Inserting Free Images Into Your Auctions
you One Free Picture for your auction. After that they
charge for each image you insert into an auction.
You can work around this by using a web host to host your images and
then insert them into your auction via HTML.
There are many ways to get images hosted for free on the web. One is
your ISP (Internet service provider,i.e aol ).
Most ISP's provide space for a free homepage. This is an excellent way
to utilize this free service by hosting your Ebay Images there for
free. There are also several free services that host images for
auctions including Auctiva and Photobucket.
Once you have a host for your images then you will need to upload them
to the host. I have never used Auctiva
or Photobucket but they are supposed to have a simple interface for
uploading images. With your ISP you will have to use FTP (file transfer
protocal). FTP is built into Windows operating systems and your ISP
will give you the FTP address.
Once you have your images online you need to have the URL (universal
resource locator, the address in the bar at the top of your browser)
You will need the complete address including the http
part. I also like to save my images as a name that describes the
picture. this will help you with search engines being able to find you.
instead of naming an image PCDV0005.JPG
like it is saved by my camera I will name it to an actual description
of the image, i.e my_pretty_item.jpg.
This makes it easier for search engines such as google to locate your
item but also makes it easier for you to locate the particular image
you are searching for.
You will insert this code into the location you desire your picture to
be in your item description. Replacing the the url with your images
url. I like to use copy and paste for this as it saves mistakes in
typing. Right click your mouse button and you will get a drop down menu
that lets you either copy or paste. Alternatly you can hold down the
control button and depress "c" to copy and "v" to paste
style="border: 0px solid ; width: 400px; height: 328px;"
alt="my pretty item"
Green= hyper link
to the actual location of the image
information, size and border
text, this is a short descrition of the image
blue = the physical
location of the image file so browsers can find and display it
If you use Nvu to to edit your pages
you will go to the tool bar at the top and click insert, then image,
then in the drop down menu you will type or copy the url of your photo.
You also have a box for the alternate text, as well as tabs to change
the image size, or create a link with your image.
Insert an image with Nvu
Images URL and Alternate Text
Set Image size on your page
Creating a Link to your Image