Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Javascript to save image

Posted on 2014-02-17
3
281 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-14
Dear Experts,

I have a problem to save images on web page to specified local path using javascript.
It seems that the browser do not allow javascript to to that because of security or virus protection...

Do you have any solution for this? Please help!

Regards.
0
Comment
Question by:FSOFT-SA
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 83

Accepted Solution

by:
Dave Baldwin earned 500 total points
ID: 39864237
No, you're right.  The browsers do not allow javascript to save files locally because of security restrictions.  If a web page could save files to your computer without your permission, then we all would be infested with viruses all the time.  If you find a way to do this with your web page javascript, you will shortly find your web site blocked by the anti-virus programs.
0
 

Author Comment

by:FSOFT-SA
ID: 39887977
So, It means there's no solution for this.
Or at least, we must ask permission from user. After that, we can save the file to the specified path on local. User doesn't need to specify the path to save image.

Please help.
0
 
LVL 83

Assisted Solution

by:Dave Baldwin
Dave Baldwin earned 500 total points
ID: 39887996
No, that's not true either.  The user can right-click on an image and save it anywhere they want.  You can't force them to download it and you can not specify the path though you could suggest it on the page where the image is.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Find out what you should include to make the best professional email signature for your organization.
Today, the web development industry is booming, and many people consider it to be their vocation. The question you may be asking yourself is – how do I become a web developer?
The viewer will learn how to count occurrences of each item in an array.
The viewer will receive an overview of the basics of CSS showing inline styles. In the head tags set up your style tags: (CODE) Reference the nav tag and set your properties.: (CODE) Set the reference for the UL element and styles for it to ensu…

789 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question