Computer: Browsing
Saved From Information   (+41, -1)  [vote for, against]
Browser plug-in that adds URL to image

The plug-in would add the URL of the image to the Comments attribute of the properties when you save an image.

This is not intended as a copyright control measure, just for people who save images from a website and then can't remember where they came from. Also, if you email the images to someone, they would be able to see where they came from and visit the site.

The "let's all" version of this idea would be to encourage webmasters to add the attribute to images before they are downoaded.
-- marklar, Mar 30 2008

Yes.
-- wagster, Mar 30 2008


This would be so incredibly useful. [+]
-- gisho, Mar 30 2008


Need it.
-- 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Mar 30 2008


Brilliant. Simply brilliant. [+]
-- TahuNuva, Mar 31 2008


Although, it did sound like a government-conspiracy thing from the title.. like, we need to save the public from knowing what we're doing, it's for their own good. Heh. Maybe I'm just paranoid.
-- TahuNuva, Mar 31 2008


I thought so too. Strangely enough, googling "saved from information" only returns documents using it in the same meaning as this idea.
-- Spacecoyote, Mar 31 2008


Hard to understand why this isn't done already.
-- hippo, Mar 31 2008


Far too sensible - what's it doing here?
-- coprocephalous, Mar 31 2008


That vote for button got stuck on the first try again. Ideas like this need more than just one positive vote per person.
-- ye_river_xiv, Apr 01 2008


the only thing that would make this idea more delicious would be if you were to dip it in chocolate and deep fry it first. It must be the American in me.
-- drummac88, Apr 01 2008


[+]
-- 4whom, Apr 01 2008


Baked, on Mac OS X with Safari at least. Save an image using the right-click menu and then, in Finder, Get Info on the image with Command-I when it’s selected. Under More Info, you’ll see “Where from:” with a URL. I don’t know if this information gets preserved when emailing it to PC users, though.
-- Rory O'Kane, Mar 01 2011


Good idea, great title. [+]
-- mouseposture, Mar 02 2011


[Rory O'Kane] I'd like to think that someone on the Safari dev team got the idea from here. They'd be mad not to check the 'computer: browse' section of the Halfbakery.
-- marklar, Jan 03 2012


//They'd be mad not to check the 'computer: browse' section of the Halfbakery.//

Just spotted the typo, I think that should have been "They`d be mad to check...Halfbakery"
-- not_morrison_rm, Jan 04 2012



random, halfbakery