Surely there’s a way to save a picture that I see on the Internet, right?
Yes, there is.
But first, a message about copyrights. Just because you CAN copy it doesn’t mean you SHOULD. If you don’t own the rights to the design, please don’t use it to make items to sell or give away to large groups. Making something for a family member or yourself is usually fine.
If you want a copy of that picture, here are the instructions for Windows, Android, and Apple devices.
- Place your cursor over the picture in question.
- Right-click on the photo.
- From the menu that pops up (shown below), select Save image as…. Some images are protected against copying in this manner; if that’s the case, this option (or perhaps even most of the menu) won’t be available.
- Use the Save As dialog (shown below) to save the picture.
For Chrome browser users, a bottom menu appears with the newly downloaded file shown.
Clicking on the caret/up arrow to open another menu of options you can do with this file (shown below). You can:
- Open it. What program it opens with is defined by settings on your computer.
- Clicking “Always open files of this type” will open this one and all others in whatever program is set to open those files. In this case, only .PNG files will always open, others like .JPG, .MP3, .DOC or others are not affected (until you download one and set this). If it’s set, you can also remove the setting.
- Show in folder opens the File Explorer with your file highlighted. This is handy to easily access it to, say, install the font, drag it into Cricut Design Space, or email it to a friend — whatever’s appropriate.
- Cancel simply closes the menu.
- Long press on the picture.
- On the menu (shown below), click on Download Picture.
You’ll find the file in the Downloads folder in the Files app. Alternatively, you can find it in Settings -> Storage -> Files -> Download.
The Inspired Squirrel does not have access to Apple devices yet and therefore cannot give accurate, tested directions.