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Is there a way to modify the way an image URL is opened within a browser? For example, say I wish to open all files with a JPEG extension in IrfanView instead of having it open in a new browser window. Would this be possible?

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You mean the image URL embedded within a webpage ? – Sathya Oct 14 '10 at 20:41
@Sathya - Yes, the URL is embedded within the web page. – Brian Lewis Oct 14 '10 at 22:19
Brian, you're interested in how a browser behaves when you click on a link to an image or when you enter the address of an image in the address box, right? Sathya may be concerned you want a browser to do something special for images that are part of a web page, like the Super User logo at the top of this page -- if it were a JPEG. – Bavi_H Oct 15 '10 at 1:43
What browser? (Out of the browsers I have installed, Opera has settings to do what you want, but Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Chrome don't have any obvious way to do it.) – Bavi_H Oct 15 '10 at 1:43
@Bavi_H - Yes, you're correct. I'm guessing our users will mostly be using IE or Firefox but Chrome support would be nice as well. I doubt many will be using Opera. After searching on Google for about an hour, it would appear that this is either impossible or extremely hard to accomplish. – Brian Lewis Oct 15 '10 at 13:17

The answer given here to my question may be what you need.


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Yeah, except this only works for certain file types and JPEG isn't one of them. – Brian Lewis Oct 14 '10 at 22:21

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