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Windows 7: Saving e-mail pictures - Where is "save as"

20 Mar 2010   #1

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Saving e-mail pictures - Where is "save as"

I often receive interesting pictures conglomerates from friends sharing cool pics. With XP, I recall that I could always right click on any e-mail pic, even if it was embedded in the email (not an attachment), and I could choose "save as" from the drop down menu. In Win 7, I only get an option of "copy".... With "save as", it took about 2 seconds to save a single pic, or a collection of pics, efficiently and wherever desired on the hard drive. With "copy" it takes 10x that long. I have to copy each pic individually, then open and paste that photo into a photo editing program (i.e. Paint); from there it has to be exported through the "save as" function to an export destination.



Does anybody know a work around?


Thanks!





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20 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzzimba View Post
I often receive interesting pictures conglomerates from friends sharing cool pics. With XP, I recall that I could always right click on any e-mail pic, even if it was embedded in the email (not an attachment), and I could choose "save as" from the drop down menu. In Win 7, I only get an option of "copy".... With "save as", it took about 2 seconds to save a single pic, or a collection of pics, efficiently and wherever desired on the hard drive. With "copy" it takes 10x that long. I have to copy each pic individually, then open and paste that photo into a photo editing program (i.e. Paint); from there it has to be exported through the "save as" function to an export destination.



Does anybody know a work around?


Thanks!




Hi zzzimba, and welcome to sevenforums if nobody else has said it.

I use Outlook 2007 and I see a "Save As..." for attachments. What mail program are you using?

(An alternative would be to drag the attachment to the desktop and work on it from there.)
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21 Mar 2010   #3

win 7
 
 

Hey you, thanks for the warm welcome!

I am using Outlook 2007 also in Win 7. You indicated that you see "save as" for "attachments". While that is generally the case for me also, I indicated in my post that I am having difficulties with "save as" for embedded pictures, the "non-attachment" style of pics. I tried your suggection of dragging these pics to the desktop and they ain't moving nor or they responding to my command to do so.

Please re-read my query and I look forward to all input.

Thanks again and very best regards, Zimba
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21 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

zzzimba -

Sorry for the delay in responding - Real Life interrupted.

I looked around, and there is no joy on the embedded picture front. The method you are using appears to be the only one, according to this Microsoft KB article: The "Save Picture As" command is not present when you right-click an image in an HTML e-mail message in Outlook 2007 .

An alternative is to use the "snipping tool" and copy it off that way.
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21 Mar 2010   #5

win 7
 
 
Saving e-mail pictures - Where is "save as"

Wow, thanks for that link. It seems to directly address my query. I am not familiar with the "snipping tool". But I think you understand my dilemma now. Let's say I receive several e-mails every day and they contain a dozen artistic pictures that I want to add to my pic collection. Is there any way to save them directly (especially as a one click grouping - highlight all and then "save as") to the hard drive with a few clicks of the mouse... instead of 50 - 100 clicks of the mouse? Anything would be an improvement on having to copy each e-mail picture individually into a photo editing program and then export it to its destination. Geeeez!

Am I crazy or can any one confirm who is still running XP that this problem is unique to Win 7?

My Win 7 bitch list is growing longer every day but between this issue, the inability to disable auto-arrange for free sorting icons, and especially pictures in a folder.. add to that the fact that e-mails with large attachments (MP3 files/videos) get stuck in the Outlook outbox looping over and over trying to send, but actually never going anywhere and jamming the Outlook program and gobbling up valuable proceeds assets, and without ever being able to be deleted without some major hacks that I discovered on-line... This has all left me feeling that Win 7 has set back XP by about a decade, and with no real benefits that come to mind. Real friends would not let their friends purchase Win 7. I wish it had been around long enough when I got stuck with it on a new laptop that someone could have warned me! It's left me really missing XP and wondering why some new company is not designing a better OS and displacing MS from the marketplace in this day in age. It wouldn't be hard to do. PS- I tried Mac for a few months last year and sorry to say, I was a little underwhelmed, especially when trying to convert 15 years of my life's data between platforms, it proved too challenging. Oh well, If I was starting from scratch I'd probably pick a Mac.....

Anywayz, any thoughts on how to make the most of this latest in a series of MS blunders would be most appreciated.

Your friend, Zimba in San Antonio, TX
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21 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I haven't looked into this at all, but I assume there is a way to edit the right click context menu for Outlook in the registry. Find the corresponding registry key, and you should be able to add "save as" to it. I'll see if I can come up with something.

Until I find the right registry directory to edit the context menu, you can view the e-mail in your web browser, and save the image(s) from there. See this article: CLICK ME

Additionaly, if you have a pop-3 account with a web server you can view the mail from there. For instance, I have a pop-3 account set up through Gmail [which is free by the way] and when I view my e-mail there I can right click and "save as" any image in the mail. I know this isn't a perfect solution, but at least a temporary one until I find a registry hack to suit your needs.


Max
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23 Mar 2010   #7

win 7
 
 
Saving e-mailed pictures in Outlook- Where is "save as"

Thanks to all who commented so far!

MadMaxData,

If you could produce a simple registry hack and add "save as" to the right click context menu in Outlook, that would be veeery much appreciated..

The link you shared provided a very creative workaround and I played with it quit a bit. Unfortunately it also is a fairly complex set of tasks that need to be preformed in order to simply save a picture(s) embedded in an e-mail.

I have a lot of time and biz data invested in Outlook at this point so I would like to try and stick with this platform. I'll be on stand-by and hope that a hack might be possible. Any other suggestions are also welcome. I have got to think that a great many people share my frusteration over this issue and would benefit from a simple solution?

Thanks again!
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24 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzzimba View Post
Thanks to all who commented so far!

MadMaxData,

If you could produce a simple registry hack and add "save as" to the right click context menu in Outlook, that would be veeery much appreciated..

The link you shared provided a very creative workaround and I played with it quit a bit. Unfortunately it also is a fairly complex set of tasks that need to be preformed in order to simply save a picture(s) embedded in an e-mail.

I have a lot of time and biz data invested in Outlook at this point so I would like to try and stick with this platform. I'll be on stand-by and hope that a hack might be possible. Any other suggestions are also welcome. I have got to think that a great many people share my frusteration over this issue and would benefit from a simple solution?

Thanks again!
I think that MadMaxData's suggestion to open the mail in a browser and do the "Save as..." from there is better than the one I offered, and it works like a charm.

I'll be looking to see if there's a registry hack also, but I suspect that it's a "feature" of Outlook. <sigh>
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25 Mar 2010   #9

win 7
 
 

"Works like a charm" may be a an extreme oversimplification of what really happens in order to execute this maneuver in Outlook. It's an interesting angle on the problem and another way to catch a rat. But here again it's no satisfactory substitute for the total incompetence that MS's OS architects have continued to achieve with each new release. Here again we are talking about converting e-mail to HTML, squashing the contents into desperate folders, segregating the folders, opening folders, segregating and re-arranging the contents, renaming the new grouping of selected pics, downloading another piece of 3rd party software so it can recognize the imaging file types and then clicking on several pop-up windows in IrfanView to rename each and every new picture that that you are wanting to save.

All when "Save as" should have been there all along in the right click context menu. I used Outlook Express many years and had perfect bliss until forced into Win 7 + Outlook when purchasing a new laptop. They extincted Outlook Express by design because it was so simple and pure and efficient. I avoided Outlook for years when I had the choice. Now MS has removed our choices and we got over-engineered crap that even the designers cannot control their own monsters.

I have had nothing but grievances with Win 7 and it took an outside hacker to solve a major flaw that got released a week or two ago long before MS would even acknowledge there was a problem in their own forums. This is a long story pertaining to the inability to "disable the auto arrange" feature in Win 7. Basically they took away the ability to free-sort - auto arrange photos, icons etc. They stripped away all user self-organizing autonomy in all folders. Ridiculous! But a hacker found a work around about 10 days ago and shared a reg edit zip file that millions have probably downloaded by now and MS still remains dumb and silent like this was never a problem.

I'm still hoping MadMax can pull something off with this one. Its over my head but I have faith he is listening.

Thanks again!
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29 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Here's a useful link to save embedded images in Outlook 2007: LINK

I forgot about this thread, but I'll continue to search for a registry hack for this function.
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