I am currently running OS X El Capitan, Public Beta 3 and trying to download images within the Safari Web Inspector.

What I did:

  1. Opened a website in Safari.
  2. Opened the Web Inspector.
  3. Selected one of images from the Images folder.
  4. Right-clicked and selected "Download Image".

Unfortunately, nothing happened.

Should the images be downloaded to the Download folder? Am I missing something, or is it a bug in the latest Safari Beta?

  • 1
    I always just do a copy and the paste into preview.
    – MwcsMac
    Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 13:42
  • Or drag the image into a Finder window
    – nohillside
    Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 17:34

1 Answer 1


This indeed looks to be a bug.

You can watch all file access on your system with the opensnoop command. This requires root access - run it, then try hitting the download button - you'll see no access from Safari.

Time to hit Feedback Assistant and tell them what's going on!

The earlier comment is a good workaround - once the image is displayed, just hit CMD-C to copy it for pasting elsewhere.

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