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Displaying images in your web browser

Pictures are an important part of any website. Sometimes, you may find that some or all images are not being displayed on your web browser. There could be several reasons for this. The most common reason is due to incorrect settings in the web browser.Depending on the type of the browser, the exact settings procedure may vary. Other potential reasons for this could be the fact that the flash/shockwave player may not be installed. Even after taking these steps, if the images are not displaying, check the computer for viruses or any other type of malicious software.

When surfing the internet, you have probably come across small rectangles with red crosses replacing images on certain web pages. There are a number of possible reasons for these images failing to display properly.

Here are some tips that may help your browser to display this images correctly:
  • First of all, check your browser settings
  • Go to "Tools" > "Internet Options"
  • Scroll down to "Multimedia"
  • Under Multimedia, check "Show pictures"

In Mozilla:
  • Go to "Edit" > "Preferences"
  • Go to "Privacy and Security" > "Images"
  • In "Permissions on the images" check "Accept all images"

In Firefox:
  • Go to "Tools" > "Options"
  • Under "Web Features", check "Load Images"


If the files in question are stored locally (e.g. on your hard disk, CD-ROM, floppy, etc.) in an archive, you will need to extract the files in order to display them properly.

If the images still do not display, check whether your PC is infected with viruses, spyware, Trojans or other malicious programs.

Flash / Shockwave does not display properly

To install Flash Player:

To install Shockwave Player:

Flash and Shockwave are compatible with Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla, Firefox and Opera.

To test your installation of Flash and Shockwave:

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