How to Download Pictures from Safari

By Bennett Gavrish

When using the Safari application on your Mac computer to browse the web, you may come across a webpage with a photo or image that you want to keep for future use. Safari allows you to easily download pictures from websites and save them to your computer's hard drive. After downloading a picture from the web to your computer, you can open it in the "Preview" application to view or edit it.

Things You'll Need

  • Mac running OS X 10.5 or later

Step 1

Launch the Safari application by clicking on the "Dock" icon.

Step 2

Navigate to the website with the picture that you want to download.

Step 3

Place your mouse cursor directly over the center of the image.

Step 4

Right-click on the image with your mouse, or press the "control" key and then click on the image.

Step 5

Choose "Save Image As" from the contextual menu.

Step 6

Enter a name to identify the downloaded picture in the text field at the top of the pop-up window.

Step 7

Navigate to the folder or directory where you want to store the selected picture and then hit "Save" to download it.