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    Default Saving Photos from iMessage to Mac?

    Just curious as to how you all do this--there seem to be a few ways to do it, but so far none of them seem as easy to me as saving photos on my iPhone does. The best I've come up with so far is copy/paste, but there must be a better way to do it, right?
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    Default Saving Photos from iMessage to Mac?

    Tap photo, save to camera roll, it syncs to photo stream, get it in photo stream in iPhoto.
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    Default Re: Saving Photos from iMessage to Mac?

    Sorry if I'm not being clear—I'm looking for a way to save it on my Mac from the Messages app there. (I don't use PhotoStream.)
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    Default Saving Photos from iMessage to Mac?

    Ok I sent myself a photo via iMessages and here is what I get in the Messages app on my Mac (Mountain Lion):

    1. If I double click on the photo it opens in Quick Look and from there I can choose to open it in Preview.
    2. If I right click without selecting the photo I get options for Quick Look, Open, or Copy.
    3. If I select the photo and then right click, I get options to Forward, Copy, or Delete.
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    Default Re: Saving Photos from iMessage to Mac?

    Yep, that's all I saw too...just surprises me that there isn't a Save option—if you want to keep a photo elsewhere it seems like more steps than it needs to be. Not a huge deal, but surprisingly un-Apple like.

    (I did read that if you have iPhoto open you can drag and drop photos from Messages to iPhoto, but haven't tried it as I rarely leave iPhoto open.)
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    Default Saving Photos from iMessage to Mac?

    I don't have a MAC, but would Dropbox help here?
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    Default Re: Saving Photos from iMessage to Mac?

    Quote Originally Posted by Massie View Post
    Yep, that's all I saw too...just surprises me that there isn't a Save option—if you want to keep a photo elsewhere it seems like more steps than it needs to be. Not a huge deal, but surprisingly un-Apple like.

    (I did read that if you have iPhoto open you can drag and drop photos from Messages to iPhoto, but haven't tried it as I rarely leave iPhoto open.)
    You don’t need iPhoto open... just drag the photo to your desktop... works like a charm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    You don’t need iPhoto open... just drag the photo to your desktop... works like a charm.
    Yup - this is how I do it.
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    Default Re: Saving Photos from iMessage to Mac?

    Thanks all, will try that.

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