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10.3: Drag images from Safari to Mail (and elsewhere) Web Browsers
New with Panther (or possibly a Safari update) is the ability to drag images from the browser right into an email to be sent. No temporary file on the Desktop. Of course you can drag images straight into other apps (Word, etc.), but Mail is where it really adds to my user experience.

Previously you had to drag to the desktop, then to the email, then remember to delete the temporary image file after the mail had been sent.
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But it makes them TIFFs
Authored by: todbot on Nov 19, '03 06:04:38PM

While this is a wonderfully easy thing to do, the drag-n-drop/clipboard manager turns the small GIF/JPEG/PNG viewable on the page into a (uncompressed?) TIFF file.

For instance, the image is a nice small 8 kB JPEG that gets turned into a 65 kB TIFF. Not such a bad deal, until you inadvertently drag-n-drop that 600 kB JPEG from your digicam into Mail and it turns into an 8 MB TIFF.

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10.3: Drag images from Safari to Mail (and elsewhere)
Authored by: BarracksSi on Mar 15, '04 06:50:56PM

To add to the fun, start dragging the image, activate Exposť (either with the keyboard or dragging to a screen corner), hold the image over the target window (say, a new Mail message), and, like a spring-loaded folder, it'll pop to the front and allow you to drop the image.

Speaking of which, when I tested this with the Mac OS X Hints image at the top of this site, it attached as an 8 kb image to the dummy email message I set up.

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