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I'm wondering if you can save a Digital Touch drawing made in iMessage on iOS10.

For example I made this drawing:

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Please do not reuse without permission

I took a screenshot of it but it's not the best option.

Once in the messages, if I press and hold the drawing I can "Copy" it, then paste somewhere else (for example in a Note). But the resolution seems lower.

Is there a way to keep it as an image in the best possible resolution?

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    😂"Please do not reuse without permission"😂 Great question. – JBis Jun 11 '18 at 20:55
  • At least on Mac, through a bunch of tests, I can confirm the drawing is identified as text – JBis Jun 13 '18 at 3:02
  • @Josh I don’t understand what your last comment means? What tests? – MicroMachine Jun 13 '18 at 3:54
  • On messages, if you right click, there is Services submenu. I created a Contextual Workflow and went through all the likely input options until I found one that makes the workflow show up in that services menu. The only one that seemed to work was the input as text. Therefore I concluded it is text being represented as a drawing. – JBis Jun 13 '18 at 4:03
  • My idea was if I could figure out where it was being stored then I could created a context menu so it could be extracted and save but unfortunately all workflows pose an error message. – JBis Jun 13 '18 at 4:05
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You can save it. After you send the drawing, underneath the word "keep" should appear. Click on it to save the drawing.

  • Is there a way to save it to the roll? What's the highest resolution it can be saved in? – MicroMachine Jun 11 '18 at 22:03
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I learned that once you send the digital touch message you can save them.

Go to the recipients name at top of chat and select info (the “I” icon). From there all the photographs, movies, and attachments you have sent can be selected to your phones. Hold a photo or attachment until the options "copy, delete or more" pop up. Your photos and videos will be saved in your photo album.

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