Pictures Not Showing In Chrome

If your pictures are not showing in Google Chrome, there are a few things to check. In this article, I will go over those for you.

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When your pictures do not show up, it can be a pain. Whether work related or showing off your kids, this is a frustrating issue that happens all too often.


Browser Can Show Images

The chrome browser has an option to turn off images. We will go into the settings for this. In the top right of your browser, click the 3-dot menu. Select settings at the bottom. This opens up a new page. In the bottom half of the page, there is an “images” row. Click this and look towards the top for “Sites can show images”. Make sure the radio button to the left is checked.

  • Settings
  • Images
  • Sites can show images


Clearing the Browser Cache

To clear the browser cache, go back to the settings page. Select the “Privacy and security” section. From there, select “Clear browsing data”. You have a few options at this point. You can clear everything by checking all the boxes and clicking “Clear data” at the bottom right corner. 

  • Settings
  • Privacy and Security
  • Clear browsing data
  • Clear data


Using Javascript

This option should be on but sometimes things can get clicked off by accident. Your browser will need this to display things properly. In “Settings”, go back to “Privacy and security”. Then, go to “Site settings” and click on it. Towards the bottom of the page, find and select the “Javascript” tab. At the top of this page, make sure the button “Sites can use Javascript” is selected.

  • Settings
  • Privacy and security
  • Site settings
  • Javascript
  • Sites can use javascript


Disabling Browser Extensions

Browser extensions can cause a variety of problems. This is because they are not made by Google. So, disabling them is a good test for pictures not showing up and any other issue you have with Chrome. Go back to “Settings” and select “Extensions”. Disable any or all there to test and see if that is the issue.

  • Settings
  • Extensions


Resetting Chrome

Sometimes, starting over is what it takes to fix issues. If nothing else works, this is one of the last things to try. You will lose previous settings if you do this. However, if you still want, here is how. Go to your settings menu and select “Advanced” on the left side. Go to “Reset and clean up”. Select “Restore settings to their original defaults”. This option will do many of the above actions so think carefully before you do it. 

  • Settings
  • Advanced
  • Reset and clean up
  • Restore settings to their original default


Keep Chrome Updated

One of the best ways to avoid problems is to keep Chrome updated. Go to “Settings” and select “About Chrome”. Updates will download automatically but you will have to restart Chrome for it to take effect.

  • Settings
  • About chrome
  • Restart chrome