Image in message - what am I doing wrong?

Kim_FNovember 29, 2001

I thought I had it right. Viewing source code in other peoples' posts makes me think I did it right. But when I try to add an image to a thread in one of Spike's forums, I keep getting the dreaded "box with an X."

The code I'm using is <img src=http://home.dejazzd.com/cfisher/pix/leftbehind.jpg>;. I've tried putting the page address in quotes, and that doesn't work either. No matter how I try, all I get is this (I'm putting it in with actual code so you can view the source code for yourself):

Any suggestions?

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adjones826

is that supposed to be dejazzd or dejazzed? The reason I ask is because at the address http://home.dejazzd.com/cfisher/piz/leftbehind.jpg all there is is one of the boxes with a red x. I think I should have been able to see the picture by going to that address, if I'm wrong about that, please excuse me
Angie

    Bookmark   November 29, 2001 at 8:43PM
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Kim_F

It must be a problem with the code on my page. I can see the pictures, but maybe that's because I'm the author? The <img src> code works here when I'm borrowing one of Spike's .jpg pages:

Can anyone else see the index here? If so, do the pictures come up when clicking on the links?

    Bookmark   November 29, 2001 at 9:01PM
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boscibo_yahoo_com

You're trying to link to your C: drive. When I go to your page and click on the pictures in the index, the view source reveals they are linked to C:. You need to FTP the pictures to your web space.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2001 at 12:36AM
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Joy_CA

Kim, when a gif does not show, check the gif URL. Put the URL in the 'Address' window and use the 'Enter' key. The gif should display, if it does not, there is a problem with the URL....the URL you added to your message does not display.

The quote marks are part of the code.
The code is:
<img src="URL HERE">

I could not view any of your 'Index' gifs.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2001 at 11:44AM
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Kim_F

I'm feeling really stupid here. I thought I had FTP'd the pictures to the webspace, but I must have missed a step somewhere. I've been using the Page Tutor instructions. I've gone back over it, and I still can't figure out what I missed. I'm using Notepad and FTP explorer. Would someone mind telling me what I need to do (in clear, short words that even a dummy like me can understand)?

    Bookmark   November 30, 2001 at 1:09PM
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Kim_F

Got it! (obviously) I gave up on FTP Explorer and just used plain vanilla FTP. Thanks for letting me know where the problem was.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2001 at 10:07PM
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jane2441_hotmail_com

Kim I went to your index page and click on the burning bush.jpg and the photo came up, I didnt try any more of the links in there. I use netscape

    Bookmark   December 1, 2001 at 3:49PM
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deefla

All of your images came up on explorer...Nice!

    Bookmark   December 18, 2001 at 6:42AM
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pete_aol_com

What is FTP Explorer? What does it do? I also like to include a screenshot in my posting, don't know how to do it though. Appreciate your help. Thank you.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2001 at 11:35AM
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Kim_F

FTP Explorer is a way of sending the HTML programming to your personal web page.
I found out about it through a site called pagetutor.com. Info for download
and use is found there.

As far as the screenshot goes, in the THS and GardenWeb forums, you can use the
following code in your reply to post a screenshot: <img src="http://website address goes here">

It is considered unethical to use a shot from a website other than your own or
one you have permission to use. It can also cause problems for the person or
company whose site the shot comes from. That's why the THS site called "The
Refrigerator Door" had to be discontinued.

I've found Pagetutor.com to be very helpful. Hopefully, you will, too. Good
luck!

Here is a link that might be useful: Pagetutor

    Bookmark   December 18, 2001 at 4:37PM
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montroze_hotmail_com

Pagetutor is very basic, they dont even mention the referance to the current version of HTML, it will not pass a validator, easy for someone starting out learning, but much more is needed to build a website.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2001 at 12:59AM
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cheerit

Hey! I am trying to do the same thing. Just wondering if this image shows up when I use the img scr. Thanks!

    Bookmark   November 19, 2003 at 4:09PM
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shortleaf2002

Teehee.. this thread is almost 2 years old.
Your image code must be working fine, it shows up.
It just needed a little brightening in psp.

Will

    Bookmark   November 19, 2003 at 7:25PM
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cheerit

Wow! I didn't realize how old this thread was!

    Bookmark   November 27, 2003 at 7:27PM
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mitchdesj

Even though this thread is old, the subject comes up from time to time in various forums where people want to post images this way.

Some people do not like images posted this way, because it slows down their reading, those with dial-up connections specially.
Also, it's important to reduce the size of the picture for faster loading.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2003 at 8:17AM
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momto4kids

Here I go:

Did it work?

    Bookmark   January 2, 2004 at 1:04PM
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momto4kids

I still don't get it. ????

    Bookmark   January 2, 2004 at 1:06PM
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shortleaf2002

Have you tried putting quotes around you're code?

"http://community.webshots.com/photo/99398895/101956857ZuYWOl";

    Bookmark   January 3, 2004 at 6:11PM
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momto4kids

The code I have typed inside is:

img src="http://community.webshots.com/photo/107728339/107735668TcaaBu

It still doesn't appear to work. Help!

    Bookmark   January 7, 2004 at 3:38PM
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puggybw

Part of your problem is I don't believe Webshots allows remote hosting. But you should be able to use the actual URL of the picture.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2004 at 8:51PM
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momto4kids

crossing fingers

    Bookmark   January 9, 2004 at 8:36AM
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momto4kids

I finally get the difference. Now how do I highlight text in the middle of what I'm writing to be a link to something?

    Bookmark   January 9, 2004 at 8:39AM
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Ray Scheel

<a href="http://gardenweb.com"> GardenWeb </a>

Should give you:
GardenWeb

    Bookmark   January 9, 2004 at 9:44AM
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momto4kids

What do you think of this ?

    Bookmark   January 10, 2004 at 5:47PM
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momto4kids

Thank you very much! Now I get it!!

    Bookmark   January 10, 2004 at 5:48PM
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cheshiremoggy

I'm kind of getting the gist of how to post pics here. But first I guess I need to set up my own web page to put the images on in the first place. How is this done?

    Bookmark   June 8, 2004 at 9:20PM
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