Help:Filtering images

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This page explains how to configure your browser so that you won't see any images on Fanlore.

How to block images site-wide

If you want to block all images that are hosted on Fanlore...

in Mozilla Firefox 3.0

example image


  • right-click the example image to the right and select “Block Images from”. (If you have Adblock Plus installed, you will see a similar option when you right-click: “Adblock Plus: Block Image...”)


  1. On Windows, select the “Tools” menu, on Mac OSX, select the “Firefox” menu, or on Linux select the “Edit” menu.
  2. Select “Options” on Windows, or “Preferences” on Mac OSX and Linux
  3. Click on the Content tab.
  4. Click on “Exceptions” next to “Load images automatically”.
  5. In the popup window, type “” and click “Block”.

in Opera 9.0

  1. Right-click on the page, select “Block content…”, and click on the image(s). If you only want to (un)block a particular image, and not all images from the same source, hold the shift key while (un)blocking.
  2. Click “Done”

How to set up your browser to not see images at all

If you don't want to see any images while surfing the web…

in Mozilla Firefox 3.0

  1. On Windows, select the “Tools” menu, on Mac OSX, select the “Firefox” menu, or on Linux select the “Edit” menu.
  2. Select “Options” on Windows, or “Preferences” on Mac OSX and Linux
  3. Click the “Content” tab.
  4. Uncheck the checkbox “Load images automatically.”

Alternatively, Image-Show-Hide allows you to add a button to the Firefox tool bar that toggles images on and off.

in Opera

View→Images→No Images


Right click→Block content→click content wished to be blocked

in Internet Explorer 7

  1. Click the “Tools” button.
  2. Select “Internet Options”.
  3. Click the “Advanced” tab.
  4. Scroll down to “Multimedia” and uncheck “Show pictures”.

in Safari 3

  1. On Mac OSX, select the “Safari” menu.
  2. Click “Preferences”.
  3. Click on the “Appearance” button.
  4. Uncheck “Display images when the page opens”.

Create a filterset with Adblock Plus

If you are using the Mozilla Firefox browser and want to create a more precise list of blocked images, you can use the “Element Hiding Helper” with Adblock Plus. To install,

  1. From the Tools (Firefox, Edit) menu, click on Options (Preferences) and click the “Manage Add-Ons” button in the “Main” tab.
  2. Select and install the “Adblock Plus: Element Hiding Helper”.
  3. After restarting your browser, you have a menu labelled with an “ABP” icon in the top right of your browser window. From this menu, you can define precisely what content should be suppressed by your browser.

Do not use a predefined filterset, which may be configured to allow (whitelist) all Fanlore content. Alternatively, use the “open blockable items” option to review whitelisted content on the current page, and disable filter rules as desired.

To block a specific image, right-click on it and select “Adblock image” from the context menu. For example, on Wikipedia, right-clicking on the top image at Penis, you get the option to block* . This will block all scaled-down versions of File:Labelled_bw_flaccid_penis.jpg. If you want to filter all images containing “penis” as part of the filename, use the rule

Once you have defined a filterset, you can distribute it to interested parties sharing your content preferences.

This page was adapted from Help:Options to not see an image on Wikipedia.