Flickr Spaceball GIF One of the things you may have noticed with Flickr is that the photos will have another image overlaid on top of them called spaceball.gif (here is an example photo) This prevents you from copying the address to the image or being able to save it to your computer. If you try to save spaceball.gif to your computer all you’ll get is a 1×1 pixel image that has no content to it.

Today we’re going to show you how to remove the spaceball.gif overlay image on Flickr photos. It’s pretty easy to do in both Firefox and Opera…

–How do I Remove Spaceball.gif in Firefox?–

  1. Install the Stylish extension if you haven’t done so already.
  2. Create a new Style by right-clicking on the Status Bar icon.
  3. Add whatever description you would like, but in the content area paste this:
    @-moz-document domain( {
    img[src*="spaceball.gif"] {display:none !important;}

    Firefox Flickr Spaceball GIF Remover

–How do I Remove Spaceball.gif in Opera?–

  1. Go to Tools -> Advanced -> Blocked Content, and press the Add button.
  2. Add this as the URL to block:
     Opera Flickr Spaceball GIF Remover

Thanks to the anonymous tipster who sent this in!