craigslist inline

Think about using the chrome extension.

This is a greasemonkey script to preview craigslist images inline. So instead of going to a listing to see images, you can preview them inline. It's quite useful when browing real estate. The current version is 1.1 (and is now on github.)

Version 1.1 gives the option of user original image sizes. More here.

Version 1.0 filters spam images and 404 images.

Version 0.9 fixes a bug where the script stopped working altogether and the images didn't show up. They now show up now. Also, The problem from 0.8 popped up again, but it's fixed.

Version 0.8 fixes a bug noted here.

Version 0.7 fixes a bug a faithful user pointed out to me today that made the first screen look something like this:

Version 0.6 allows you to limit the number of images you see.

Version 0.5 allows you to keep the aspect ratio of the images, rather than making them square. Someone wanted this.

Version 0.4 allows you to change the size of images.

Version 0.3 uses just javascript so loads faster.

In its current form you need to be running greasemonkey on firefox. If you know how to install these, here is the script.

   craigslist.user.js

Usage

Once installed, here's how you use this thing.

  1. Whenever you visit craigslist the images for listing will have previews underneath the listing so you don't have to visit every listing. Here is an example of with and without (so after and before).

    With
    ss1

    Without
    ss2

  2. You can change the size of the images that show up with the select box in the upper right, and also choose to keep the aspect ratio if you want. When unchecked the images will appear square; when checked they will all have the same height, but possibly different widths.

    Checked
    ss4

    Unchecked
    ss5

Installation

To use you must be running greasemonkey on firefox. So, I'll mention both.

  1. Install firefox.
  2. Install greasemonkey.
  3. Go to the link craigslist.user.js a click the Install button in the upper right. If you don'tER see this button you haven't installe5 keep the aspect ratio of the images, rather than making them square. Someone wanted this.
  4. Go to the link craigslist.user.js a click the Install button in the upper right. If you don't see this button you haven't installed greasemonkey correctly -- in which case return to step #2.

Changes

1.0

Removes spam and 404 images.

0.9

Fix for images not showing up and the resurfaced problem from 0.8.

0.8.1

Fixed (credit to another person, not me) regular expression problem noted here

0.8

Fixed (credit to dado, not me) regular expression problem noted here<

0.7

Fixed a bug to shift your screen over on the front page.

0.6

Adds an option to limit the number of images you see.

0.5

Adds an option to keep the aspect ratio.

0.4

Adds an option at the top to choose image size.

0.3

We now just use javascript, so never hit my server.

0.2

Works for all listings now.

0.1

First release.