I know this question has been asked before, but sometimes there are new answers. The first time I received a photo in a text message I had just gotten the phone. I poked the screen a few times and, even though I didn't know what I was doing, the photo downloaded like I wanted it to and is now in a downloads folder that I can view with Gallery. I have received another photo, and can't figure out how to download it. If I press the screen while I am viewing the picture, I see three icons at the bottom of the screen, with horizontal bars, vertical bars, and one that looks like an original Mac computer. Other forum users talk about the "download" button, but I can't find one. None of these icons offers to download the photo. I have pressed the "Menu" button and that doesn't bring up a download button either. The second photo I received shows in the message as a slideshow, but it is only one photo.
Thanks in advance for your help. I hope one day I'll learn enough to be able to help others!