If someone gives you an iWork document – Pages, Keynote, or Numbers, it may have images you would like to save into your iPad or iPhone Photo Album. The problem is, you can’t – unless you have ClipView.
For example, here is a document open in Pages on an iPad. The image there is interesting, but Pages does not have a command to save it to the Photo Album. We can, however, select it and then copy it to the clipboard. Simply tap the image to select it, then tap again to make the pop up menu appear. Finally, select the Copy command.
With the image on the clipboard, we can’t just go into the Photos app and paste it in, because the Photos app has no Paste command. We are stuck. This is where ClipView comes in.
Open the ClipView app, and it shows what is on the clipboard – the image we copied.
Tap the Save Image button, and ClipView copies the Image into the Photo Album. You can then open the Photo Album and see the saved image. With it in the Album, you can easily view it or use it elsewhere.
It’s the same in Keynote and Numbers. Select an image, copy it, open ClipView, and tap Save Image. It’s that simple!
ClipView shows all the representations of an item and pieces of data that an app places on the clipboard. This depends on the app from which you do the copying. When copying an image in any of the three iWork apps, the app not only puts the image itself on the clipboard, but some additional, private data associated with it.
By swiping left and right in ClipView, you can see that there are four representations of the copied Pages Image – JPEG image itself, text with the image’s file name, data of type com.apple.iWork.TSPNativeData, and data of type com.apple.iWork.TSPDescription. iWork uses those extra chunks of data internally when you paste the image into an iWork app, but here we are interested in the image itself – as will be any other app in which you paste the image.