If you are experiencing difficulty downloading or viewing images through Firefox, follow the troubleshooting instructions below.
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Sometimes problems loading websites can be fixed by clearing the cookies and cache.
Firefox allows you to prevent images from loading for certain websites to make pages load faster. If you are having trouble viewing images for a specific website:
Some Internet security software (including antivirus and anti-spyware programs, firewalls, privacy programs, and others) may identify and block certain images as web bugs or may prevent images from animating. Check the settings for your Internet security program to make sure it allows images to load.
The RealPlayer Browser Record Plugin extension (installed with RealPlayer) can cause Firefox to show images correctly upon the first visit to a website, but not on subsequent visits or refreshes. Disabling this extension will fix the problem.
Or see the Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems article for instructions on how to disable or uninstall extensions in Firefox.
If images on websites load, but don't look right or don't look the way they do in other browsers:
In the address bar, type about:config and press EnterReturn.
If you have tried all of the solutions in this article and images or animations still don't load correctly then try these solutions:
Based on information from Images or animations do not load (mozillaZine KB)