How to Save an Image to Your Computer

Netscape Users

1) Make a folder for storing your graphics (such as "Pictures" or "WebPics").

2) Right click on a fully downloaded image with your mouse. For example, right click on the following image with your mouse:

RIGHT click on this image

3) A pop-up menu will appear.

4) Select "Save Image As..."

5) Name the image.

6) Save it in the folder you made for your images.

Internet Explorer Users

1) Make a folder for storing your graphics (such as "Pictures" or "WebPics").

2) With IE 4+, you have two options. You can either place your cursor directly over the image, and a menu box will appear that has a "disk" icon, a "print" icon, an "e-mail icon" and an "open my pictures folder" icon. If you click on the disk icon, you can save the picture immediately to a folder of your choice by following the proceding steps, or, you can right click on a fully downloaded image with your mouse. For example, place your cursor over the following image OR right click on the following image with your mouse:

RIGHT click on this image or place your cursor over this image and look for a menu box to appear in IE 4+

3) A pop-up menu will appear if you right click on the image. Click on the disk icon if you use the IE menu option.

4) Select "Save Picture As..." if you right click.

5) Name the image.

6) Save it in the folder you made for your images by using the top navigation bar that says "Save In" with a scroll menu next to it to find your images folder.

Macintosh Users

1) Make a folder for storing your graphics.

2) Click on a graphic and hold down the mouse button.

3) Select "save image as".

4) Name the image.

5) Save it in the folder you made for your images.

AOL Users

AOL web browsers compress downloaded graphics to an .ART format. When you save images off web pages in the AOL browser, they stay in the .ART format even if they are named with .gif or .jpg extensions.

This means that only the MSIE Web Browsers can view these images - anyone using any other kind of browser will not be able to see them! Some image formats (.jpg, for example) are already compressed; when the AOL browser views them, it tries to compress them even more, causing distortion, warping, or very degraded image quality. There is no graphics program that can read or edit .ART format directly.

To download useable graphics you have three solutions:

1) Turn Off Compression Feature The following will help for the latest version of the AOL: Select: - Members - Preferences - WWW - Web Graphics Turn off Compress Graphics.

2) Use Another Browser For Downloads Install an official version of MSIE or Netscape and download in that version rather than AOL.

3 ) If you do not turn off the compression, save the graphic as a "Bitmap [*.bmp]". You can then use the image but if you want to use it on the Web, you will have to convert it to either a .gif or .jpg extension.

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