How to Disable Images in the Opera Web Browser

Opera browser loading too slowly? Try blocking images

Whether you want to speed up page load times or don't want to see website images, Opera makes it easy to prevent images from loading automatically.

This guide shows you how to disable images on a website with the Opera web browser.

This tutorial applies to Opera in macOS. The steps in Opera for Windows and older versions of Mac OS X are similar.

How to Disable Images on a Website with Opera

To disable images from loading, follow these steps:

  1. Select Opera from the top menu bar. When the drop-down menu appears, select Preferences.

    Preferences under the Opera menu
  2. The Opera Settings interface displays in a new tab. Select Advanced from the menu bar on the left.

    The Advanced heading in Opera settings
  3. Select Privacy & security.

    The Privacy & Security heading in Opera Advanced settings
  4. Select Site Settings.

    Site Settings in Opera
  5. Select Images.

    The Images heading
  6. Toggle the Show all (recommended) button to the Off position. The toggle button will gray out.

    The "Show All" option for images in Opera
  7. Opera offers the ability to add certain web pages or entire websites to both an image safelist and a blocklist. This is useful if you would like images to render or be disabled on only certain sites. To access this interface, select Block or Allow accordingly and enter the site's address.

Many pages render incorrectly or not at all when images are removed. As a result, some content may become illegible.