Hide Unwanted Images in Society6 Library

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Hide Unwanted Images in Society6 Library
Introduction One of the benefits of Society6 over other print-on-demand websites is the ‘My Library’ area, where you can re-use image assets you have previously uploaded, saving you time in creating products. But there is a flaw in the Library – you cannot delete unwanted assets. They will be there forever, clogging up your list, […]

Introduction

One of the benefits of Society6 over other print-on-demand websites is the ‘My Library’ area, where you can re-use image assets you have previously uploaded, saving you time in creating products. But there is a flaw in the Library – you cannot delete unwanted assets. They will be there forever, clogging up your list, and causing confusion, particularly if your old and new assets are very similar looking.

I have created a workaround for this problem. I will be using Firefox as my browser, and an adblocking browser extension.

Step 1: Install AdBlocker Ultimate

Install the adblocking extension from the Mozilla website.

Step 2: Open Society6

Log into Society6. Go into your Artists’ Studio page, choose an artwork, and edit a product. Choose one with very small image dimensions, like a sticker, so you can see all the files you’ve uploaded.

(If you chose a large product like the duvet, all smaller image assets would be automatically hidden.)

 

Step 3: Inspect Element

In the My Library panel on the left, decide on the first image you want to hide – I created a dummy one labelled ‘This is a Test’ for this demo.

Right-click this image and choose Inspect Element.

A box will pop up at the bottom of your page with a lot of HTML code.

Let’s look closer at the line you have highlighted.

				
					<img decoding="async" class="image_imagev2_1ltk- assetImage_myLibrary_25wIg" src="//ctl.s6img.com/society6/img/Z7j0siAACvRzIo41VLU3kVGEj48/w_300/artwork/~artwork/s6-original-art-uploads/society6/uploads/misc/6bdde8d043fb4efdb9bf22fd6fb7e228?attempt=1" alt="placeholder" style="aspect-ratio: 1 / 1;" width="7200" height="7200">
				
			

It contains a URL, in this case, //ctl.s6img.com/society6/img/Z7j0siAACvRzIo41VLU3kVGEj48/w_300/artwork/~artwork/s6-original-art-uploads/society6/uploads/misc/6bdde8d043fb4efdb9bf22fd6fb7e228?attempt=1

We are going to copy just this line, including the double slashes at the front, to just before the ? at the end.  //ctl.s6img.com/society6/img/Z7j0siAACvRzIo41VLU3kVGEj48/w_300/artwork/~artwork/s6-original-art-uploads/society6/uploads/misc/6bdde8d043fb4efdb9bf22fd6fb7e228

(Do this for YOUR image URL, don’t copy MY code)

Step 4: Paste into Adblocker

Click the adblocker icon in the top right of your browser, and choose Settings. Then, go to the Custom Rules tab.

On a new line, paste in the URL you just copied.

It will auto-save when you stop typing.

2018 Digital illustration of a syringe with yellow liquid, surrounded by a banner that says Support Main. By Jessica Amber.

Support Main

These examples feature my artwork ‘Support Main’, which you can buy from the following stores:


Step 5: Back to Society6

Now we just need to get your browser to show the changes you made by refreshing it. Keep the Inspect Elements window open for now. And then, on your keyboard, press Ctrl and F5 together. This will clear the browser cache and show the changes you made.

It worked! The image has been removed, leaving a grey square.

You can now repeat steps 3-5 to remove any other unwanted images. The URLs seem to be consistent even when logging out or deleting browser cache, so as long as you have Adblocker Ultimate installed the images should stay hidden.

Conclusion

I hope this tutorial helped you clean up your image library. If you have any questions or comments, leave them in the box below.

Peace, love and sunshine,

Jessica

   Amber