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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

  • (2023-09-10) Celine Razavi: thank you so much. I have autism and recently images have become a problem for me and this extension finally brought me peace so that I can use the web without a breakdown, thank you so much.
  • (2023-08-29) Muhammad sami: Excellent app
  • (2023-08-19) bartłomiej tomasz zabawa: it's what it says on the tin. it blocks images. it does what it's supposed to do
  • (2023-08-13) Dan Robinson: This is awesome, I have never seen anything like it. I already greyscale the web but now I dont have to see any images and its like I've died and gone to low stim heaven. THANK YOU!
  • (2023-06-20) B.W. Posen: Great tool! Even with a filter, some bad images can still get through. This supplements a filter to not show images by default, unless you specifically allow them. And it keeps the layout of the page so you can still see the site as normal. Thanks Elliot!!
  • (2023-06-02) Arthur Daniel: Großartige Erweiterung. Besser als erwartet. Hoffe dass sie mal nen Jahr funktioniert.
  • (2023-05-09) islamiboi dot com: excellent . very helpful for Muslims to lower gazes online.
  • (2023-05-01) Shmuel Posner: I just Installed it and it is very good! Very easy to use! Accurate! Thank you!!
  • (2023-03-24) Authmane Terki: AWESOME!!! EXCELLENT!!! EXACTLY WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR!!! GREAT!!!
  • (2023-02-22) The Non Smoker: It doesn't images from downloading completely, just hides them behind a theme :(
  • (2023-02-10) Pat MySecret: Replaces image pleasantly w/their pastel image or grayed one. Works great! doesn't block icons for better or worse. Automatic from page-to-page unless clicked otherwise. Has white/blacklist. Chosen image shows w/an Icon click.. Well-crafted extension! One note..in options, they claim the their image has transparency..I don't see that. Now, not that I need to save on data, but blocking vs hiding means less cache cleanup too. If you want an easy image blocker that blocks and doesn't replace the image, try the extension "Block Image". The icon isn't as cute as the palm trees though, and you may miss those pastels.
  • (2023-01-05) Noam Sl: Incredible
  • (2022-11-05) J: it also blocks video not just images.
  • (2022-09-03) nabil oins23: amazing
  • (2022-09-01) Pavel Ermakov: Love it
  • (2022-07-06) Mohamed: Amazing. Best Image Block. I like that it is selective, so I can view only one if I like. Also great that it works on youtube. On facebook, some minor problems exists, as: circular profile photos are not hidden, and also some photo are hidden with black not pattern and the eye icon button to view image does not appear on black, however its position is known int the upper right corner.
  • (2022-06-13) Dor Brown: Amazing extension! works perfectly and is very helpful with concentrating on what's important.
  • (2022-05-05) Eldad Levi: That's a good extension!
  • (2022-04-25) Kalmen L Lowy: מצוין מאוד ליראי השם, בנוסף לפילטער חזק, עם שניהם ביחד אזי האינטערנעט מנוקה כמעט מכל וכל
  • (2022-01-06) Константин Балащук: Great and unique plugin to clear web. Plz continue to maintain it.
  • (2022-01-05) Netanel Lalazar: Amazing and very easy and accessible ! exactly what I needed to keep my eyes and browse the web safely
  • (2021-12-28) Aiman Tajik: Best extension / tool for hide haram images
  • (2021-12-27) Dmitry Patrakov: tried few image block extensions, this one is the best [x] displays placeholder for blocked images [x] has site exception list [x] has "eye" icon to show blocked image Meets all my requirements.
  • (2021-09-01) زیندووبوونەوە Zindubunawa: 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... I suggest choosing manual Show/Hide Keyboard Key ..according to user input ------------------ some websites, you will get benefit you read their contents... there are english version of these websites if you look at the top borders https://quranenc.com/ku/home http://tanzil.net/#1:1 https://hadeethenc.com/ku/home https://sunnah.com/ https://hadeethenc.com/ar/home https://quranenc.com/ku/home http://www.islamland.com/eng/books https://www.muslim-library.com/?lang=English https://islamhouse.com/ku/main https://www.alukah.net/ https://islamqa.info/ar https://dorar.net/ https://ar.islamway.net/ https://islamic-content.com https://ar.islamway.net https://abuhusamassalafi.wordpress.com/ http://salafimanhaj.com/ https://abdurrahman.org/ http://www.salafimanhaj.com/ http://www.salaf.com/s/ https://www.abukhadeejah.com/ http://www.salafitalk.net/st/
  • (2021-08-29) Muhammad Husnain: This app is great for Muslims to protect their eyes from the things which is not suitable for a Muslim in the perspective of Islam to away from the things which is harmful for a human or a Muslim.
  • (2021-08-15) Aliaksei Yermalayeu: I would rate 5-stars if there will be hotkey or option to hide-unhide all the images on the web-site. Actually, that's the point of such extension - quickly hide-unhide ALL the images.
  • (2021-07-03) AA W: save a lot of data flow
  • (2021-06-30) Abaid Khan: very nice thank you
  • (2021-04-07) goo gle: Hello Elliott. This extension is the best. I would like to ask for one thing. Facebook's profile picture is not hidden. Please fix this and you will be a hero. Thank you very much for making this extension.
  • (2021-01-27) Krasen Radulov: Very good extension. The only thing is that on most websites when you pause, it doesn't hide the images. An example website is Youtube Music and Facebook.
  • (2021-01-05) Giang Nguyễn Hoàng: Very goood. I love it. Very easy
  • (2020-11-20) Sohaib Malik: Perfect App for image hiding. Loved it.
  • (2020-11-20) সাদমান সৌহার্দ্য: Great work! Absolutely amazing.
  • (2020-09-30) bob paul: Would be better if images could also automatically reveal by hovering the mouse cursor. I know this plugin isn't intended for saving bandwidth, but maybe add disabling image loading as an optional feature. And this is probably asking for too much, but in the future, make it possible to generate pseudo-images with analyzed (machine-read) text (in place of original text) and/or image description.
  • (2020-09-28) AMOS: Almost unbelievable, it's one of the best extensions I've ever seen, really thank you very much
  • (2020-06-30) ELC: Thanks you a lot
  • (2020-04-01) Shlomo Dombroff: AMAZING!!! Have been using it for years. It blocks all images. If your computer is a little slow tan the image can load before the extension and you may be exposed to the image for a second. SO KNOW YOUR CONNECTION! IF IT'S SLOW THAN THIS IS NOT GOOD FOR YOU!
  • (2020-01-30) Mohamed Elashi: Wow...! Life saver
  • (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 K: 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) Michiel van Kaam: 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.

Latest issues

  • (2023-08-21, v:2.8.18) d j: Blinking
    I have used your remarkable extension for years, but lately the pixels have been blinking nonstop. It is very irritating to look at the screen with all of the blocked images flashing on and off.
  • (2023-08-06, v:2.8.17) Yonatan Apfel: Blinking
    This extension has BH been great but lately the pixels have been blinking nonstop https://watch.screencastify.com/v/rZoj3yyd0T3v2FVQQFLq
  • (2023-04-13, v:2.8.17) ישראל סבהט: חסימת תמונות \ סרטונים
    אני משתמש באתר שיש בו תמונות וסרטונים - https://elements.envato.com/ ורציתי לדעת האם שמת לב שברגע שאתה מוריד תמונה \ סרטון, ובחזרה לעמוד הקודם החסימה עובדת רק על חלק מן התמונות ולא על כולם? ובשביל שהדבר יחזור לחסימה שלמה צריך לעשות רענון לדף.
  • (2023-03-27, v:2.8.17) BIJOY KRISHNA: Problem
    First time i use it properly but next i cannot use it ,always show images all website.I want to use it properly again...
  • (2023-03-27, v:2.8.17) BIJOY KRISHNA: i am still seeing image everywhere
    it is vital problem please fixed it as soon as possible
  • (2023-02-13, v:2.8.17) Joseph Goldman: No pause.
    Thank you for a great addition to the kosher arsenal. Would it be possible to create a version that does not allow for Pause? Thank you, Y Goldman TAG
  • (2023-02-02, v:2.8.17) Christopher Wigginton: Images showing on Garmin Connect page
    When I go to https://connect.garmin.com/ there are large background images showing. FYI
  • (2022-11-13, v:2.8.17) Poppy TheDogOfWonders: I humbly request a version that works and is avalabile in Firefox
    Due to Chrome basically getting rid of adblockers and the like next year, I and many others will not be able to stay on Chrome and will be forced to move to Firefox, I respectfully ask and request a version for Firefox or perhaps a suggestion for other extensions like this one for Firefox. I myself have looked but have been unable to find any that function correctly or comfortably. This addon is the only one I can find that does what it does perfectly and I truly hope you can bring this to Firefox.
  • (2022-06-15, v:2.8.17) Dor Brown: Still seeing Facebook profile pictures
    Hi, the extension works great except from one thing, I still see Facebook profile pictures for some reason. Is there an option to block these as well? Thank you!!
  • (2022-05-23, v:2.8.16) Meyer Auslander: css rule
    It would be awesome if the image blocker css rule precedence was increased to block images like the one on https://livefreessl.com/
  • (2021-12-14, v:2.8.15) João Trindade: Oh also
    Being able to click anywhere on the image as opposed to just the corner button would be cool too
  • (2021-12-14, v:2.8.15) João Trindade: The Eye Is Too Much Work
    Please consider adding an option to unlock an image simply by hovering the mouse above it. There's another extension called Image Hider by a dude named Alex or something that does this already but he doesn't have any kind of image for framing nor does he allow to make exceptions for smaller sizes. I'm sure the lock thing works great for some people, but for me I want noise reduction, not elimination. Cheers, appreciate the work you've invested so far even if I currently use it minimally
  • (2021-08-13, v:2.8.15) דוד שני: Suddenly seeing images
    I am seeing images in android kiwi browser's home page
  • (2021-03-28, v:2.8.15) Mohamed Elashi: My Options Disappeared
    Thank you for this great extension. Yesterday, suddenly, all of my options disappeared. Is this normal? What I have done wrong? is there a way to restore the list /
  • (2021-01-18, v:2.8.15) Mohamed Elashi: Blank Page
    Hi, Thank you for this great extension ! I am having problems with this twilio.com . I excluded this website but for some reason when open the login page, it displays blank page. I have to disable the extension to be able to browse normally. https://www.twilio.com/login I reenabled the extension after login , the website flipped back to the blank out the page. Please help , I don't want to stop using this extension.
  • (2020-11-03, v:2.8.15) Ewald G.: Images are shown partly
    Images are partly shown on https://www.adjust.com/company/careers/
  • (2020-10-17, v:2.8.15) Krystian Manczak: Shortcut keys
    Are there some shortcut keys instead of clicking on the icon and choosing some checkbox?
  • (2020-09-16, v:2.8.15) زیندووبوونەوە Zindubunawa: opacity and hover option
    Good job thanks : some features like this extension in the firefox broser called Image Hider.. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/hide-images-opacity/ for example: -adding opacity option that have different levels of opacity for the user when the user mouse hover over the images they appear- you can give the user option to use the theme that they like for hiding image the recent one and this one adding custom key to hide or show images - In general, one of the best extension that I have ever used on Chrome best regards...
  • (2020-09-01, v:2.8.15) Константин Ермолаев: Doesn't block nasty ad images in some cases
    Hi, Unfortunately on some nasty sites annoying ad images still appear. Example: https://ecodom-derevo.ru/stoit-li-pereproshivat-android/ (warning: ugly, disturbing images may show up). The technique seems to be css background-image property + some other trick.
  • (2020-08-31, v:2.8.15) yosef mandel: Facebook profile pictures.
    Thanks a million for this amazing app.One issue that i have is that in Facebook a lot of the profile pictures aren't blocked,is there any solution for this? Thanks.
  • (2020-07-18, v:2.8.14) Clayton Fabiano: Does not hide images on certain sites
    I use this extension like an official extension for hide images in websites, but i am having issue in certain sites, like YouTube and others. For example, in YouTube, when i open a video, all the images is hidden, but, when i reload the page, the avatar image becomes visible, even i decreasing the safe pixels. Other sites, like megacurioso.com.br, don't hide images, and others, like ed.conpet.gov.br, don't hide background image, for example. Thanks.
  • (2020-07-17, v:2.8.14) Vatos Flokos: Shortcut Key
    Dear Elliot, I can tell that your time is limited. But if you ever find the time to update your extension I would be grateful if you consider the idea, to add a shortcut key to turn wizmage functionality on/off. To me, is the most useful plugin and if I had the chance to do that I would be super happy! Anyways, we all thank you for this wonderful extension. Which for the past two years works flawlessly! Kindest regards, Martin
  • (2020-02-24, v:2.8.11) 1 2: when i try to instoll i receive a mesage:
    when i try to instoll i receive a mesage: An error has occurred There was a problem adding the item to Chrome. Please refresh the page and try again. details Image decode failed
  • (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) shining light: 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) Sacks RBS: 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


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4.7 (233 votes)
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2023-08-21 / 2.8.19
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