Save Photos from hi5

[ad#ad-1] Hi5 has implemented a technique to avoid saving of pictures from someone’s (including yours) profile. The trick is done by adding a layer above the photo called 1x1_trans.gif and when you try to save a photo, you get the same file saved, not the photo you want to.

I faced a similar scenario when I recently tried to save my own pic.  So what I did was just adblocked the image (yes I use Firefox with Ad-Block plus) and after that, 1x1_trans.gif was blocked by Ad-block Plus and I could easily save my photos.

In layman’s terms, assuming you have neither Firefox or Adblock installed, install firefox from http://www.mozilla.com and then Tools > Add-ons and search for Adblock Plus. You must restart Firefox after installation is complete. Then open hi5 and then right click on any image to be saved and then select Adblock Option. Then confirm it. Then just save any photos as normal.

I’m sure there are several other ways to achieve the same, but that was the easiest for me.

  • i was just trying to post for help in forum.

    Thanks _khattam_

  • halfdream

    Yap you are correct there are other plugin too. And i’m using [webdeveloper 1.1.6] plugin for flicker and other web stuff.

    ~ Nice blog

  • Batash

    Thank’s Khattam bro for sharing such a nice tricks.

  • Nica one mora.

  • dionne

    what is ad blocked image

  • Robert

    thank you, i did what you say but, did not get the pic, maybe because something change, but, I tried harder and discover a new way, just press adblock icon and in the attached window organize by type down search for stylesheet type and double click it, press add filter, minimized this attached window and refresh your hi5 page, now you got an ugly hi5 page but, you can download any picture you want