How to capture image files off the Internet (PC only)
You can save any image that appears on the web to your computer (except a rare few where the webmaster has specifically prevented it). The next paragraph will explain how.
To save the image, RIGHT CLICK on the picture you want to save and choose “Save picture as …” and then either accept the name the dialog box suggests or change the name to whatever you prefer. (Don’t change the extension, however.) In the majority of situations, that’s it.
This rest of this message refers specifically to the Photo Galleries I’ve posted at http://www.pbase.com/perrynelson. Think of the individual galleries as “folders” on the website. The “icon” for the gallery (folder) is one of the pictures in the Gallery. (I can set which of the images in the gallery I want to use as the “icon” for that gallery.)
If you LEFT click on the gallery “icon” (image), that particular gallery will open up and you will see displayed a series of “thumbnail” images of the photos in the gallery. Let’s say there are 10 images in the gallery.
If you LEFT click on any of those images, you’ll open up a larger version of that image. The image is actually stored in four sizes on that site (small, medium, LARGE, and original), denoted by links below the image (you may have to scroll down the web page to see these links). The reason “large” is in caps in the previous sentence is to signify that LARGE is the image size displayed by default when you first click on the thumbnail version of the image.
Once one of the individual pictures from the gallery is displayed on your montior you can move to another picture by clicking on the link to either the NEXT or the PREVIOUS image. Those links are located at the bottom and top RIGHT side of the web page. (NOTE: if you have displayed the ORIGINAL version of an image, then when you click on NEXT it will display the ORIGINAL version of the next image too. So for this reason, it’s best to go back to the LARGE version again BEFORE you click on NEXT or PREVIOUS.)
The largest image of all in each gallery is the ORIGINAL version of it. I recommend that before you save the image to your computer you first display the ORIGINAL version of it on your monitor. The reason for this recommendation is that the original version will give you the greatest fexibility in what you can do with the image once you have saved it to your computer.
For instance, suppose you want to print an 8 by 11 version of the picture. If you have only saved the LARGE version rather than the ORIGINAL you may only be able to print a 5 x 7 picture. In other words, the larger your original graphic, the larger the picture you can print. If you only want to capture the image to send by email to your great aunt in Peoria, then you may save whichever size floats your boat.
One consequence of the choice to save the LARGEST image to your computer is that the larger the image, the greater the time it will take to display it on your monitor. Once displayed, however, it doesn’t take any longer to SAVE a large image to your computer than does to save a smaller one (you’ve already experienced the delay while waiting for the image to DISPLAY).
The images from the Vernine and Associates Reunion are located at http://www.pbase.com/perrynelson/reunion. There now a total of 47 images there.