How to Save Image on Mac Without Right Click

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

How to Save Image on Mac Without Right Click

Mac users are familiar with the convenience of the right-click option to save images from websites or applications. However, what if you’re using a Mac without a mouse or trackpad that supports right-click?

Don’t worry! In this tutorial, we’ll explore alternative methods to save images on a Mac without relying on the right-click function.

Method 1: Keyboard Shortcut

If you prefer using keyboard shortcuts, Mac offers a simple and effective solution:

  • Select the Image: Use the Tab key to navigate and select the desired image on the webpage or application.
  • Open Context Menu: Once the image is selected, press the Control key along with the Space bar to open the context menu.
  • Save Image As..: Use the arrow keys to navigate to “Save Image As.” in the context menu and press Enter.
  • Choose Location: Specify a location on your Mac where you want to save the image and click Save.

Method 2: Drag and Drop

If you prefer a more visual approach, you can use drag and drop:

  • Select and Hold: Click and hold your mouse button (or trackpad) on the desired image.
  • Drag It: While holding down, drag the image to an empty space on your desktop or any other desired folder.
  • Dropping It: Release your mouse button (or trackpad) to drop and save the image in that location.

Method 3: Browser-Specific Techniques

Some web browsers offer additional options to save images without using the right-click function:


  • Control + Click: Hold the Control key and click on the image to open a contextual menu. From there, select “Save Image As.” to save it to your preferred location.
  • Drag and Drop: Click and hold on the image, then drag it directly to your desired location.

Chrome and Firefox:

  • Control + Option + Click: Hold down the Control and Option keys simultaneously while clicking on the image. This will open a contextual menu where you can choose “Save Image As.” to save it.
  • Drag and Drop: Similar to Safari, click, hold, and drag the image to your desired location.

With these alternative methods at your disposal, you can easily save images on your Mac even without access to the right-click function. Whether you prefer keyboard shortcuts or a more visual approach like drag and drop, these techniques will make saving images a breeze.

Note: These methods may vary depending on your macOS version, browser version, or specific application requirements. Always ensure that you are using the most up-to-date software for optimal functionality.

We hope this tutorial has helped you discover new ways to save images on your Mac without relying solely on the right-click option. Happy browsing!

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