December 7, 2001
Here's some easy step-by-steps to let you add your pictures to your entries:
1) You may display a picture that you own in your journal entry. To avoid copyright lawsuits against yourself, do not use images that you did not take yourself. (Remember, according to the Terms of Service, you alone are responsible for what you post in your journal.) To display your picture in your journal, you have to find a place to put it on the Internet that lets you display it without requiring the viewer to register or login. Most photo album sites will not work because they require a registration. There are some free web hosting sites that you may find useful for serving your pictures. Once the picture has been located or prepared, make sure you can view the picture alone in your browser without being logged into the site that holds the picture.
2) Copy the URL of the image itself, not the URL of the page it is on.
To test your URL to make sure you have captured it correctly, once you have copied it to the clipboard, paste it into the Address box of your browser and hit 'Enter' to browse to the image alone. If the image shows in your browser (and you are NOT automatically logged into the website holding the image when others would not be), then the URL is correct and it should work on your webpage.
3) Create an HTML image tag in your entry. At the point where you want the image to display type this:
<img src="URL-GOES-HERE" border=0>
and paste your copied URL between the quotes instead of URL-GOES-HERE. If you want to center the image then wrap a "center" tag around it, like this:
<center> <img src="URL-GOES-HERE" border=0> </center>
That's all there is to it.