Blackberry: Saving images from Browser

Above is an image from another user who has experienced the same problem on an older BB.  As you can see, there is no option for “Save Image”.

Ok, after trawling through the internet and finding no answers on how to save images from my Blackberry Bold 9700 browser I finally found out how to fix this.  Normally to save an image, you simply hover your curser over an image, hit the menu button (button with seven dots) and select the “Save Image” option just under the “Full Image” option.  Well I never had that option and I know that many online have not either.  So here’s what worked for me…

In your browser, click the menu button and go to Options.  Select General Properties and in the Default Browser section select Internet Browser if it is on something else (mine was set on “Vodafone Live!”).  Close the browser and relaunch it.  Now when you hover the curser over an image on your browser and click the menu button, you should have the option ‘Save Image’!

For some reason, now when you navigate to another page, the “Save Image” option disappears.  The only way to overcome this is to make that page your launch page and relaunch the browser.  Options > Browser Configurations > Use Current.  Or, you can choose the start page as “Last page loaded”, close and restart.  Frustrating but better than anything else I’ve found.  If you know of a better way, please let me know.

I’ve spent many hours trying to work this out and in true Blackberry logic it was cryptic and difficult.   There may be a better solution, and one that makes sense to folks more technical than me but this is the only thing that worked.  This is why so many people now use an IPhone.  I hope this has helped you as there is no solution like this I could find on the internet.


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