Inserting an image into a blog

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by redshift1, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. redshift1 macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2010
    Is there a tutorial for inserting an image into a blog or forum?

    I need something basic that explains each step of the process from grabbing the image to placing it in a post.

    Also would the process be the same for videos as well.

    I did a search on MacRumors but could not find any tutorials.

  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Different providers of blog offer different methods of inserting an image or even a video into your blog. Have you taken a look at the help menu of your blog provider.

    Example for (owned by Google)

    And in forums you embed images normally via copying the image address (if stored on the www) or upload it somewhere and copy that address and use the [​IMG] button to insert an image. Or you use tags like [IMG][/IMG].
  3. notjustjay macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2003
    Canada, eh?
    There are two basic approaches: inserting a URL that points to an image that's already out there on the internet, or uploading a photo of your own (or possibly one that you found online, but saved to your own computer).

    I assume you're asking for the first case.

    First thing you want to do is find the picture in question. Let's say I want to link to a picture of an apple pie (mmmm). So I go to Google and find a website with a picture I like. How about the photo from this page?

    So I visit the page, right-click on the picture, and click Copy Location (I believe.. sorry, not using Safari at the moment). In Internet Explorer, you right-click, hit "Properties", and it'll show you the image URL, which you can copy/paste.

    The image URL for the photo I found is this:

    Now, armed with that information, you can click on whatever "insert image" button your blog or forum interface provides. For example, here on MacRumors, there's a little button labeled "Insert Image". The icon looks like a yellow postcard with a mountain on it. When I click the icon and paste the URL, it inserts the image:


    The general idea is the same: (1) find the URL for the picture, then (2) figure out how to insert it into your post.
  4. redshift1 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2010
  5. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007

    That is bandwidth theft, aka HOTLINK (which many server disable).

    You should copy the image to your computer, then upload to your server.

    And typically you would reference to the source of material with a link.

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