You've probably noticed how eBay made it more difficult for us recently. Before, it used to be fun browsing for items of interest either for purchase or research/documentation, with pic-saving as an essential activity. They've clamped down on this for wholly-understandable reasons, and now pic-saving, although not totally impossible, makes one go through some hoops.
On the machine I regularly use, I feel I'm lucky enough in that I can just browse to the item page, enlarge the pic I want to save, then do "File > Print > Save as PDF." Not as hassle-free as before, but it works.
How are you guys coping? Perhaps there are other ways to get around this. Please share.
It is only on specific listings where the seller uploads the pictures on to ebay.
Ive tried it on both Internet Explorer and Firefox, I go the same above notice. I find this funny, as it really does not work at all. Play around with it and you will figure it out.
How to still save pics. You can still use "Right-Click", then "Save Picture as...", but there is a extra step. 1)"Right-Click" on photo 2)Error window pops up. 3)KEEP "Right-Click" button held down...and at the same time click "ok" on the error window with the "Left-Click" button. 4)Release "Right-Click" button over picture you want saved. 5)The list with "Save Picture as..." will pop up and you then will be able to save the picture.
Same picture as above that would not let me save. Holding down right click save and then pressing OK.
If all else fails. Hit the "Print Scrn/Sys Rq" button at the very top of your keyboard. Open up an Image viewer, then do "Ctrl-V" to paste the entire screen shot. There you can just chop the picture out and save.
For an image viewer you can use Paint...but I like IrfanView. Irfanview is a free program that is super easy to play with and Ive been using it for well over 4 years now.
Last Edit: Nov 2, 2009 20:03:56 GMT -5 by dimasalang
I use Safari 4.0.3 as my only browser. Per some suggestions on the eBay forum, saving the entire auction page was the first option I tried. Works. But it was weird having a pdf reader pull up the complete auction pages when I want to look at pics. Then I tried saving just the pics, still as pdf since that was apparently the only option left to me, and that worked too.
Seems apart from the problem being related to certain sellers (maybe they're enabling an available option?), it's also browser specific: IE users have the easiest time, Safari users have weird options, Firefox seems to be hardest hit. I'm wondering how Opera will fare.