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Firefox Images Helpers and Tweaks

Firefox Image ToolbeltWith Firefox and a few handy extensions, you can take any gallery of photos or images and get more out of them. Where other browser might fall a little short, Firefox knows how to treat the image loving freaks out there. Need some help with your digital images? Firefox has you covered.

Image Toolbar – get that old IE6 hover-over toolbar on Firefox. You know the one that used to let you save, coy, print and more? Yeah I try to block using Internet Explorer out of my mind too.

Image Zoom – Allows you to zoom in on images to get a closer look. Of course, you still face the eventual pixelation of the image, but nice to have if you don’t want to export the image to an image editor.

PicLens – This is my favorite of the “view your images in a new way” extensions. PicLens instantly transforms your browser into an full-screen slideshow experience. It also comes with support for Flickr, Facebook and Google Images right out of the box.

Open Image In New Tab – I bet you can’t figure out what this extension does. If you said “washes the car” you would be wrong my friend. Get a new right-click menu option to open your images in a new tab. Yes, it really is that simple.

Have any other image extensions that deserve my attention?

Put My Image Here!

My Image HereEver thought your own image would look better on a favorite Web site of yours? Well now you can with the Firefox extension My Image Here. This browser goody replaces images on Web sites with images you select from your local computer.

Now this is a customization tool that is easy to use and fun as well. If you are feeling like the old Google logo just is not doing it for you, all you need to do is right click on the image, select “My Image Here” and then “Load My Image Here”. No rocket science needed.

+ Download and Install the My Image Here Extension for Firefox!

Firefox Splash Screen

I don’t know about you, but splash screen have always kind of annoyed me a little. Maybe I am just a guy who likes to get down to business. Love them or hate them though, I have to say adding one to Firefox is pretty interesting.

The Firefox Extension Guru took a deeper look for himself at the practice and how it all looks:

Firefox, especially if you have lots of extensions, does take sometime to start up. There are times I wonder is it loading? So I click the icon again thinking may be it didn’t work the first time around. Then I end up with Fx opened up in two windows. This is not a big deal, I just closed the extra browser window.

So do you love them or hate them?

Stop Automatic Image Resizing

Alright, so it is not the biggest Firefox annoyance, I will give you that. Sometimes though I don’t want to have my photos resized to fit inside of the browser window. Call me crazy, but I think it distorts the picture in most cases and I still have to end up resizing it to full view to fully enjoy it. Well here is how you can get rid of that auto resizing “feature” in Firefox.

First thing you need to do is type in about:config inside of your address bar. Once you have made it there, you need to look for:

browser.enable_automatic_image_resizing

If you can’t find it, just enter that into your filter box and you should be good to go. Now here is where the magic happens! Double click that entry in about:config to set it to false. Now every time you see a picture on the Web you will be enjoying it in full view. No more resizing for you!

Free Firefox Wallpaper

Over at rakaz they have a nice selection of Firefox-themed wallpaper. Now when it comes to Firefox wallpaper (for the most part) I have yet to see a really good looking one. Some of these though are the closest I have ever seen to being very usable. If you want to show everybody how much you love our favorite browser – pick them up.

Save as Image

When it comes to saving things from the Web, it has been a long time since I have seen a good tool that allows you to save images. Everything pretty much does the same old stuff. There is nothing new, exciting or different under the sun. Well, that was the case till I checked out the Save As Image Firefox extension.

+ Learn More About Save as Image!

DownloadHelper

The Web is a fabulous thing. You can gather a number of images, sounds and videos in a matter of seconds. The only problem is that there is no quick and easy way of getting this done. Saving a number of galleries is always a pain in the rear. Well, that was the case till I found the DownloadHelper Firefox extension.

[Learn More About DownloadHelper!]

Single Click Image Search

Need to search for an image in a hurry? The Search Images With a Single Click Firefox extension allows you to do just that. No more typing in the URL, or going to Google then clicking on the “Images” link. All you need to do is highlight the term that you wish to search for and click “Search Images”. It automatically takes you to Google’s Image search.

[Learn More About Search Images With a Single Click!]

Greased Lightbox

As far as viewing graphics goes, Lightbox development has gone a long way for making it look more professional and pretty. What if you could add that to a Web site that didn’t provide it in the first place? To do that, you will need the Greased Lightbox Greasemonkey user script.

Greased Lightbox is a Greasemonkey/Creammonkey/Opera user script designed to enhance browsing on websites that link to images such as Google Image Search, Flickr, Wikipedia, Facebook, MySpace, and deviantART.

This script adds a nice interface to any graphics you might be browsing. I have been using a lightbox script for WordPress on SB1Online.com for some time now and I just love it. Adding that functionality to a Web site that doesn’t have it is even cooler.

To use this script you must have Greasemonkey for Firefox installed.

[Learn More About Greased Lightbox!]