Display Full Images That Are Posted As Links Or Thumbnails

Martin Brinkmann
Jul 26, 2009
Updated • Dec 7, 2012
Firefox, Firefox add-ons

Chance is you have already stumbled upon a few websites that are posting images as links or thumbnails. The only way to view the full images is to click on the links to be taken to another page or website where the images are then displayed in their normal resolution. The majority of users might have come into contact with those links on web forums, directories or blog posts.

Unlinker is a Firefox add-on that can display full images on the very same pages the image links or thumbnails have been posted which effectively eliminates the need to click on the thumbnail images to view the full resolution images. There are two ways to make the add-on work after installation. It integrates itself in the right-click menu of the Firefox web browser. To view a full sized image on a page with an image link or thumbnail, right-click on the page and select the Unliker option from the context menu to invoke the command.

The second option is to customize one of the toolbars of the Firefox web browser and drag and drop the Unlinker add-on to one of them to access the functionality with a left-click on the icon whenever you need it.

Unlinker is available for the Firefox web browser. It can be directly downloaded from the Mozilla Firefox add-on repository.

Note that Unliker works only if the links or thumbnails are directly pointing to the larger version of the images. If the site uses JavaScript or other code then it will likely not work for you. Still, if you are often on sites where thumbnails are displayed you may want to give the Firefox extension a try to see if it can make life a bit easier for you.


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  1. Nosh said on July 26, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Hi Martin,
    Also take a look at “Display Original Image” – http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/47917

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