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How to put an image in your description or on a wiki


This is a guide to instruct you how to add an image from another website to your wiki or house description. Before you add any image to Elftown, please be sure you are familiar with the Uploading Art Rules.

1. Right-click on the image.
2. Go to ''properties'' or "View Image Info"
3. Copy the URL. (The thing that starts with: http:)
4. Paste the URL inside an image-tag: <img:the URL>
Now it should look like <img:>
Note: You can make it shorter if the image is on Elftown, by removing from the URL (As it's still a working URI).
5. Save the changes as usual.

You can also use this method to add images to messages, diaries, and forums. It does work in wiki comments, but remember that many people don't like huge images in wiki comments, so it's a good idea to resize it by putting f.e. 100 between <img and :URL> (Like <img100:URL> It will be clickable and link to the bigger image).

You can resize the images, rotate them, put them to the right or left of the text and make them links to wiki-pages.
Read all about it on <URL:pseudo_html.html> or pseudo HTML.


See also:
- Uploading images
- Help

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2005-10-29 [pinki (chrissie)]: but how do you get more than one image on ur page?

2005-10-29 [Zab]: Do the same thing with next image. ;)

2005-10-31 [ArchangelGabriel]: Shouldn't the code be: <img:http//....with a ':' instead of '.'?

2005-10-31 [Zab]: both works. :) I always use the dot, but some people use the colon.

2005-10-31 [ArchangelGabriel]: Interesting.

2005-10-31 [Zab]: *lol* well..that's how it is^^

2005-10-31 [ArchangelGabriel]: Does the full stop still work if your using the numbes to change the size?

2005-10-31 [Zab]: full stop? What do you mean?

2005-10-31 [ArchangelGabriel]: Full stop, that dot that you use...

2005-10-31 [Zab]: ah, ok. *lol* I think so.. yes, it have worked for me:)

2005-10-31 [ArchangelGabriel]: Cool, thanks for checking.

2005-10-31 [Zab]: ^__^ No problem. :)

2005-11-03 [*becca*]: How do I put a picture on my description from off my pictures on my computer?

2005-11-03 [*becca*]: I tried the stuff it says above but it didn't work

2005-11-03 [Zab]: Is the image uploaded to internet/elftown? Sometimes photobucket or deviant art don't work. :)

2005-11-14 [Paz]: Photobucket and deviant art work for a couple times. Usually photobucket images turn into broken links after a short while. So take [Zab]'s advice and upload them to ET ;)

2005-11-14 [Zab]: Ok, so..they usually work for a while? I don't know much about it, don't use it :P

2005-11-14 [ArchangelGabriel]: Photbucket is fine so long as you don't put up too many pictures

2005-11-14 [Zab]: oh..ok, thanks^^

2005-11-14 [ArchangelGabriel]: And rember the Uploading Art Rules

2005-11-14 [Zab]: hm..(well, I know them ;) but I guess I better put a link to them up here..

2005-11-21 [I LoVe CoUnTrY BoYz]: thanks`

2005-11-21 [Zab]: you're welcome :) .. thanks for what? Oo

2005-12-09 [Urmando The Elfling]: Is it also possible to put 2 images next 2 eachother, 2 save vertical space?

2005-12-09 [Zab]: yes, but then use an image tag (the <img:> thingie) for each image, and just write them next to eachother. :)

2005-12-09 [Sunrose]: Yes, but not if they are too big. You'd have to resize them into thumbnails first to a size that makes them fit next to each other. See pseudo html#Resizing images :)

2005-12-09 [Zab]: true...Oo why did I forg├ęt to say that?

2006-03-30 [Iske]: how to enlarge them....???? they are small

2006-03-30 [Iske]: foundit.. thx

2006-04-30 [trust me]: how do u get more then 2 pics on ur home page

2006-04-30 [Zab]: By adding them in your description. :) You can add them in your image description too, but it's better if you keep them in your actual description.:)

2006-10-15 [TheKingdomLight]: how do i put img's on my wiki im slow i need help with this stuff

2006-10-15 [Zab]: You do as it say on this wiki, step by step:)

2006-10-16 [~Saraneth~]: [Zab] you are awesome and I finally understnad what I wanted to know! After all this time too. *ish sheepish*

2006-10-16 [Zab]: Hehe, you're welcome and thanks:)

2007-02-09 [Sunrose]: What do you see when you check properties?

2007-07-09 [Phoxx]: If you don't have a website where your pictures are uploaded, do you have to put them in the picture sloth in your house one by one or is there another way to get them on a wiki?

2007-07-09 [Zab]: On your house I think there is a button ''upload a folder of images'' (if you have priv 99) which should make you able to upload several pictures at once. I think.
I'm not at all sure of this tho, since I've never tried it.. :S
*waits for someone else who knows to answer*

2007-07-09 [Sunrose]: That button is there with all the privs :)

2007-07-09 [Phoxx]: I'm gonna try it now, I'll let you know. Thanx for the help :)

2007-07-09 [Zab]: Oh..I have no idea :P

2007-07-09 [Phoxx]: It works great! You should try it ;)

2007-07-09 [Zab]: XD Maybe I will.. I just rarely upload several images at once.. :P

2008-08-09 [~contessa~]: <img:61691_1132936287.gif>

2011-05-10 [Lothuriel]: Heya, Zab. I edited this under the assumption it is an offical used wiki. If not, then I do apologize and I will change it back if you want.

2011-05-10 [Zab]: It was never intended as an official page, but it seemed useful :) I don't mind.

2011-05-10 [Lothuriel]: ^__^ ok. I just saw that it was linked from a few official pages and it IS very useful.

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