How to Save Photos and Images to the iPad's Camera Roll

How to Save Photos and Images to the iPad's Camera Roll. Daniel Nations

Have you ever wanted to save a photo someone sent you in ​email to your iPad's Camera Roll? Or perhaps you saw a great photo on a website and wanted to use it as your background image? Did you know you can save the photos you see on Facebook? Apple has made it very easy to save photos to your iPad, although not all apps support saving images to your Camara Roll.

Saving Photos to the iPad:

  1. First, locate the photo you want to save. You can save from the Mail app, the Safari Browser and many popular third-party apps like Facebook.  
  1. Press your finger down on the photo and hold it on the image until a menu pops up on the screen.
  2. Depending on the app you are using, you may see different options in this menu. But if the app supports saving photos, you will see a "Save Image" option in the menu.
  3. If you are in the Facebook app, you won't be able to save a photo directly from your newsfeed.  Instead, tap on the folder to expand it and then use the tap-and-hold gesture to get the menu.   You may be prompted to give Facebook access to your Photos. Facebook may need these permissions to save the image.
  4. If you are in the Safari browser, the menu may include options such as "Open in a New Tab" or "Add to Reading List". This happens when the image is also a link to another webpage. Ignore these options and choose "Save Image."

Where Does the Photo Go?

If you are unfamiliar with the iPad's Photos app, the "Camera Roll" is simply the default album for storing all of your photos and images.

You can get to this album by opening the Photos app, tapping the "Albums" button at the bottom of the screen and tapping "Camera Roll".  Find out the easiest way to find and open the Photos app.

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