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Occasionally, you might come across an image on a webpage that you'd like to save to your iOS device. For example, I'm on the science page of the New York Times website. And maybe, I want to keep a copy of this photo on my iPhone. To do so, I just hold down on it. And after a second, two options appear. The first one is Save Image, which I'll tap. And what's happened is that a copy of the image has now been saved to the photo library on my phone. I press the Home button to close Safari and open my Photo Library and here in my camera roll is the image. It really doesn't get much easier than that.
Now let's go back to Safari. This time I'll go to the main science page of the Times. Now this photo here at the top, in addition being an image, is also a link to the story it's illustrating. So when I hold down on this image, notices it gives us couple of other options than we saw when just saving an image that wasn't a link. We see the option to open, which means I want to follow this link to the page it's linked to, or to a open in a new page, which again follows the link, but opens a new browser window. And we also have Add to Reading List, and we'll look at Reading List later. And, like before, we also have Save Image and Copy. This time, I'll tap Copy. Copy is useful if you want to place the image into another app, or maybe send it in an email.
So, for example, I'll go to Mail and I'll create a new message. Now, I'll double tap in the body of the message, and select Paste. Now, notice what happened here is that the web address of the page the image was linking too got pasted into my message. That's not what I wanted in this case, I wanted to put a copy of the actual image here, but because that image is also a link on the web page, I can't do it by copying and pasting. Just delete that. Instead, I'll tap this blank area of my message. I'll hit the right arrow. And I'll choose, Insert Photo or Video. That gives me access to my Photo Library.
So, I would've had to save the image here first in order to attach to the email. I'll just attach this other one. But if the photo on a webpage isn't a link, Copy works the way you would expect. Let's cancel this message, just delete the draft. And we'll go back to Safari. And here, I'll tap the photo to follow the link to the article it's linking to. So, the photo on this page is not a link. Notice when I hold down on it, I only get the options to save the image or copy it. So this time, I'll choose copy. Now I'll go back to mail, compose a new message, double tap on the body and choose Paste.
And the image gets pasted in. So that's how to save images you come across in Safari and some of the options and workarounds you have for mailing the images to someone else.
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