Accessing and saving images
This page offers some advice
to those who cannot access the cgi-protected images on my website
It is not meant to be a resource for those having problems saving
generally. If you got here via a search engine after asking about image
saving problems, then you're in the wrong place. Sorry.
Every thumbnail image on my website links to a
"full size" image, which in nearly all cases is 800 x 600 pixels
or 576 x 768 pixels (portrait). Left-clicking on the thumbnail image
the active caption below the image, if there is one) should bring up
full size image, which you can save to your hard disc if you wish.
To stop illicit "hot-linking" of the full size
images from usenet posts, discussion boards and other websites, the
on each thumbnail is not a direct link to the image - rather, it runs a
cgi script that will fetch the image from a protected directory. All
galleries will feature this protection, and the old galleries already
will be converted over a period of several months. However, this does
problems for several viewers. If you're having problems accessing or
the full size images, read on.
If you cannot access the full size images...
You might have right-clicked on the thumbnail
and selected "save link as" or "save target as". Because the link is a
cgi script and not a file, this won't work. You have to left-click on
thumbnail image to get the full size image on screen.
You may be working from a local or cached copy
the index page. If you saved the index page to your disc then clicking
on the image links won't work because the cgi script blocks all
that don't originate from the "true" index page at www.jbutler.org.uk.
You need to go online and access the website itself. The same problem
occur if your browser or your ISP has cached the page and is supplying
its own copy rather than accessing the site directly. If you're getting
the "access forbidden" message, try going back to the index page and
"reload" or "refresh". You may need to clear your disc and memory
A virus protection, firewall, anonymity
ad-blocking utility may be causing problems. Norton Internet Security
"referrer blocking" as a default setting, but you can disable this for
individual websites. Zone Alarm Pro also implements this feature and
need to be disabled for www.jbutler.org.uk. If other, similar,
are causing problems try tweaking your program settings or temporarily
disabling them. I'd appreciate any information on problems casued by
and utilities of this type.
If you can see the full size images but can't save
Saving is not disabled. You just need to
If you're using Netscape, then select "File /
As" from the menu, or right-click on the image and select "save image
A dialog box will appear and will suggest "image.cgi" as the filename.
Change this to the real filename, which will be of the form "xxxxx.jpg"
and will be displayed in the address bar at the top of the page, then
If you're using Microsoft Internet Explorer,
select "File / Save As" from the menu, or right-click on the image and
select "save image as". A dialog box will appear and will suggest
as the filename. Change this to the real filename, which will be of the
form "xxxxx.jpg" and will be displayed in the address bar at the top of
the page, then click on "save".
If you only get a ".bmp" option in MSIE when
Save As, this might be the solution: Go into TOOLS/INTERNET
Scroll to bottom and see SECURITY. Make sure to CHECK MARK "Do Not save
encrypted pages to disk" Hit APPLY. I've not tried this myself but I
it on the web via a Google search, it's worth a try.
Page updated 2 November 2011