Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

Shop online 24hrs a day or call us Mon-Fri
8:30AM-4:30PM EST - 1-800-915-2088
WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

Are Your Web Images Too Big?

Thursday, November 18th, 2004 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet
 
Loading...


Are Your Web Images Too Big?
(Internet Explorer 6 or better)

You know the drill. You land on a web page with this gigantic picture. You really want to see the whole thing, but alas, it seems the only way is to use your scroll bars. Sure, you could buy a bigger monitor, better video card, then crank up your resolution, but there’s just gotta be a cheaper way, right?

You bet.

As long as you’re using the current version of Internet Explorer 6, you have an “Image Resize” component available to you!

Doesn’t that just make your skin tingle?

Here’s how it works: If you’re viewing an image with Internet Explorer, it will automatically resize the image to fit in your browser. Now, this will NOT resize an image that’s already embedded in a web page, it just works on regular images. So, how do we get this whole thing to work?

You need to make Internet Explorer display just the image, not the entire web page. That’s actually a ton easier than it sounds. Here’s the “how to”:

For non-linked images – If the image you’re trying to see is NOT linked to another web page (i.e. if you click it and it doesn’t take you to another page), just drag and drop the image to your Internet Explorer address bar. Poof! (No it really doesn’t make that sound.) The image will be displayed all by itself and within the confines of your window.

image

For linked images – This one is just a tad trickier. See, if you drag a linked image to the address bar, Internet Explorer will navigate to the link and not the image. So, what do you do?

In this case, just right-click the image and select Properties from the resulting screen.

image

Double-click the address on the resulting screen to highlight it. Now, just copy and paste to the address bar. Poof! (Again, it really won’t make that sound.) The image is there for the viewing.

image

Cool, huh?

Try it for yourself with this really neat picture: http://geocities.com/rop92027/iceberg.htm

Bonus Trick!

Here’s another cool use for this tip. Say you have a graphic sitting on your desktop or in a folder (GIF or JPEG). You can open Internet Explorer and drag and drop the image to the address bar or main window – it’ll pop right open. It’s a great way to see an image without taking the time to open your graphics program.

~ Steve

Comments are closed.

Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.


Enter Email Address:

Subscribe

Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup



Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Subscribe


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive


Categories:
Archives: