Thank you for installing Image-Toolbar for Google Chrome™.
Please read the following introduction to make your first steps easier.
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Image-Toolbar for Google Chrome™ was updated.
Please read the following introduction to make your first steps easier. With this update there is a little more to customize ;-)
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Image-Toolbar for Google Chrome™ was uninstalled.
If you like you can mail me your uninstall reason at Maybe I can improve Image-Toolbar with the next update. If there is a problem the following introducton can solve, you can re-install Image-Toolbar from Google Chrome™ Webstore at any time.

Update 07.02.2020: With version the problem occuring on Chrome 80 should be resolved.

Image-Toolbar is an extension for the Google Chrome™ browser that shows a customizable toolbar if you move your mouse over an image. The contained buttons can perform various actions like saving an image to a custom path (see limitations). You can customize the buttons and create new Save-Buttons on the options page. Beside the user-definable Save-Buttons there are some pre-defined buttons (namely "Bring to front", "Open as new tab", "Hide toolbar") that cannot be deleted, but you can disable them if you don't want them to show up in the toolbar. With later updates other button types will be added, like a button to show information about the image.

Download / Rate Image-Toolbar at Google Chrome™ Webstore (for free)

Note: Please keep in mind that the main purpose of this extension is to ease image downloads. Because of that Image-Toolbar will show up on every image (configuration dependent: see minimum width/height) which may be distracting. To avoid this you may configure to only show up if you click the Extension-Button, therefore only if you actually need the toolbar. More details in the following introduction.

Another note: Image-Toolbar will only show on <img> images. To include images on a website web developers commonly use the HTML-Tag <img> for content delivering images and the CSS-Property »background-image« to beautify the layout (the »look and feel«). Sometimes the »background-image« CSS-Property is wrongly used to include content delivering images. So if you move your mouse over an image that is bigger than the minimum width and height but the toolbar is not showing, then this might be the reason. If you're uncertain and you think it might be a bug you can mail me the website URL to check to - I will try to respond quickly but I cannot guarantee.

Limitations: The programming interface that the Chrome browser provides to extension developers like me, does only allow to save files in the downloads folder that is specified in the Chrome browser settings. There is no way to circumvent this limitation, that probably is there because of security reasons. As much as I would love to be able to save an image to any given location, it is currently just not possible.


The Extension-Button and its icon

The Extension-Button consists of an icon (but no text) and is displayed right next to the Chrome-Browser address bar.

State indicating icon

Dark grayCurrently not active.
Light grayActive, but the toolbar is not (yet) shown.
BlueActive and the toolbar is ready to show up if an image is hovered.

Context menu

Don't miss the context menu of the Extension-Button with some shortcuts you may find useful.

Image-ToolbarOpen the website.
Button click toggles...see »Button click toggles...« further below
Enable toolbarEnable/Disable the toolbar.
Enable highlighterEnable/Disable the highlighter.
Activate on...see »Activate on...« further below
OptionsOpen the options page.

Context menu on images

The active toolbar buttons are added as submenu entry to the context menu of images. The button label is used as the menu label and a filled tooltip is added to it inside brackets. If the checkbox »Show extended tooltip« is checked on the button config at the options page, the target folder is appended.

The Options-Page

On the options page you can customize the view and behavior of the whole extension.

On the right side you see a preview. It represents an example image to show you the visual results of the settings you change. The white area depicts the visible part of an image, the dashed gray area the parts out of view (for example because the page was scrolled down).
Just play with the settings and look at the preview.

The global settings

Activate on...When to show the toolbar and the highlighter.
button clickDon’t show up before you click the Extension-Button in the upper right near the address bar.
page-loadShow as soon as the page is loaded.
Button click
What a click on the Extension-Button should toggle.
on current pageToggle the visibility of the toolbar and the highlighter on the current page only.
globallyToggle the visibility globally (that means that it will change the »Activate on…«-Option).
This is useful if you know that there are images on the next few pages that you want to download for example (so you want the toolbar to show up). If you later know that the following pages don't contain images you want to work on with the toolbar, you just click the Extension-Button and the toolbar won’t show up till you click it again.
Show on images
bigger than
Set the minimum width and height (in pixels) of images the toolbar and highlighter should be shown on. If you move your mouse over an image that is smaller than this, the toolbar won’t show. Don’t set this value too low.

The highlighter settings

If enabled, a border in user-defined color and thickness is shown around the currently hovered image. This is just a little visual hint to help you to find the right image.

Enable/DisableTick the little green icon in front of to enable/disable.
BorderBorder thickness. Enter a numeric value between 0 and 5.
ShadowShadow thickness. Enter a numeric value between 0 and 5.
ColorClick the color button and choose any color you like. You should use something highlighting ;-)

The toolbar settings

If enabled, a toolbar with user-defined size, position, buttons, etc. is shown on the currently hovered image.

Enable/DisableTick the little green icon in front of to enable/disable.
SizeToolbar size. Will affect the icon and text size of the contained buttons and therefore of the whole toolbar. (Small, Medium, Large)
MarginSpacing between image-border and toolbar. Enter a numeric value between 0 and 10.
PositionChoose the position of the toolbar relative to the image. From Top-Left over Center to Bottom-Right.
Additionally you can set if the position should be relative to the whole image or to just the visible part of the image.
Whole ImageRelative to the whole image. Note that this means, the toolbar may not be always in view, for example if you scrolled down. This is recommended because it is much more performance friendly but you can use both as you wish ;-)
Visible PartRelative to the visible part of the image. The toolbar is always in view.
Note: The calculation of the visible part is currently not working inside of iframes. On most pages this will probably not affect you and I am currently looking for a practical performant solution.

On the lower section of the options page you will see the current buttons. You can create additional Save-Buttons by clicking the button »Add Save-Button«. You can see a short description of the button-action on the right end of the button-settings just beside of the Enable/Disable-Checkbox.

The button types:

SaveSave/Download the current image to a user defined subfolder of the Chrome-Downloads-Folder. You can configure to use a Save-As-Dialog to enter the target filename or to derive it from the image source. To create a shortcut of the »Save image as...« context menu entry of Chrome-Browser, just create a new button with an empty target folder and set Filename=Prompt.
Bring to topIf the image is partly or fully covert by other elements you can click this button to bring the image to the top. Note that if the image is brought to top it will ignore all mouse events to avoid accidental site interaction. You can click the button again to restore original state. The highlighter (if active) will show you the real boundaries. Original state will be restored if you move the mouse outside.
Hide toolbarClick this button to hide the toolbar once. If you move the mouse outside and inside again it will reappear. This is useful to see what's beneath the toolbar if it covers something important.
Open as tabClick to open the image as a new tab. That's all it does. Sometimes useful.
Image detailsNot yet implemented. Will show details about an image. Hopefully implemented with the next update.

The button settings:

Enable/DisableIf you don’t want a button to show up in toolbar, you can just click the little green tick-icon in front of (instead of deleting the whole button). If the button is disabled the settings of it will be hidden so it will take less space on the screen.
LabelA short text which is shown on the button (only shown if display type is Text, Icon+Text or Icon+Text on hover). (Is also used as label of the corresponding context menu entry on images.)
TooltipA short descriptive one-liner, which is shown if you hover the button for some seconds. (If filled, the tooltip text is appended inside brackets to the label of the corresponding context menu entry on images.)
Display asThe appearance of the button:
IconShow only the icon.
TextShow only the label.
Icon+TextShow both icon and label.
Icon+Text on hoverShow only the icon, but if the button is hovered show the label too.
So you may ask why you can choose to display as icon but cannot provide an own icon? Yes, this is a current limitation I hope to fix soon. For this first update the only icon for the Save-Button is the little blue floppy icon.
Move up/downClick the up-arrow to move one up, click the down-arrow to move one down. You can only reorder enabled buttons.
RemoveRemoves the button completely. Mind the list ordering: Enabled = top; Disabled = bottom. If you disable a button, it will automatically be moved to the end of the list. If you enable a button, it will be moved to the end of the list of enabled buttons. To save space the remove-button is only shown on enabled buttons, so to remove a disabled one, just enable the button and then click remove.

Additional Save-Button settings:

FolderThe folder to which the image should be saved to. A subfolder of the Chrome-Downloads-Folder (a relative path).
Show extended tooltipTick if the target-folder should be shown in the tooltip of the button. (If checked, the folder path will be appended to the label of the corresponding context menu entry on images.)
FilenameWhere to derive the filename from.
OriginalUse the original filename used on the website. If it is not a valid filename for some reason, prompt for one.
PromptAlways show a Save-As-Dialog to enter the filename.

The Reset-Button at the bottom lets you reset the configuration to default values. To avoid accidentally execution you first have to enable the button by ticking the checkbox "Enable Reset-Button".


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Example images