I just wanted to write up this article to try and help aid fellow InfoBarrel writers on the general use of using images by setting up a 'frequently asked questions (FAQ)' article all about images on InfoBarrel.
- How do I upload images on to InfoBarrel?
- How do I insert images into my InfoBarrel Article?
- How do I resize and move my images in the Article?
- How can I link the image to its media page?
- Where to find legal images that be can used in my articles?
- How to correctly attribute my images in my articles?
- Using Amazon pictures in your InfoBarrel Article
- SEO Tips on photos
The following example to demonstrate the answer to the questions above is on the article Autumn Hiking Tips and the image that is featured - credit: ©iStockphoto.com/franckreporter.
How to upload Images on to InfoBarrel?
Note: There are other ways to upload images as well.
Step One: Go into your InfoBarrel Text Module by clicking 'Edit'.
Step Two: Click on 'Media'
Step Three: Click on 'Upload'
Step Four: Click on 'Choose File'
Step Five: Select the appropriate image by 'double clicking' on the file. You will automatically go back to the InfoBarrel article.
Step Six: Fill out the relevant image information.
Step Seven: Click on 'Upload'
You will have successfully uploaded your image once the process has finished and comes up with 'Your image has been uploaded'.
How do I insert images into my article?
Presuming you have already done the process above of uploading your image, this is relatively straight forward.
Step One: After you having your image confirmed that it has been uploaded.
Then go on to click the tab at the top 'this article'.
Step Two: Drag the Image over to the Text Module. Click and hold down on the image and then drag it over to the text.
How do I Resize and move My Images in the Article?
An article by dpeach explains the process of resizing and inserting images well. Click here.
To move the image around the text module simply click the article and drag it around the text module, as to where you want it to be positioned.
You can resize the image (without the arrows that are show on PC's and not Macs) by right-clicking your mouse pointer over the image then selecting 'insert/edit image' and then going on to 'appearance' adjusting the dimensions to resize the image.
How can I link the image to its media page?
Step One: Get hold of the link url of the media page for the image. Which will be http://www.infobarrel.com/Media/name_of_image.
Or you could publish the article and get the media image url by clicking on the image media at the bottom of the article and then copy and pasting its link.
Step Two: Highlight the image that you want to be linked.
Step Three: Click on the little hyperlink symbol.
Step Four: Enter the URL into the 'Link URL section' first and then click 'update' second.
For more information on interlinking your picture on your article to its media image please checkout How to Interlink Pictures on InfoBarrel to their Media Pages.
Where to find legal images that be can used in my articles?
You need to be careful about using images in your InfoBarrel article as if you don't go about using images properly you are likely to be stealing and could potentially face legal action.
The article from HubPages shows 'How to LEGALLY Use Other's Images on HubPages' although it does talk about uploading images on to HubPages, the information is easily transferable to InfoBarrel.
One point I would like to mention is that there are sites out there that offer free images such as sxc and morguefile, but be aware that images they have uploaded could potentially have been stolen beforehand so in affect aren't actually their images to share. Therefore using these images are upto your own disgression.
How to correctly attribute my images in my articles?
The article from HubPages talks about how to correctly attribute your images as well.
Using Amazon pictures in your InfoBarrel Article
This thread 'Can I use Amazon product Pictures in my articles' clears up the matter.
Best Tips on Photos and Images from other InfoBarrel Members
The following articles contain great advice on how to effectively use images on InfoBarrel.
The Anatomy of Viral Content by Ryan
Inserting and Resizing Images in InfoBarrel 2.0 (as mentioned above) by dpeach
Free Stock Images - Where to Find Them by InfoCenobite
Getty Stock Photos and Images by LoveSpaces
How to Interlink Pictures on InfoBarrel to their Media Pages (as mentioned above) by chezfat
Adding Captions to Your Images by Dr_E
Best Forum Threads for Picture Use on InfoBarrel
I intend to keep this article updated with any new insights into how images are used on InfoBarrel and clear up any other questions may have also through the forum.