How to Download a Picture From the Internet

How to Download a Picture From the Internet. If you've ever gone to a Web site and found a picture you would love to have for a graphic, there's a way to grab it. You can save it and put it in your own files or Web pages.

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Go to a Web site.

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Let the whole page load.

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Scroll to the picture you want.

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Point the mouse arrow on the picture.

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For PC users, right-click on the picture so that a menu appears. For Mac users, press and hold down the mouse button to see the menu.

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Choose "Save picture as" if you're using Internet Explorer, or choose "Save image as" if you're using Netscape Navigator.

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Select the name that's in the "File name" box, and type in the name you would like to give the picture.

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Click the down arrow to the right of the "Save as type" box.

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Pick a format to save the picture as.

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Click once on the folder you want to save it in.

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Click the button to the right of the "File name" box. Depending on your browser, it's either called Save or Open.