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Can someone help me with a workflow? I really want to copy the picture from Flickr on my open Safari tab to the clipboard. Or get the most HQ version of it.

Is this possible?



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Welcome @Frand,


It should be possible, though it may not be easy.

First you need to grab the URL for the frontmost browser tab, which is trivial in every major browser but Firefox.

But then you need either to access Flickr’s API and ask for the photo—assuming the information in the URL is enough and that the API even lets you do that—or parse the web page and extract the relevant info—which will break whenever Flickr does a redesign.

After that you need to download the image to a temporary location (again, trivial) and copy it to your clipboard.

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