Hide Your Web Images From Normal View with a Text Layer

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Published in: CSS - Images

hide pictures in text

Erik Kastner has created a cool tool to hide images from normal view.

When people open a web page containing an hidden image, all they see is some plain text - the actual picture is revealed only when they select the entire text with a mouse. See example above.

Your image is first converted into ASCII Text (colored) but rendered on the web page as black text with a white background. Now when you highlight a selection, they change the background color using some CSS property and that reveals the image.

Play with the tool at Erik’s site [Hide an image in HTML].

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Published in: CSS - Images

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