How to link images to postings

M. Gastil-Buhl
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 10:08:34 PDT
To include a link to an image with a message to the PBS mail list, use  
a URL pointing to that image. For some, when an email is viewed the  
URL appears as an image. For others, the URL will appear as a link.  
The actual image is not "attached", but just linked-to. In my message  
today, I pasted in some URLs to Flickr and to the PBS wiki. Here is  
how I do that:

(1) This assumes your image is already available online, such as at  
Flickr, Picassa, Facebook, SmugMug, a blog or anywhere on the web and  
is publicly viewable.
(2) I open a separate browser window and navigate to my image on the  
web which I want to appear.
(3) In the URL bar at the top of the browser, I highlight the whole  
URL, and right-click and select "Copy" from the pop-up menu. (Same for  
Firefox, Chrome and Safari)
(4) Then, in the text of the mail message I am composing to the PBS  
list, I paste in that URL by placing the cursor and right-clicking  
again, this time choosing "Paste".

Jim might be asking a different question. He might be asking how do I  
get my photos included in the PBS wiki. There are two ways:
(A) Ask a wiki editor to post it for you, by emailing us off-list or  
using the Contact form.…
(B) Read the How-To page on the wiki.…

The reason most of my photos are on Flickr instead of the wiki is  
because I only add a photo to the wiki if it contributes a new piece  
of information. That may merely be the same species growing in a  
different climate, or with a pollinator, or some additional aspect of  
the plant growth such as leaves, bulbs, pods or seeds.
- Gastil

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