Embedding photos in comments

Readers want to know how to do this, and I have no idea. Could you put your solutions in the comments to this post?

Thanks.

—Mgmt.

75 Comments

    • Colin McLachlan
      Posted July 19, 2017 at 5:49 am | Permalink

      Is this not something that Jerry has to enable, before we can use it?

  1. Diana MacPherson
    Posted July 18, 2017 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    Go to the location of the image on the interwebs. You’ll need to copy the URL to the actual image (ends in .jpg most likely) then just paste the URL in the comments.

    • Les Faby
      Posted July 18, 2017 at 11:45 am | Permalink

      +1

      • Bruce Lyon
        Posted July 18, 2017 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

        Thanks Diana
        I am the dope who asked Jerry—this is very helpful.

        • rickflick
          Posted July 18, 2017 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

          Thanks Bruce
          I am the dope who didn’t ask – this is very helpful.

          • Diana MacPherson
            Posted July 18, 2017 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

            That cat looks part bunny.

    • Posted July 18, 2017 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

      Super Dummy Guide to obtain the direct image address (called URL):

      1) right-click on an image you want to share, locate the menu entry “open image in new tab” (or similar).

      2) the image URL needs to end with .jpg, .gif or .png — other forms might work. Try it.

      3) copypaste (ctrl+c , ctrl+v, or cmd+c/v) the url from the tab into its own line in the comments.

      4) if the image is not on a typical image sharing platform, and it’s under fair use etc, consider uploading it to e.g. imgur.com and similar places, and then share it from there, otherwise it uses bandwith of some other person.

      5) If the image belongs someone else, don’t upload it anywhere. Common etiquette requires that you at least provide a direct link to the source site, and make sure it’s in the authors interest to have it shared that way.

      6) If you merely want to link to it, or to the site, to provide the sources, use this code: #a href=”https://whyevolu…photos-in-comments/”>Source: WEIT

      just replace the first # with <

      • Posted July 18, 2017 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

        Source: WEIT #/a>

        ..same there, replace # with <

        That was swallowed.

      • Posted July 18, 2017 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

        Images on my Mac or on my desktop have no URL. Do they have to come from *within* iPhoto or Dropbox to get a URL?

        • stuartcoyle
          Posted July 18, 2017 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

          They have to be somewhere on the internet, not on your Mac. So Dropbox works, as does iPhoto if you have images stored in iCloud.

          In Dropbox you can get the link to use by opening the image in finder, right clicking and selecting “Copy Dropbox Link”.

          • Posted July 18, 2017 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

          • Posted July 18, 2017 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

            This worked, THANK YOU! Sorry, didn’t know it would show up so big- is there an accepted or preferred size for a photo here?

            • Posted July 18, 2017 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

              smaller yet (150k) Loki and Zena in their accordian cardboard beds.

              • Posted July 18, 2017 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

                would be happy to delete these tests, I possible…

      • Diana MacPherson
        Posted July 18, 2017 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

        Thanks for explaining the black box of URL I left. I was too lazy to go into it. 🙂

      • Posted July 19, 2017 at 7:50 am | Permalink

    • Posted July 18, 2017 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

      The images I would share would come from my *own* computer. How would such an image acquire a URL?

      • Diana MacPherson
        Posted July 18, 2017 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

        You need to upload them to somewhere like flickr. It think Aneris explains that above as well. I was too lazy to expand on the URL part 🙂

    • Colin McLachlan
      Posted July 19, 2017 at 5:56 am | Permalink

      Test image:
      CA Paul & Co.

      • Colin McLachlan
        Posted July 19, 2017 at 5:57 am | Permalink

        Try again:

      • Colin McLachlan
        Posted July 19, 2017 at 6:00 am | Permalink

        Oops, I was trying too hard the first time. I’m used to using the URL link that avoids embedding, which I use for videos.

        I take it that it’s OK to embed photos.

        • Diane G.
          Posted July 20, 2017 at 2:23 am | Permalink

          Apparently now, yes! (Figured that was the case when nothing was being said about it.) Great option, IMO.

      • Colin McLachlan
        Posted July 20, 2017 at 4:01 am | Permalink

        Just opened a Flickr account, and will now try to post an image from it:
        Monte Carlo

        • Colin McLachlan
          Posted July 20, 2017 at 4:06 am | Permalink

          Meet Monte Carlo (Monte to his friends, and everyone was his friend). He enriched our lives for twenty years.

          The hardest part was opening the Flickr account!

          • rickflick
            Posted July 20, 2017 at 5:33 am | Permalink

            “everyone was his friend”

            A great epitaph.

  2. Posted July 18, 2017 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    As per Diana:

    • Diana MacPherson
      Posted July 18, 2017 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

      yay!

    • Diana MacPherson
      Posted July 18, 2017 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

      I think Quijibo99 is on to something at comment #6 below.

  3. Posted July 18, 2017 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    finally! I’ll be looking forward to you installing that plugin.

  4. Quijibo99
    Posted July 18, 2017 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    I think the link to the picture has to be put on its own line.

    Test1: http://i.imgur.com/1HqwLU8.jpg

    Test2:

    • Diana MacPherson
      Posted July 18, 2017 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

      Yeah looks like. I always do that so that’s why I probably didn’t notice.

    • Bruce Lyon
      Posted July 18, 2017 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

      I tried this and it still did not work. I wonder if the link MUST end in .jpg. I tried uploading a photo to Google, which spits out a link that does not end in jpg.

      • Quijibo99
        Posted July 18, 2017 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

        Yeah, it probably has to end in .(jpg|jpeg| png|gif|bmp).

        • Quijibo99
          Posted July 18, 2017 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

          gif test:

          • cyan
            Posted July 18, 2017 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

            Wow – one of my cats is sitting on my lap as I read, and he perked up when your running cat gif appeared and is mesmerized by it.

            • darrelle
              Posted July 18, 2017 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

              I reacted the same as your cat.

          • Colin McLachlan
            Posted July 19, 2017 at 5:45 am | Permalink

            That gif does not show on my screen (using Firefox), just a broken picture icon. If I click on the icon I get the working gif.

    • Posted July 19, 2017 at 7:51 am | Permalink

      Brill! 🙂

  5. Stephen Barnard
    Posted July 18, 2017 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    I put the photos on a free website like Flickr, then copy and paste the link into the comment.

    • Bruce Lyon
      Posted July 18, 2017 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

      Worked like a charm—thanks Stephen. I could not get Google photos to work. Not surprising—since Google gave up on Picasa I have had nothing but frustration with Google.

      • Diane G.
        Posted July 20, 2017 at 2:25 am | Permalink

        I avoid all Google options other than the search engine. Google turned evil some time ago.

        • Diane G.
          Posted July 20, 2017 at 2:26 am | Permalink

          Plus, Google does not let those of us without Google accounts see Google photos. Flikr, et al, don’t discriminate.

    • Posted July 19, 2017 at 8:10 am | Permalink

      Yes this works for any similar website posting where the photo file is the target of the url string.

  6. David Coxill
    Posted July 18, 2017 at 1:07 pm | Permalink



    Hi ,don’t know if it will work ,photos are of my modelling shed (i make models) .
    Sometimes i read in there.

    • David Coxill
      Posted July 18, 2017 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

      Wow ,what do you know ,i post photos to a site called Imgur ,used to use Photobucket but they have started charging silly amounts of money.

      • Wunold
        Posted July 18, 2017 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

        Me too. I like Imgur’s sleak design and simplified usability. Back when Imgur still had charged accounts, it was one of the few services I gladly paid for.

  7. Posted July 18, 2017 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    You can use the html command img src=”XXXXXX” with the XXXXX being a link to an image on the web, and adding the begin [left pointing arrow head] and end [SW-NE slash followed by the right pointing arrow head] symbols at the front and back of the command.

    Picture test

    Lynx from Iberia Nature.

    GCM

    • Posted July 18, 2017 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

      I think the img tag would be the correct way. It should allow you to add a caption via the “alt” attribute.

      • Posted July 18, 2017 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

        That didn’t work

      • Don
        Posted July 18, 2017 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

        The alt attribute is not for a caption but instead what gets displayed when the image fails to load for whatever reason. Try the tag “” instead.

        • Don
          Posted July 18, 2017 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

          That tag is figcaption in angle brackets.

    • Quijibo99
      Posted July 18, 2017 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

      Tag test:

      • ratabago
        Posted July 18, 2017 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

        Another tag test.

        Pink Organza by ratabago

        • ratabago
          Posted July 18, 2017 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

          Cute, WordPress displays the caption, but removes the image.

          • ratabago
            Posted July 18, 2017 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

            Looking at the source, it has deleted the figure tag, the img tag and its contents, and removed the figcaption tag, while preserving the enclosed text string.

            What an odd thing to do.

        • ratabago
          Posted July 18, 2017 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

          Testing the img tag with alt, width and height attributes:

          Is this what an Organza looks like?

          • ratabago
            Posted July 18, 2017 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

            Nope, still deleted the entire image tag.

  8. Posted July 18, 2017 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    Ask Raj, im sure he can help. He is my technology support.

  9. Posted July 18, 2017 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    in the future, readers won’t see this post and all the suggestions. wouldn’t it be easier to just install the plugin for those who don’t know and others who are unwilling to do any of this?

    • Posted July 18, 2017 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

      Plug ins require the “business plan” level of WP. Those paying for that service should certainly avail themselves of plug ins. For others, there’s the various workarounds.

      • Posted July 18, 2017 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

        shoot
        didn’t know; thank you

        • Posted July 18, 2017 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

          Me either 🙂 I discovered it while trying to install a plug-in on a free plan.

          • Posted July 18, 2017 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

            so another question: my notification email said that you “liked” my response to your comment. how’d you do that? I see no way to do that. and thank you again.

            • Posted July 18, 2017 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

              I use the WP “Reader”. I don’t know how that manifests on a cell phone but if you’re using a laptop or personal computer there should be a menu bar near the top left of your screen with a button selection titled Reader when you’re logged in to your blog. On the RH of the menu bar there’s a notifications icon that looks to me like a bell. Clicking on that gives you your comments in column pop outs that allow replies and likes. I hope that helps.

              • Posted July 18, 2017 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

                well, that’s it. I have never used it. thanks!

              • Posted July 18, 2017 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

                You’re quite welcome. Happy reading 🙂

  10. Posted July 19, 2017 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    You realize that you have unleashed a monster?!

  11. Posted July 19, 2017 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    I just paste in the url string into the comment.

    (Go to the photo on the internet — it has to posted on the internet as a photo file name for this technique to work. Select the entire string of the url. Copy it (ctrl-c in windows). Paste that into the comment. Voila!)

    Like this (top of Mt. Tongariro, NZ):

  12. Posted July 19, 2017 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    Checking:
    FullSizeRender

  13. Posted July 19, 2017 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    With Google photos:
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/0rmNOgYkyCPucSTx2

  14. Diane G.
    Posted July 20, 2017 at 2:28 am | Permalink

    sub

  15. Posted July 20, 2017 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

    Another problem that would be good to resolve at some point: this site seems to be set up for desktop browsers only and does not switch into mobile-friendly format when accessed from portable devices.

    The end result is that you have to keep scrolling sideways as well as up and down to read articles on a phone.


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