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Mon Jul 23, 2012, 12:50 AM

IPad | How do I copy and paste an image link? Seems iPad's only option is to save the picture.

Is there a way to copy the picture's URL and paste it into my post?





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Reply IPad | How do I copy and paste an image link? Seems iPad's only option is to save the picture. (Original post)
Stinky The Clown Jul 2012 OP
REP Jul 2012 #1
Skinner Jul 2012 #2
Stinky The Clown Jul 2012 #3
REP Jul 2012 #4
Skinner Jul 2012 #5
REP Jul 2012 #6
Skinner Jul 2012 #7
Stinky The Clown Jul 2012 #8
REP Jul 2012 #9
Stinky The Clown Jul 2012 #10
Stinky The Clown Jul 2012 #11
onehandle Jul 2012 #12
REP Jul 2012 #13
Stinky The Clown Jul 2012 #15
Stinky The Clown Jul 2012 #16
REP Jul 2012 #18
REP Jul 2012 #14
REP Jul 2012 #17

Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 12:52 AM

1. Sure.

Open image in new tab; copy URL from address bar (select all/copy)

-or-

Save image, upload to imgur.com using imguruploader.

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Response to REP (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 11:08 AM

2. How do you open image in new tab if you don't know the URL of the image? (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 06:11 PM

3. Yeah, that's pretty much the same question I had.

You need a way to get the picture's URL. If you could get that you wouldn't need to upload it anywhere.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 06:19 PM

4. I usually just click on the image to open in a new tab

Or if using Google image search, just highlight, copy and paste the URL from my search.

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Response to REP (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 07:56 PM

5. On iPhone/iPad?

Because that doesn't work on mine.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 10:17 PM

6. The first thing that came up was linked off imgur, but it's pretty funny, so ...



I'm using an iPad 1 and an iPhone 4S.

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Response to REP (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 11:29 PM

7. I think I figured it out.

If you click and hold on an image, you get two buttons: "Save Image" and "Copy." I always thought "Copy" was to copy the image itself, but apparently it copies the image URL.

So that should do it. Thanks.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 11:44 PM

8. I tried that on my iPad and it seems not to work

I clicked and held an image in a page opened in Safari.

I just tried a few times to paste it into a DU post window (like the one I am using to post this) but with no success.

Did you get it to work? I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 11:49 PM

9. See this image; sometimes pictures help when words fail me:

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Response to REP (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 07:41 AM

10. This reply is from my MacBookPro

In Firefox:

Right Click/Copy Image Location (gets the picture's URL onto my clipboard)

Left Click/Paste (pastes image URL)

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Response to REP (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 07:56 AM

11. This reply is from my iPad

I hover on the image and get two menu choices in a window otherwise like yours. I get Copy and Save Image. The options to Open, Open In New Tab, and Add to Reading List don't appear.

Anyway, I choose Copy.

Then I return to this post and hover in the window, get the magnifying glass, and select Paste.

Nothing happens.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 12:41 PM

12. Sorry I'm late to the thread, here's the answer...

Press on image. Select copy.

Open a new tab in Safari or go to a text program.

Paste and voila, you see the path for the image. Copy that text and paste it anywhere.

Dunno why you have to paste it somewhere first, but you do.

You can't copy an image's address and paste it straight into a post on DU.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #12)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 02:47 PM

13. Yes you can - not one click, but see my screenshot.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #12)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 03:39 PM

15. Yahoooooo!

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Response to onehandle (Reply #12)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 03:40 PM

16. The need to paste someplace else first is kind stupid, huh?

Maybe they'll fix that in the next OS release.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #16)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 06:12 PM

18. It's fixed NOW on iPad as I've demonstrated ... at least "open in new tab" works just fine

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 02:49 PM

14. Long touch to get that dialog in my screenshot

I don't have a special iPad!

Touch image until save/copy appear. Keep touching it until the dialog in my screenshot open.

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Response to REP (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 06:10 PM

17. From my iPhone:

1. Touch image.

2. Select copy

3. Open new tab

4. Touch address bar, select paste

5. Touch address bar, touch "select all", then "copy"

6. Close tab

7. Paste image URL where desired



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