
     
  2. ber950

    ber950 Active Member

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    One of your options on your right click menu shoud read "save picture as..."
     

  3. dcannon1

    dcannon1 New Member

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    Depends on the browsers, but typically something like Right Click -> Save Image As, Save as, etc
     
  4. The Chili Pros

    The Chili Pros New Member

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    My question, do you just copy and paste pictures like this or do you need to save them in photo bucket before posting?
     
  5. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks.

    ChiliPros, if it is already on the internet, just paste the address here and wrap the Img tags around it. When oyou hit the quote button, above, you saw how it was done.
     
  6. Whitewolf

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    Be careful with this!! If it's hosted by someone other than you it's called 'leaching' and is considered very bad form. While most of the folks here probably won't care much there are some folks out there on the interwebs who get downright nasty about it.

    To be safe, if you want to share an image you've found on the internet, save it locally (right click the image, save image as) and upload to your own photobucket account or other hosting provider...
     
  7. AV8R

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    LEACHING:

    –verb (used with object)
    1.
    to dissolve out soluble constituents from (ashes, soil, etc.) by percolation.
    2.
    to cause (water or other liquid) to percolate through something.
    –verb (used without object)
    3.
    (of ashes, soil, etc.) to undergo the action of percolating water.
    4.
    to percolate, as water.
    –noun
    5.
    the act or process of leaching.
    6.
    a product or solution obtained by leaching; leachate.
    7.
    the material leached.
    8.
    a vessel for use in leaching


    LEECHING:

    –noun
    1.
    any bloodsucking or carnivorous aquatic or terrestrial worm of the class Hirudinea, certain freshwater species of which were formerly much used in medicine for bloodletting.
    2.
    a person who clings to another for personal gain, esp. without giving anything in return, and usually with the implication or effect of exhausting the other's resources; parasite.
    3.
    Archaic . an instrument used for drawing blood.
    –verb (used with object)
    4.
    to apply leeches to, so as to bleed.
    5.
    to cling to and feed upon or drain, as a leech: His relatives leeched him until his entire fortune was exhausted.
    6.
    Archaic . to cure; heal.
    –verb (used without object)
    7.
    to hang on to a person in the manner of a leech: She leeched on to him for dear life.
     
  8. Whitewolf

    Whitewolf Member

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    Ok, I fail at spelling :)

    My heart was in the right place though!
     
  9. RIA45

    RIA45 New Member

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    Saving an image from the internet is copyright infringment unless the image owner gives you permission, or the site states its images are public domain.
    The proper way is to provide a link to the image and include a short description of the image.
     
  10. Whitewolf

    Whitewolf Member

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    And inline linking/leeching is considered bandwidth theft, damned if you do and damned if you don't...

    Classic catch 22
     
  11. dcannon1

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    There are a lot of fair use scenarios, so it really depends on what you plan to do with the image once you download it on whether it's copyright infringement.
     
  12. mpc

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    Not to mention they can change what the image is, remove the image or have the link do some nefarious things.
     
  13. Aberk

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    I love forum invasions that start off so innocent, like posting a picture of a cat and then switching the filename to something inappropriate...I have never done that before....
     
  14. RevolverDan

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    While you are correct, I try to look at it this way. Someone spent time and effort to make the image in question? Why not just ask them if you can use it and avoid any potential trouble. Fair use isn't very straight forward, and when the poo hits the fan it's usually settled in court. Why not just ask permission and avoid the issue all together.
     
  15. Rugerer

    Rugerer GeePeeDoHolic

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    And depending on what the picture is of, it could be . . .

    LECHING

    1.inordinate indulgence in sexual activity
    2.given to excessive sexual activity and debauchery

    :D
     
  16. Wolfram

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    Also if you already have it copied (right click-copy), you can go to the folder / location where you want the picture and right click paste.

    edit- may depend on the browser you are using.
     
  17. AV8R

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    Yes! The lesson is complete! :D

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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