Open Image In New Tab is an extension which adds right-click context menu item for opening images in new tabs.
As several people have said in comments, it is possible to open images in new tabs or windows by pretending the menu item for "View Image" is a link in a page - middle-click or ctrl-click for a new tab, shift-click for a new window.
While for some people this may be ok, for others it is unintuitive - I, for one, did not know until the comments started coming in that the menu item could be treated like a link. That is why this extension exists - for those who find this behaviour unintuitive and prefer a separate menu item. Even though I now know of the behaviour, I still don't find it "normal" to middle-click a menu item; I'm sure there are other people in the same position.
· Mozilla Firefox
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Restructured code to minimalise any chances of collisions with other add-ons.