Unlock Full Images on YouTube: The Simple Drag-and-Drop Solution!

Today, I’m thrilled to share a nifty little trick that’s as useful as it is simple. Have you ever stumbled upon a YouTube community post and found yourself squinting at an intriguing but frustratingly cropped image? Well, squint no more! Inspired by a fantastic video, “How To See The Entire Uncropped Community Tabs Image” (watch here), we’ve crafted a straightforward solution.

Introducing the YouTube Image Uncropper – a bookmarklet that seamlessly reveals the full, uncropped image from a YouTube community post. It’s a one-click wonder that saves the day, and we’re here to guide you on how to make it yours.

How It Works

The YouTube Image Uncropper is a piece of JavaScript magic that you can store as a bookmark in your browser. When clicked, it instantly transforms the URL of a cropped YouTube image into one that displays the full picture. No more guessing what’s hiding in those missing edges!

Setting It Up Is a Breeze

We’ve wrapped this magic in a beautiful button, styled with Bootstrap for that sleek, modern look. Here’s how to set it up:

  1. Find the Button: Below, you’ll see a button labeled “YouTube Image Uncropper”. It’s not just any button – it’s your gateway to uncropped images.

  2. Drag to Bookmarks: Click and hold the button, then drag it up to your bookmarks bar. That’s right, it’s draggable! Release it on the bookmarks bar, and voilà, installation complete!

  3. Use with a Click: Whenever you’re on a YouTube community post and you’re up against a cropped image, simply click the bookmarklet in your bookmarks bar. The page will refresh, and you’ll be greeted with the full, uncropped image.

The Code Behind the Curtain

For those curious about the magic under the hood, here’s the JavaScript that powers our bookmarklet:

javascript: (() => {
 const url = window.location.href;
 const ytImageRegex = /^(https:\/\/yt3\.ggpht\.com\/.*?)-c-.+$/;

 if (ytImageRegex.test(url)) {
   const uncroppedUrl = url.replace(ytImageRegex, '$1');
   window.location.href = uncroppedUrl;
} else {
   alert('This bookmarklet works only on YouTube image URLs.');

But remember, you don’t need to worry about the code. The draggable button does all the work for you!

A Shoutout to Inspiration

A big thank you to the creator of “How To See The Entire Uncropped Community Tabs Image” for the inspiration. This solution aligns beautifully with the Bootstrap Carousel concept, where every part of an image deserves its moment in the spotlight.

Ready, Set, Drag!

And there you have it, folks – the YouTube Image Uncropper in all its glory. Sleek, simple, and incredibly useful. Give it a try and say goodbye to the days of cropped images in YouTube community posts. Happy uncropping!

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