Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Enlarge Web Images in Firefox

Firefox lacks image-zoom support in its basic form. But enterprising developers have created a number of add-on alternatives. Most of them won't work on embedded images or open images in new tabs, but Yellow Gorilla's "Image Zoom" add-on enlarges images on any website.
This article will help you to enlarge web images in Firefox.
  1. Launch your Firefox browser and visit the Image Zoom page in the Add-on section of Mozilla's website.

  2. Click the "Add to Firefox" button. Confirm that you want to download the program by pressing the "Install" button in the dialog box that appears.
  3. Restart the browser when prompted. Image Zoom finishes installing and becomes fully functional after the restart.
  4. Right-click on the image you want to enlarge and select "Zoom Image." Select how you want to zoom in the image -- either increasing it by a percentage or selecting "Zoom In" repeatedly until the picture assumes the desired size.
  5. Right-click on the image again and choose from the "Zoom Image" options to change the image size further. Select the "100%" option to return the image to its original size.