Need help posting images

Need help posting images

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:15 pm

Help I'm using photobucket to store my pictures for my ebay listings and I link to them using the photobucket link but the images are clickable. How do I insert a photobucket image into my html description so it is not clickable?
e.alleg
 
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Re: Need help posting images

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:19 pm

They allow HTML?

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<img src="http://nepacrossroads.com/styles/prosilver/theme/images/forum_logo.png">





Post the code they give you if that doesn't help.
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Re: Need help posting images

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:27 pm

<a href="http://s983.photobucket.com/albums/ae312/mooduscycle/?action=view&current=DSCF0246.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae312/mooduscycle/DSCF0246.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

this is the code it gives me.
e.alleg
 
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Re: Need help posting images

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:29 pm

lets try this

<img src="http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae312/mooduscycle/DSCF0246.jpg">

Richard how come it didn't show up as a photo on here?

Ebay does allow html, it is called self hosting pictures and is actually encouraged. Self hosting is free, ebay hosting is .15 per picture. fifteen cents times 3 pictures per listing and 1000 listings every month adds up.
e.alleg
 
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Re: Need help posting images

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:35 pm

Because you can't post HTML here unless you're me. :D That's for security reasons. To do it here you need to use the BBcode

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[img]http://nepacrossroads.com/nepa/images/hotlinked_dead_image.gif[/img]



Image
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
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Re: Need help posting images

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:43 pm

e.alleg wrote:,ebay hosting is .15 per picture. fifteen cents times 3 pictures per listing and 1000 listings every month adds up.


LOL... That would be $450... You could rent a high end dedicated server for that much. Hosting is only starts at $5 to $10 per month. ;)

http://www.jaguarpc.com/web-hosting/
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
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Re: Need help posting images

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:47 pm

Thanks Richard that's what I needed to know for listing my pics. I thought about just posting all my parts on a server and having a checkout system like paypal but the reality is the vast majority of people look to ebay when they need something. Now if I run ads in all the magazines and advertise heavily on the net I could gain more exposure but I still don't think I'll get the traffic I see on ebay.
e.alleg
 
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Re: Need help posting images

PostBy: DigicamLife On: Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:30 pm

Hi e.alleg,

I know that people use PhotoBucket because it is free but these days having a domain is so close to free that it pays you to take control of your own.

I personally use "1and1.com" and I host all of my own pictures there. Now they even offer unlimited bandwidth so that no matter how many image downloads your listings generate there will never be any excess bandwidth charges.

Uploading images or any other type of file to your own domain is not much different than uploading to PhotoBucket or any other photo hosting site. There a many free FTP utilities that allow you to control your uploads from your desktop. You can create individual folders for each group of listing pictures and once you have done that you will always know the url of your pictures easily. I.E "http://www.yourdomain.com/ebay/item/picture1.jpg"

One of the problems with using photo hosting sites is not only the crazy long url that they force you to use but sometimes you get bandwidth exceeded messages and your pictures fail to show up. I don't see this with eBay so much anymore but I see it a lot on Craigslist.

Take a look at some of the web hosts out there and consider registering your own domain. I personally own at least a dozen interesting names that I have come up with over the years. I don't do anything with most of them except park them but it is so cheap to park a domain that I keep them around for grins.

I don't have any financial interest in "1and1.com" but I have placed my own domains into their hands as well as those of many clients and their reliability and ease of use has always been top shelf. Their hosting starts at $4.00 per month and for that you get 10GB of space and unlimited bandwidth but there are also plenty of others out there to check out.

Good luck and if you need help you can send me a PM.

John
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Re: Need help posting images

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:02 pm

DigicamLife wrote: Now they even offer unlimited bandwidth so that no matter how many image downloads your listings generate there will never be any excess bandwidth charges.


Most hosts offer unlimited bandwidth/disk space or huge amounts of it. It's really just a marketing gimmick, if you look at any serious hosting plans like a VPS or dedicated hosting they might offer similar limits or even lower. They can offer that because they know sites just starting out are going to consume very little resources. The resources a server might have hosting 100's or even 1000's of cheap domains is usually oversold by many magnitudes. Those types of plans work out for people with small sites or want to do something like host images for ebay however you need to check the fine print.

They don''t allow you to use it for backups and more importantly all that bandwidth and disc space isn't going to do squat if you want to run a site like this that has a lot of traffic executing pages and doing a lot of database queries. One thing you will never find in the advertised plan except in the fine print is the CPU limits.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite