Script Summary: MetaFilter readers, would you rather see text-only posts linking to images or would you rather see the images within the post itself? Mondo Image allows users to automatically display inline images from text links with custom filtering and security.
If you read MetaFilter, would you rather see text-only posts linking to images like this:
or would you rather see the images referenced in messages within the post like this:
or decide while you are reading whether or not to show the image like this:
Written for the MetaFilter website, Mondo Image is Greasemonkey script or stand-alone Firefox extension (no Greasemonkey required) that allows users to automatically display inline images from existing hotlinks. The results are similar to, but potentially more extensive than, those found with the currently proscribed image tag. The image display can be customized based on the linked image file extension, image host site, MetaFilter user posting the image, and text in the body of a message containing the hotlink. Images can be size restricted and interactively displayed.
This approach offers flexible image filtering and gives protection to users from those who might misuse posted images to compromise the security of their MetaFilter session. Mondo Image continues the design philosophy of Mondo Meta encouraging users to personalize the MetaFilter experience on their side of the browser interaction.[More details at Mondo Image's home page.]