A reader is a little confused about where to save things like text and images from online. She included some images from her email.

When I right-click on the image to copy/paste it, there is a box that opens bottom left to ‘open file’ (sometimes, with certain options selected I guess).  I have chosen several of the various options on the menus. I was trying to copy/paste.  I get various successes.  If I need to copy/paste an  https sites,   I right-click it, select copy, but am stuck from there where to paste.  (I was thinking about this as I awoke this am!). So, thanks once again if you get a chance to reply.

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Let’s start by talking about the options you get when you select an image in an email from your online inbox.  If you simply copy the image from a website, you’re just copying the location of that image online. Some programs will display that image from the location or make a copy of the picture for you that you can save.

If you choose Copy image, you could paste it in a program like paint and then save the image. Or just choose Save image as and save the image to your computer. Saving the image itself ensures you’ll have a copy should it ever be deleted from the Internet.

I’ve tried to assist people in the past who believed that when they copied a webpage and saved the HTML, they were copying everything on it. Later when the web page went away or deleted and image, the content they meant to save disappeared.

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When you copy text from an email or web page, you should paste it in a program designed for documents. Use something a simple a Notepad or Wordpad.  Additionally, use Word or any other word processor you have installed.  Also, you could paste the text to a notebook program like OneNote or Keep. Many notebook programs allow you to simply drag and drop images and text.

If you want to save the link to a site you hope to revisit, you could bookmark that site in your browser. Or copy and paste that link into a document or notebook program.