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Author:  melvind [ Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Tutorial - Copy images from Craigslist or eBay

Copying an image from websites like Craigslist and eBay is quite easy. It works exactly the same way on both a Mac and a PC. From time to time an image might be setup so it can’t be copied via this method, but this works for nearly all images you will want to copy.

It is always a good idea to add the images into a post because an eBay auction or a Craigslist listing are not permanent. For example, the following image is what you see if you click on a link to a Craigslist listing that is no longer valid.

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When you add an image to a post by copying it from a page it will stay with the post for historical and research reasons.

eBay

To copy an image on eBay you need to click on the image that shows on the page. This will open a window that shows a larger image. You can then use the right mouse button to bring up a menu that will include an entry to save the image. The image below was made on a Mac but on a PC the menu will have a similar line for saving the image.

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When you click “Save Image As...” you will get dialog box giving you the ability to rename the image and to set the location where to save the image. The image name will be a very long, strange name by default. It is best to type in a new name that means something to you. Also, change the location on your computer where you will be able to find the saved image. It is best to use a location like the Desktop because it makes it easy to find and use the saved image.

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You will then find the image on your computer.

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Craigslist

Saving a Craigslist image is the very similar to the process on eBay. When you find an item you want to save on Craigslist you need to click on the image to bring up the image in a larger format. You can then use the right mouse click to save and rename the image.

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You then get the dialog that allows you to rename and set the location to save the file to on your computer.

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You will then find the image on your computer.

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Author:  gramophone-georg [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Tutorial - Copy images from Craigslist or eBay

melvind wrote:
Copying an image from websites like Craigslist and eBay is quite easy. It works exactly the same way on both a Mac and a PC. From time to time an image might be setup so it can’t be copied via this method, but this works for nearly all images you will want to copy.

It is always a good idea to add the images into a post because an eBay auction or a Craigslist listing are not permanent. For example, the following image is what you see if you click on a link to a Craigslist listing that is no longer valid.

Attachment:
craigslist deleted by author.png


When you add an image to a post by copying it from a page it will stay with the post for historical and research reasons.

eBay

To copy an image on eBay you need to click on the image that shows on the page. This will open a window that shows a larger image. You can then use the right mouse button to bring up a menu that will include an entry to save the image. The image below was made on a Mac but on a PC the menu will have a similar line for saving the image.

Attachment:
mouse save an image from ebay.png

When you click “Save Image As...” you will get dialog box giving you the ability to rename the image and to set the location where to save the image. The image name will be a very long, strange name by default. It is best to type in a new name that means something to you. Also, change the location on your computer where you will be able to find the saved image. It is best to use a location like the Desktop because it makes it easy to find and use the saved image.

Attachment:
Save ebay dialog.png

You will then find the image on your computer.

Attachment:
Marie Rappold Tone Test.jpg

Craigslist

Saving a Craigslist image is the very similar to the process on eBay. When you find an item you want to save on Craigslist you need to click on the image to bring up the image in a larger format. You can then use the right mouse click to save and rename the image.

Attachment:
mouse save on image from craigslist.png

You then get the dialog that allows you to rename and set the location to save the file to on your computer.

Attachment:
save craigslist dialog.png

You will then find the image on your computer.

Attachment:
sparton phonograph.jpg


I wind up with a corrupted file failure whenever I try to load those images here. Everywhere else seems to work fine.

Could it be my Berliner PC's OS?

Author:  Jerry B. [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:11 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Tutorial - Copy images from Craigslist or eBay

Thanks Dan, that's very thoughtful of you. Jerry B.

Author:  melvind [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tutorial - Copy images from Craigslist or eBay

gramophone-georg wrote:
I wind up with a corrupted file failure whenever I try to load those images here. Everywhere else seems to work fine.

Could it be my Berliner PC's OS?


It sounds to me like you are trying to use the Img button and [Img] tag. That does not work for files from your computer. Only from other sites.

Author:  gramophone-georg [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tutorial - Copy images from Craigslist or eBay

melvind wrote:
gramophone-georg wrote:
I wind up with a corrupted file failure whenever I try to load those images here. Everywhere else seems to work fine.

Could it be my Berliner PC's OS?


It sounds to me like you are trying to use the Img button and [Img] tag. That does not work for files from your computer. Only from other sites.


No, I'm trying to load them as an attachment, just like I do for the pictures I take myself, which works just fine.

Author:  melvind [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tutorial - Copy images from Craigslist or eBay

gramophone-georg wrote:
No, I'm trying to load them as an attachment, just like I do for the pictures I take myself, which works just fine.


Have you tried a different web browser? I have done this for years originally in IE, then FireFox, Safari and Chrome. I've never had it fail. I currently use Chrome. I don't know how it could not work. Very strange indeed!

Author:  gramophone-georg [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tutorial - Copy images from Craigslist or eBay

melvind wrote:
gramophone-georg wrote:
No, I'm trying to load them as an attachment, just like I do for the pictures I take myself, which works just fine.


Have you tried a different web browser? I have done this for years originally in IE, then FireFox, Safari and Chrome. I've never had it fail. I currently use Chrome. I don't know how it could not work. Very strange indeed!


No, haven't tried a different browser. I'm a Chrome guy, too. Wonder if it's because I am still lumbering along with Windows XP? LOL. It's only this site, though.

Author:  melvind [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tutorial - Copy images from Craigslist or eBay

gramophone-georg wrote:
No, haven't tried a different browser. I'm a Chrome guy, too. Wonder if it's because I am still lumbering along with Windows XP? LOL. It's only this site, though.


Yikes!!!! :( :? :o

If you are on the internet with an XP machine you are living dangerously. There hasn't been a security update for at least 3 years and the machine must be pretty old at this point too. Either the hardware is going to fail or you will get a terrible virus or worm on it and not be able to use it. Might be time to catch up just a bit. :D Just saying...

Author:  gramophone-georg [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tutorial - Copy images from Craigslist or eBay

melvind wrote:
gramophone-georg wrote:
No, haven't tried a different browser. I'm a Chrome guy, too. Wonder if it's because I am still lumbering along with Windows XP? LOL. It's only this site, though.


Yikes!!!! :( :? :o

If you are on the internet with an XP machine you are living dangerously. There hasn't been a security update for at least 3 years and the machine must be pretty old at this point too. Either the hardware is going to fail or you will get a terrible virus or worm on it and not be able to use it. Might be time to catch up just a bit. :D Just saying...


I know, I'm just cheap. You're talking to a guy who hasn't even bought a cell phone yet. :lol:

I actually do have some good anti virus programs, a good firewall, and malware bytes.

Maybe I'm not "cheap" as much as I have zero stomach for going shopping only to be presented with too many choices.

Author:  Curt A [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tutorial - Copy images from Craigslist or eBay

I know, I'm just cheap. You're talking to a guy who hasn't even bought a cell phone yet. :lol:


That's probably because it doesn't have a crank and a spring... :roll:

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