How to Use the Image Toolbar and Automatic Image Resizing Feature in Internet Explorer 6

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This article describes how to use the Image toolbar and the Automatic Image Resizing feature in Internet Explorer 6.

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By default, the Image toolbar and the Automatic Image Resizing feature are enabled in Internet Explorer 6. You can disable the Image toolbar and the Automatic Image Resizing feature by using the Advanced tab of the Internet Options dialog box, or a corporate administrator can do so by using the Microsoft Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) version 6.0. Web page authors can also disable the Image toolbar for entire Web pages or individual images on a Web page.

Image Toolbar

You can use the Image toolbar in Internet Explorer to quickly and easily save pictures, print pictures, and send pictures in e-mail messages or view all of your saved pictures in the My Pictures folder. When you point to pictures in Internet Explorer, the Image toolbar appears to provide you with instant access to My Pictures functions.

NOTE: The Image toolbar does not appear for all images. The image must be at least 200 by 200 pixels and not part of an image map or a background image. Web page authors can also disable the Image toolbar for images that are embedded in a Web page. For additional information about why the Image toolbar may not appear when you point to pictures in Internet Explorer, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
303473 Image Toolbar Does Not Appear Over Image in Internet Explorer
The Image toolbar includes buttons to save an image, print an image, send an image in an e-mail message, or open the My Pictures folder.

NOTE: The Image toolbar commands are also available when you right-click any image, even if the Image toolbar is not displayed for the image. To use the Image toolbar commands after you right-click an image, click Save Picture As, E-mail Picture, Print Picture, or Go to My Pictures.

How to Enable or Disable the Image Toolbar

  1. In Internet Explorer, click Internet Options on the Tools menu.
  2. On the Advanced tab, click to clear (disable) or click to select (enable) the Enable Image Toolbar (requires restart) check box.
  3. Click OK.

Automatic Image Resizing

If you open pictures directly that are too large to display in your browser window, automatic resizing makes them fit. With this feature, you do not need to scroll horizontally or vertically to view large pictures. In addition, if you view pictures that fit within the browser window and then change the window size, Internet Explorer automatically adjusts the pictures to fit the new window size. To prevent image distortion, Internet Explorer also adjusts both the picture height and width (even if only a single dimension needs adjusting).

NOTE: Automatic Image Resizing only works for images that are directly opened in Internet Explorer. Images that are embedded in a Web page are not resized.

The Automatic Image Resizing icon appears in the lower-right corner of any picture that has been automatically resized to fit in the browser window. To expand a resized picture to its original size or resize the image to fit in the browser window, click the Automatic Image Resizing icon in the lower-right corner of the picture.

How to Enable or Disable Automatic Image Resizing

  1. In Internet Explorer, click Internet Options on the Tools menu.
  2. On the Advanced tab, click to clear (disable) or click to select (enable) the Enable Automatic Image Resizing check box.
  3. Click OK.

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Article ID: 306917 - Last Review: January 31, 2007 - Revision: 3.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
    • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
    • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
    • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
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