Some websites block image downloads on their websites so you can not save them for reuse. That means long-pressing or force-pressing on protected images in Safari on your iPhone does not want to do anything with the "Save Image" option. Taking a screenshot is the obvious solution to bypass restrictions, but you will not get the best quality. Thankfully, there's another way.
To download seemingly undownloadable images from a webpage onto your iPhone, you'll need a third-party app, and developer Eduardo Rocha just happens to have one you can use. With his iOS app, you can save blocked images and images. If the image has a URL visible in the webpage's source code, it's fair game.
On that note, it's worth noting that this tool does not want to see every image on every website. Some webpages, like parts of Apple's site, hide the image URL in the code. While these images can still be found in a desktop browser, I've yet to see an iOS app that also finds dynamically loaded content. Tools usually focus on web pages
Rocha's app is called "Save Images ̵
1; Downloader for Safari," and it works as a Safari extension. This is the more preferred method versus other apps like " Image Downloader & Viewer" that are browsers themselves. It requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Step 2: Configure Settings
Once it's installed, it will open or shut down its hunts for images in. By default, all three of its options will be on, ready to use, but you can toggle any off that you find unhelpful. As for file types, Save Images will find .jpg, .png, .gif, and other popular image formats.
- "img" tags [normal-linked-to images]
- CSS background images [Url images or embedded base64 encoded images]
- "meta" property = "og: image" tag (usually the page 'main image)
While this seems like a good amount of options, the Safari extension still can not locate images behind iframes, dynamically loaded images, or anything that's not listed above in the webpage's original source code view.