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Most of the images presented on this website can be viewed in a larger version. On occasion we include a note that a particularly large image should be hovered over or clicked on so that the site visitor may easily see that larger version.

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Our own images which aren’t quite so large don’t have such notations added. These images and most images on other websites may be viewed in their larger sizes by right clicking on the image and selecting the option to view. In most older browsers this would have inconveniently opened the image on a new webpage in the same tab which required a little trouble when you were done looking over the larger image and wished to return to the webpage displaying the information accompanying the image’s smaller version.

There’s a neat little utility called Web Slide Show and it’s available for Firefox and for Internet Explorer. When installed it comes up in the browser’s context menu with its own icon to click on so that we may view an image.

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This utility works with older versions of these browser as well as some of the newer versions. Although it says you’ll get a full page view what you’ll see is a full-sized image on a black background. When we’re done with the image, instead of trying to find our way back to the page that's been navigated away from we can simply press ESC.

It comes with a few options to make our website image viewing more convenient. We've linked it here for your convenience.

  Web Slide Show

In the latest versions of Internet Explorer you'll need to give Web Slide Show permission to view images outside IE's Protected Mode.

Web Slide Show doesn't work in later versions of Firefox although in the latest versions of Firefox it's possible without any extension to right click on an image and view it in its full size on a different webpage in the same tab. Further, using CTRL + SCROLL enables us to increase or decrease the size of that image. Refreshing the page will return the image to its natural size but we'll still need to navigate back to the webpage where we first saw the image.

We can recommend two Firefox XPI extensions that also open the full-sized image on another webpage in the same tab but give additional image viewing possibilities. Both extensions can be installed directly into Firefox from their extensions library. Both can be used after right clicking on the image and selecting View Image:

Better Image Viewer

This add-on places an image toolbar to the left of the image. Using the toolbar, images can be zoomed in, zoomed out, or displayed in their natural size. There are a couple of additional options which can be set up when you open the toggle to Manage Better Image Viewer.

Zoom Image

Without any toolbar, this extension offers pretty much the same features as Better Image Viewer in addition to rotating the images. There are several ways to adjust the options to get better use of this extension. For those who don't like viewing images in a cluttered background Zoom Image is the clearer option.

Just like the viewer that comes in Firefox' context menu, Zoom Image also displays the transparent areas of images in white. Better Image Viewer properly displays images that have been created with transparency. Both add-ons can be used concurrently.

We've linked these two Firefox add-ons below.

  Better Image Viewer

  Zoom Image

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