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This article describes how to use the Image toolbar and the Automatic Image Resizing feature in Internet Explorer 6.
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 ToolbarYou 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:
303473The 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.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303473/EN-US/ )Image Toolbar Does Not Appear Over Image in Internet Explorer
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
Automatic Image ResizingIf 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
Article ID: 306917 - Last Review: January 31, 2007 - Revision: 3.2
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