INSERTING PHOTOS/PICTURES - using the
HTML tag <IMG>
The HTML tag <IMG> will work in any text box
on myspace so you can use it to decorate your own page or put
an embarrassing end of the party picture of your best friend at their
last birthday in the comments box.
In your myspace account go to EDIT PROFILE
or ADD COMMENT. In the text box where you add info to your profile or
comment for your friend, type in the following information [except use
the URL for your image instead of the example information].
You MUST make sure you include every <
= " > as this is all part of the HTML. Your code won't work if
you miss these parts out.
To insert a picture on myspace, the picture
you wish to insert has to be online already, meaning: the image needs
to be sitting somewhere on the internet with it's own URL. The URL looks
something like this, and you will need to know ALL of it.
|an example of what a URL
for an image will look like. It could also end with .jpeg .gif .bmp
To get this URL information, you have two
options. You can either hotlink the image from someone elses website ["borrow"
the URL] or upload the image to your own webspace.
|Hotlinking the URL
1. Put your cursor over the image you want to use
2. Press the CTRL button on your keyboard and hold
3. Click mouose button
4. From the floating menu, select "Open image in a new window"
5. Copy URL in the new browser window of your image
6. Paste URL into your <img> tag
1. Put your cursor over the image you
want to use.
2. Right click
3. Choose "Properties" from the floating menu that appears
4. the "Properties" window opens
5. Copy the URL to your clipboard
6. Paste the URL into your <img> code
|The trouble with hotlinking
is the owner of this image may move or remove the image one day. Then
your hotlink won't work any more. Your HTML will be pointing to nothing.
|Putting your own photo
There are some good websites
where you can put your own photos of parties, friends playing playstation
and sports championships so you don't need to buy your own webspace.
Basically these are services that allow you to make an online photoalbum.
From these photoalbums, you can then hotlink the URL. A popular
online photo album is http://www.photobucket.com
You will need to register and follow the steps from the website
to upload your pictures. Once you have the picture uploaded you
want to use, photobucket even gives you the URL to copy and paste
into your <img> tag! Too easy!
screenshot from the photobucket album: