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07-22-2013 02:24 AM
how can I insert pictures in the items description column? I have tried several methods but they are invalid, so I need a help if somebody can give answers,thanks!
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07-22-2013 03:15 AM
The address is not an image address but a link to the page containing the image.
I can access the page by typing the link into my browser.
To get the image address right click the image and select copy image URL or select open in new tag.
However, the image address is very long, I am not sure that it will work in an Ebay listing. If it does not work you might like to try a different hoster such as photobucket.com
The image seems to work here;
07-22-2013 08:16 AM
in reply to redrhinoskiing, I have tried photobcket.com, but it didn't work. I uploaded the pitcture to the library of photobucket.com and cliked the picture and selected copy image then wether I should past it to the column directly or not? In a word it didn't work, could you tell me the detailed method？ thanks！
07-22-2013 08:47 AM
It appears you are using the wrong eBay form if you wish to use your own photos in the item description which requires HTML. Follow these instructions which reference FreeForm2 but apply to HTML in general:
Then in the form with more choices:
This is how it should look BEFORE you paste in HTML such as image tags:
If you intend to use eBay's editor to create the texual portions of the presentation you will do best to paste in the photos first from the HTML view then switch over to the Standard view and add in the text afterwards.
Hope this helps,
07-22-2013 10:26 AM
Here is a brief guide to using Photobucket.
What is needed is the address, sometimes called URL or link, of the image.
To find a link hover the pointer over an image, an icon will appear in the corner. Hover the pointer over this and a menu will appear,
Clink Get links and a another pop-up window will appear.
Select and copy the Direct link. This is the image address and can be added to an HTML image tag.
Notice in the top corner of this pop-up menu is an Easy Linking option. Click on this and activate Easy Linking in the next screen.
This will list the image links below each thumbnail image, like so;
The Direct link needs to be inserted into an HTML image tag;
<img src=" " />
wmk2.jpg " />
This is then put into an auction listing using the Ebay HTML form as mentioned in previous post by robshelp.
07-25-2013 10:06 PM
08-07-2013 07:09 PM
Direct tab or HTLM TAB?... could you explain me what is the difference?
i use the HTLM one in my description (3rd down) and can paste many pics at a time...
it took me a few hours to figure out the new photobucket but it works as well as before.
just didn't realize you had to turn the "Organize" ON... to be able to select more than 1 pic at a time.
BUT within the last week, PB was down for half hour and pics were no longer visible...
freaked out and started revising a few auctions using the free ebay pics (pics from my hard drive).
i tried to upload more than 1 pic and about half would fail. it took me up to 2 or 4 times to load like 8 pics.
so i gave up and realize PB was up and working again...
then i read about self hosting or copying files from PB (URL).
well there is a URL thing all the way down the bottom. doesn't work; i get not a valid address.
it worked not sure how, when i used the direct link. but i had to do 1 pic at a time (really?)...
but the pics are showing on top like the ebay pics? so what's the point...
i had read somewhere that you can have pics in the description self hosted or copying ebay url for that pic???
i had read that if the pic is copied/stored on ebay then it will always be visible (versus a third party host like PB).
can the pics be in the description?
i have tried on a listing, the add option thing, tried to copy file, tried the self hosting... i mean it didn't work but if it did can you really do only 1 at a time?...
PB works fine right now and i love the pics so i'll keep using them until i can find out another way...
thanks for any help...
08-07-2013 10:50 PM