Transparent standalone images

Transparent standalone images

This add-on renders standalone images on a transparent background, so you can see the image in all its glory!

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What is Transparent standalone images?

"Transparent Standalone Images" is a Firefox add-on, specifically designed to improve the visibility and aesthetic appearance of standalone images. It replaces the default white background, rendering the images on a dark grey, textured backdrop. This add-on does not store or read data from the sites, instead, it simply checks if the page is a standalone image then injects CSS to modify the background. The source code is available publicly.

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By: Jared W
Users: 1,001 ▲ 13
Rating: 4.54 (46)
Version: 2.1 (Last updated: 2017-10-07)
Creation date: 2012-08-30
Weekly download count: 11
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • file:///*
  • *://*/*
Size: 20.43K
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

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Transparent Standalone Images
Transparent Standalone Images (v2.1)
4.27 (11) 1,498
Not available on Edge

In Firefox all standalone image pages (for example, when you right-click and choose "View Image"), show their image on a white background. This is good for images that were created with the expectation that they would be viewed on a white background.

However, most people who take care with the images that they create don't make this silly mistake. With this add-on installed, you won't have to see that ugly white background behind your transparent images. Now your images will be rendered against the textured dark grey background, making it easier to see where the transparency starts and begins.

Permission explanation: "Access your data for all websites": The add-on checks if each webpage is a standalone image, and if so, it will inject CSS to remove the background of the image. In order to check if each webpage is a standalone image, it needs to "access the data" of the websites. No data is read or stored from the websites. The source code for this addon is free and publicly available at

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  • Perfect solution!
  • Works perfectly
  • Crucial if you plan on doing literally any work with images
  • A godsend!
  • The image is so bright and clear
  • How can I get this extension to work?? I never see an option to use it when I click (or right click) an image..
  • You don't need an extension for this! Always check if you can do simple changes with a CSS script
Most mentioned
  • Perfect solution!
  • Works perfectly
  • Crucial if you plan on doing literally any work with images
  • A godsend!
  • You might overlook this as a simple, rather useless add-on. But trust me. You want this. You need this.
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Risk impact

Transparent standalone images is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Transparent standalone images if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Transparent standalone images has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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