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Registered: ‎07-22-2013
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How can I insert pictures in the items description column?

Hi everybody!

 

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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Registered: ‎10-11-2005

Re: How can I insert pictures in the items description column?

in reply to orientalt-flowers

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;

 

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Re: How can I insert pictures in the items description column?

in reply to redrhinoskiing

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!

 

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robshelp
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Registered: ‎07-29-2005

Re: How can I insert pictures in the items description column?

in reply to orientalt-flowers

orientalt-flowers -

 

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:

 

simpleform

 

 

 

 

 Then in the form with more choices:

standard box

 

 

 

 

This is how it should look BEFORE you paste in HTML such as image tags:

 

HTML tab

 

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,

 

Rob

Visit my About Me page to learn about FreeForm and FreeForm2 - Free to use, wonderfully flexible tools for creating and using custom templates. No HTML knowledge required. Use with non-eBay hosting to display photos in any size, marked up however you like
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Re: How can I insert pictures in the items description column?

in reply to orientalt-flowers

orientalt-flowers

 

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=" " />

 Like so;

 

<img src="http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o47/eporium/jktwmk2.jpg " />

 This is then put into an auction listing using the Ebay HTML form as mentioned in previous post by robshelp.

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Re: How can I insert pictures in the items description column?

in reply to robshelp

Thank you very much :smileyhappy:

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Re: How can I insert pictures in the items description column?

in reply to redrhinoskiing

Thank you , I have tried, it's ok  thank you very much 

 

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winenegociant
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Registered: ‎07-19-2007

Re: How can I insert pictures in the items description column?

in reply to orientalt-flowers
Try again. It's easy once you get it.

1. You must use the regular SYI form not the simple form. That form will show two tabs at the top of the description area. One is Standard and the other is HTML.

2. You are using photobucket so copy the HTML code for your image.

3. Click on the HTML tab above the description and paste the HTML code into the description area.

4. Click on the Standard tab to view how it looks.

Most of us use direct links but that is a bit more difficult to explain.
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Re: How can I insert pictures in the items description column?

in reply to robshelp

Hi Robe!

How are you, would you like to help me this problem 

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you can find in the image , I don't know how to deal it,. THKS!

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lemarcheaupuces
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Registered: ‎02-16-2007

Re: How can I insert pictures in the items description column?

in reply to winenegociant

Hello...

 

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...

 

 

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winenegociant
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Re: How can I insert pictures in the items description column?

in reply to orientalt-flowers
Direct tab or HTLM TAB?... could you explain me what is the difference?

HTML code can be pasted into your description with no other effort on your behalf.

Direct links need you to write HTML code describing what to do with the link.
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