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Wizmage Image Hider

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Wizmage hides images in a way that minimizes the impact on the user's browsing experience.

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Description from store Ever wanted to surf the web without seeing all the images, but haven't found a method that keeps full Internet functionality? This extension provides a solution: (NOTE: It does not save bandwidth - see later.) It hides the images by displaying a coloured texture where they would be. Small images, and many background patterns are recognized, and will always displayed. Any individual image can be displayed simply by moving the mouse cursor over it, and clicking on the eye that appears (or press ALT-a). The eye will then turn into an undo symbol - click on it to hide the image again (or press ALT-z). There is an exception list (right click the icon and click Options). When navigating to a URL that contains one of these exceptions, Wizmage will be disabled for that page. For example, if you have 'google.com' as an exception, then the whole google.com domain will be excepted. If you have 'blog' as an exception, then all URLs containing the word 'blog' will be excepted. You can also have a Black List, whereby Wizmage only runs on selected sites. This options can be found in the Options page. An extension icon appears in the top right of the browser - clicking it displays 5 options: 1. Add or remove the current domain name as an exception. 2. Similar to 1, but only applies to the current tab. 3. Show all images just this time. 4. Pause / Unpause Wizmage. 5. Pause Tab - this will pause the current tab for any site. The extension will update itself automatically as it improves and will always be free. If you want a good image-free internet experience, you will also have to set Flash not to run automatically. To do this, type chrome://settings/content in the address bar, scroll down to the 'Plug-ins' section, and click 'Click to play'. TROUBLESHOOTING (Q) ALT-a isn't displaying the image: (A) Try clicking next to the image, then move the cursor back over the image and press ALT-a. (Perhaps you only had to move the cursor away from the image and then back again.) Note that some images cannot be individually displayed, as there is an invisible element over them. (Q) I want add a particular page to the exception list, not the whole domain: (A) Right click the Wizmage icon, click Options and add the URL. (Q) Text is camouflaged by the coloured textures, and cannot be read: (A) In the unlikely case that this happens, either 1) Show that image, 2) Reload the page (the colours are random, so you will get fresh colours) or 3) Use the tooltip of that image. (Q) It is not working 100% (or not at all): (A) Please report the problem by clicking 'Send Feedback' in the Details tab. Alternatively, send me an email at [email protected] NOTES • This extension uses raw JavaScript without libraries such as jQuery, to improve performance. (The Options page does use jQuery.) • Wizmage was not written to save your bandwidth - many images are loaded in the background. This is necessary to determine whether they are real images or icons. • It is impossible to add parental controls, since for security reasons, Chrome makes it very easy to disable/uninstall any extension. • As much as possible, tooltips are given to hidden images, so you can tell what they're about. • Source code at https://www.assembla.com/spaces/wizmage. • Tree icon from http://dapinographics.com/ under the conditions of the license there.

Latest reviews

  • (2020-01-12) Anuj Purushottam: Not only is the app. good, he also responded very promptly when I mailed him.
  • (2019-11-23) Paul Faunik: This extension is awesome! Thank you for building such a thoughtful app. I find myself hiding / unhiding *quite frequently*. Is there any chance you can add a keyboard shortcut option to Chrome keyboard shortcuts options for a "toggle hide / unhide images"?
  • (2019-11-22) Amud Hatzdokoh Trust: Excellent
  • (2019-11-05) DisobeyThePope: Unusable because of critical bugs. Frequently the overlaid eye icon doesn't appear where it's supposed to and doesn't respond to clicks.
  • (2019-11-03) Niloy Kumar: great work I have been finding in my mind this type of app then finally i try to find and I got it .. just love for your work..
  • (2019-10-28) Tomer R: Super great tool! Excellent!
  • (2019-09-18) aryeh leib kirschner: Dear Elliot, great app, keep integrity of the page and allow specific safe images to display, a much appreciated application, the best I have found in the last 2 decades! I would like to suggest a tweak, if there were an option to either blur images or make the overlay semi-transparent eg 5 or 10%, that will allow for much more versatility of the app.
  • (2019-08-26) Weston Greene: I have loved my distraction reduced browsing experience for years now with this tool. Thank you.
  • (2019-08-26) Abdullaah Abu Hind al-Hoelaandie: As of a week or so it always seems to get corrupted after a short while, repair only works for a short while, as does removing and redownloading the extension, it always get's corrupted
  • (2019-06-12) Andreas L: Nice work! Just wondering if it's possible to assign (customized) shortcut to features in the menu like 'show images' or 'exclude website'. It would be great~
  • (2019-06-05) Ash: Awesome extension This extension has made my internet life convenient. Imagine you are at work or public places and you need to visit a private or those x-rated sites and download or read stuff without raising eyebrows. Well using this plus a dark reader makes it very convenient
  • (2019-05-24) Weston Greene: My favorite extension. My life is far less distracting. I've loved it for more than year now.
  • (2019-04-13) ئامۆژگاری Amozhgary: Thanks, it is very helpful.. Wish to increase the size of the eye on the corner. Add more features like adding more patterns for the image...
  • (2019-03-21) Please make a Firefox version.
  • (2019-02-26) Yaakov Grant: This is wonderful but...just wondering it slows down performance of Chrome ?
  • (2018-10-25) thong tran: Excellent ! Simple , Powerful & Effective. This is totally what i need .
  • (2018-10-22) Qiao Kang: good work. and a little suggestion: the icon to show an image at the right-top corner is too small, maybe you can make it only needs a click on *any* region of an image to show it. any region
  • (2018-08-23) Mark Ifi: much better than the built-in feature under chrome://settings/content/images
  • (2018-06-24) Justin Singh: Absolutely brilliant app.
  • (2018-06-20) Clayton Alvarez: Em vários sites há imagens que continuam aparecendo, como em banners, barras laterais ou decorações de página. Também, quando recarrega a página, há imagens que aparecem por um momento. Mas tem tudo pra ser uma excelente extensão.
  • (2018-06-07) Michal Hantl: This is the ultimate "take control of your life" extension.
  • (2018-05-31) wang aim: 很方便,要看的圖再點選圖片區域的眼睛圖示就可以看到圖片。唯一可惜的是無法用來降低頻寬。
  • (2018-04-25) _RryanT: Opção de ocultar por aba, filtro de sites, safe pixel, fora que se você quiser ver uma imagem em específico, basta por o mouse sobre a foto que aparecerá o ícone com a opção. O que custou-lhe uma estrela foi o fato de não esconder as fotos completamente. Fora isso, a extensão é muito boa.
  • (2018-04-21) Thiết Bị Công Nghiệp: Excellent.
  • (2018-04-18) Sergei Gubaev: cool! thank you!

Latest issues

  • (2019-12-03, v:2.8.11) Paul Faunik: faint outline of the image area
    Elliot! Thank you for your responsiveness in this support forum. Any chance you would consider creating just a faint outline of the image area as an option? I find that the colored blocks are distracting. but if I turn them off it's sometimes hard to move identify the individual images if I want to selectively reveal them. Thanks for your consideration! -Paul
  • (2019-12-02, v:2.8.11) Li Yuanrui: If it's possible to show the pattern semi-transparent?
    Really like this extension! Thumbs up! It helps me to hide images in a public environment. Is it possible to add a feature of adjusting the transparency of the pattern? So the pattern hide images, and still hint contents a bit. Thank you!
  • (2019-11-23, v:2.8.11) Paul Faunik: shortcut to hide / unhide images
    This extension is awesome! Thank you for building such a thoughtful app. I find myself hiding / unhiding *quite frequently*. Is there any chance you can add a keyboard shortcut option to Chrome keyboard shortcuts options for a "toggle hide / unhide images"?
  • (2019-09-18, v:2.8.11) aryeh leib kirschner: Support: semi-transparent overlay
    Aryeh Leib Kirschner, I forgot to add my email address to my last email suggestion, and question, what would the cost (for me to support the development) of a semi-transparency option on Wizmage overlay, or a blur option for images? [email protected] Thanks
  • (2019-09-18, v:2.8.11) aryeh leib kirschner: addition to wizmage, blur or semi-transparency
    Hi, being an observant Jew, I am careful to avoid immodest images, your app is the best I have found out there due to its versatility, but sometimes it hides hyperlinks etc., could your app be developed to offer a semi-transparent, or blur option, thus still shielding immodest images but allowing full access to hyperlinks,...what would be the cost of such a addition to your wonderful app?
  • (2019-09-04, v:2.8.11) BVH Consultants: Wizmage keeps getting disabled
    Why does Wizmage keep getting disabled from my computer?
  • (2019-07-23, v:2.8.11) Zongyuan Guo: Can I whitelist youtube videos but not the video covers?
    I set hide images on KhanAcademy.org but ocationally I need to watch their videos(embed youtube), but everytime I have to move cursor to the video and alt-a, and I have to press couple times alt-a to show the video, cos it's usually won't triggered by the keystroke, so I wonder how can I add youtube videos but not the video cover(when playback not started) included those embed externally to the whitelist?
  • (2019-06-18, v:2.8.11) Zujaj Misbah Khan: Hide Wikipedia Page Preview Image
    Currently Wikipedia has a feature to show page preview by hovering over a link. Wizimage even at Maximum Safe Pixel = 1 does not work. It failed to hide such image. Please assist in this regard.
  • (2019-05-27, v:2.8.11) BVH Consultants: Wizmage for a tablet
    Hi, We recently received a Samsung sm-T813 tablet and we would like to install Wizmage on the tablet. We tried downloading Wizmage onto the tablet, but it did not work. We were told that Wizmage is not compatible with the Samsung sm-T813 tablet. Is this correct? If so, can you recommend something else that would work on the samsung sm-T813 tablet? Thank you for your help
  • (2019-04-03, v:2.8.11) Benjamin Malev: Facebook images are too large
    Hi, The plugin is awesome, thanks! One issue though - when scrolling through facebook feed, the newly loaded user avatars appear very large, messing up the feed layout. Hope you can fix this soon. As this plugin is the best to browse the net safely.
  • (2019-03-21, v:2.8.11) Firefox
    Can't stand using Chrome anymore and FF is much better currently, but they don't offer anything nearly as good as your extension.
  • (2018-12-19, v:2.8.8) Pinchas Neiman: Old workspace email unable to to type in subject field
    Its some interesting kind of input (an IFRAME) I do not see there any pictures but not sure why wiz-image interferes Could be its a widget used in other website too


4.6406 (192 votes)
Last update / version
2019-01-26 / 2.8.11
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