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Photos "by reference" ? Answered

Is there a way to put a photo in a forum topic (or instructable, but mostly for forums) by including only a link to the location of that photo elsewhere on the net (this is how videos work)? When posting "look at this neat instructable-like things I found elsewhere" type entries, it's a pain to have to download the photo and re-upload it to instructables, not to mention the vaguely uncomfortable feeling I get WRT intellectual property issues...

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kelseymh

10 years ago

NachoMahma is correct (technically the Wiki-formatting "Image" macro is disabled for user input). However, there are two workarounds depending on how much you care.

1) You don't have to "download and re-upload". On the "Upload" form for your Image Library, you'll see a pulldown menu with two options, "My Computer" or "Internet". The latter allows you to specify a URL in the text box, and I'bles will transfer the file directly from the source to your library.

2) You can always just provide a link to the remote location. For example, here's a picture of me taken as a headshot for the NOVA Web site (thanks for the shamless vanity plug!). See NachMahma's outstanding "How To Format Text" FAQ for details.

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NachoMahma

10 years ago

. AFAIK: . No. All that can be embedded is videos and they have to come from a handful of sources (eg, YouTube!).