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12/04/2008 11:02:08 PM · #1
I'm trying to pull an embedded image from an e-mail. The image expands as I resize the e-mail window, and doesn't lose quality, plus the e-mail is HUGE, so I know it's a high-res image. But I can't save it as anything, and if I try to copy and paste it somewhere (or drag and drop it), it shows up as an extension-less file called "scrap." PSP X2 won't read it. I'm using Outlook 2007 and Windows XP.

Any ideas?
12/04/2008 11:08:32 PM · #2
send it to me in an email. I'll save it to my hard drive then email it back to you.

HAHAHAHAHA sorry had to suggest it.
12/04/2008 11:08:36 PM · #3
I think this may be a remote image that is loading from elsewhere. You could try doing a screen capture. (alt+prtscrn)

Message edited by author 2008-12-04 23:10:27.
12/04/2008 11:11:09 PM · #4
//support.microsoft.com/kb/138275
12/04/2008 11:22:36 PM · #5
When its being shown in the email window, cant you just right click it and save as a file?
12/04/2008 11:26:21 PM · #6
I send embedded pictures in my email all the time so I just tried it on one I sent the other day. I can copy but it won't let me paste the image anywhere! You can't right click and save them as a file either. ETA .. I can drag and drop the image back to my desktop and it shows up as a JPG file.

Message edited by author 2008-12-04 23:27:46.
12/05/2008 12:39:25 AM · #7
This is silly. Right-clicking on the image has only one enabled option: Copy. Well I can only paste it as a SCRAP file (thanks DD for the link), which is pretty useless. It looks like it originated from a Hotmail account then was forwarded to me. Nothing's easy.
12/05/2008 12:49:28 AM · #8
Do you have another email account you could forward it to? What about trying to saving it from an online interface?
12/05/2008 01:28:05 AM · #9
forward it to me, i love the challenge.
beweglich @ gmail. com

12/05/2008 03:12:56 AM · #10
ALT PrintScreen, paste into new doc in PS, crop.

edit: ok, reread your post. HiRes, copy pastey no workie.

how about save the email as an html file?

Message edited by author 2008-12-05 03:15:36.
12/05/2008 03:18:53 AM · #11
save as html doesn't seem to save the images either. how about view source, find the image names, search your cache?
12/05/2008 03:20:57 AM · #12
Originally posted by crayon:

forward it to me, i love the challenge.
beweglich @ gmail. com


FYI, crayon, I entered your email addy in the Nigerian Lotto. ...and a few mailing lists full of great opportunities. :P
12/05/2008 03:33:02 AM · #13
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Originally posted by crayon:

forward it to me, i love the challenge.
beweglich @ gmail. com


FYI, crayon, I entered your email addy in the Nigerian Lotto. ...and a few mailing lists full of great opportunities. :P


thanks Art for returning the favour - how'd you know i helped you in the first place???
you're amazing as always, heh
12/05/2008 03:46:16 AM · #14
//in.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060815044149AAQNaFd

//www.howto-outlook.com/howto/saveembeddedpictures.htm

very strange indeed.

12/05/2008 08:39:21 AM · #15
Does your e-mail provider have a secondary way of viewing mail through a web browser? If so, you might find that their online version of the mail provides an easier way to save attachments.
12/05/2008 08:43:58 AM · #16
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Originally posted by crayon:

forward it to me, i love the challenge.
beweglich @ gmail. com


FYI, crayon, I entered your email addy in the Nigerian Lotto. ...and a few mailing lists full of great opportunities. :P


This made me roll with laughter. :D
12/05/2008 08:44:26 AM · #17
I have the same problem with outlook. It actually takes a photo attachment and embeds it into the email on it's own. And sometimes it just deletes them. Most of my email to outlook is filtered through gmail, so I just go to my gmail page and open it there. That's the only solution I've ever been able to figure out.
12/05/2008 09:58:09 AM · #18
Ok Im running outlook 2007 here and just tried this and it works, you will prob have to have acrobat installed. Open the email, convert the email to a *.pdf, open the *.pdf and right click the image and "save as" once the image is saved you should be good to go.

BTW save as on mine defaulted to *.bmp but that can easily be changed to *.jpg or *.tif... in the file properties.

-dave
12/05/2008 10:10:39 AM · #19
Select>Delete=it's gone; what's the problem? If you want a copy of it, ask the sender to resend giving instructions.
12/05/2008 01:42:29 PM · #20
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

ALT PrintScreen, paste into new doc in PS, crop.

edit: ok, reread your post. HiRes, copy pastey no workie.

how about save the email as an html file?


I'm just now getting back to this. Your ideas got me thinking, Art.

Yes, the brute force approach would have been to do an ALT+Print Screen, and then paste the image in my photo editor and do some work to it. But since the image was sizing with the window, I would have lost some resolution.

Anyway, saving the e-mail as HTML did in fact work. It politely dumped the image files (JPG's) into a folder alongside the HTML file that I saved.

Thanks Art, and everyone else for the ideas.

PS: I did try forwarding the e-mail to a web account that I have, but that ended up filling up the mailbox and it bounced. Again -- nothing's easy!
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