Save Photos from the Web to Your iPad

The web offers a wealth of images that you can download to your Photos library on the iPad. The built-in Safari browser makes it simple to save any image you come across to your iPad. (Of course, you should be careful not to violate copyrights when using pictures you've grabbed online.)

Several search engines have advanced search features that allow you to search for only non-licensed images, meaning, at least theoretically, you don't have to pay for the images. But it's always a good idea to get written permission to use an image, especially if you intend to use it to make money (as with a company brochure or online course).

Follow these steps to save images from the web:

  1. Open Safari and navigate to the web page containing the image you want.

  2. Press and hold the image.

    A menu appears, as shown in this figure.

    Use this menu to save an image to your iPad.
    Use this menu to save an image to your iPad.
  3. Tap Save Image.

    The image is saved to your Camera Roll album in the Photos app.

A number of sites protect their photos from being copied by applying an invisible overlay. This blank overlay image ensures that you don't actually get the image you think you're tapping. Even if a site doesn't take these precautions, be sure that you don't save images from the web and use them in ways that violate the rights of the person or entity that owns them.

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