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I want to use the photo of a contact in the Address Book/Contacts in another app. What is the easiest way to export the contact photo in Mountain Lion to an image file? Dragging it out to the desktop does not work for me: I always get the photo Resize window instead.

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Assuming Mountain Lion 10.8.2:

  1. Click on the photo in Contacts
  2. Click once to select the one you want from the resulting grid of available photos
  3. Click on the icon with the pencil across it at the bottom left of the grid window.
  4. Click on the larger version of the image that appears, and copy the image to the clipboard.

Assuming Mountain Lion 10.8.4:

  1. Click on the photo in Contacts
  2. Make sure the image opens in the large Pop-up underneath the small image.
  3. Click on the larger image.
  4. Copy the image to the clipboard, e.g. via command-C.

You can now paste the image anywhere you want.

For example, you can open Preview and, when it's ready, select the menu File < New from Clipboard, and a new window will open with the photo in it. You can then save that file in any format available to anywhere you wish.

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In OSX 10.8.4 it works a bit different: You do not get a grid, just the edit pop-up. The correct workflow for this should appear in the answer soon. –  halloleo Jul 16 '13 at 22:52

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