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How do I upload photos to Craigslist when I advertise there?

Debbie Hagedorn , Jul 21, 2008; 03:59 p.m.

How do I upload photos on Craigslist?

Hi, I'm a newer wedding photographer, and don't know how to upload photos onto Craigslist where I would like to. Since it's free I use them to advertise my photography services. I usually advertise under the "services" - "creative" category on Craigslist. Someone told me I would need to have the photos in an online photo holding service like Flicka so I'm putting some there.

What are the EXACT STEPS I need to get them from Flika and uploaded into Craigslist? I'm really not all that computer saavy or I wouldn't ask for such specifics.

I'm wanting to become more competitive and I don't think just a text advertisement with no pictures is always the best way to advertise. I REALLY WANT TO ADD MY PICTUES!!!!

I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP IN STIRRING ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

THANKS, DAH

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Catherine Oostdyk , Jul 21, 2008; 05:44 p.m.

Response to I'm newer wedding photographer. How do I upload photos to Craigslist when I advertise there?

I don't believe this is the proper place to ask this q but I'll give you this: http://www.craigslist.org/about/help/

Steve Hovland , Jul 21, 2008; 05:48 p.m.

Response to I'm newer wedding photographer. How do I upload photos to Craigslist when I advertise there?

In your ad you use

<img src="">

Inside the quotes you put the full web address of your picture.

Matthew Kuehl , Jul 21, 2008; 06:26 p.m.

Response to I'm newer wedding photographer. How do I upload photos to Craigslist when I advertise there?

What Steve said. You don't upload a picture, but link to a picture somewhere else on the internet. It seems Flickr might be kind of complicated for this.

What you would do is find your picture on your Flickr site, right-click and go to "Properties" (if you are in Internet Explorer). Then highlight the nonsensical stream of letters and numbers under address, starting with: "http://". Right click and copy. Now paste that text in between the quotes in the body of your Craigslist ad, as Steve showed. Voila! Unless a regular Flickr user knows of a better way to do this.

Debbie Hagedorn , Jul 21, 2008; 07:46 p.m.

Response to I'm newer wedding photographer. How do I upload photos to Craigslist when I advertise there?

Mathew, You gave me the exact answer and information I needed and I appreciate it very much. I'll try it out tonight -

Havve a great day!! DAH

Thanks everyone else for your answers - I guess it went into the marketing area because it has to do with advertising Catherine. I appreciate your time.

DAH

Garrison K. , Jul 22, 2008; 02:57 a.m.

Response to I'm newer wedding photographer. How do I upload photos to Craigslist when I advertise there?

I just had a look at Craigslist. When yo post to Craigslist, you actually post in html. If you find other photographers pages there that you ike, you can right click and get the source info that they used and copy and paste it into notepad or word and then change what you need to for your page. For instance, you'll need html to make a your web address work as a clickable link and to make paragraphs and font changes etc. It's pretty simple once you see how html code starts and ends.

Upload your image to flickr in the correct size that you want it to be displayed in Craigslist. On the your photo page, click on "All Sizes" and click on Original. You'll see the second box below the photo that says "or just grab the pages URL". That's the info you need to place between Steve's quotes, the same below here. I also put in center tags so it's...centered. If you want more than one picture, just copy and paste the line. Some post their logos as jpg's in flickr and use the code this way. But this should get you started if you fill in your flickr jpg address. This code below also changes the font to something more attractive than times roman. The number "3" is the size of the font. You can change this to taste of course. It goes down to -3. I changed your name here for google reasons but the first bit is for your complete web url and the second part is how it will be seen as a blue click able link. One " <br> " means next line, two in a row means para break.

<br> <br>

<center><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/.jpg"></center>

<br> <br>

<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3">

<center><a href="http://www.debbiehagedurn.com/">www.DebyHagedurnFotos.com</a></center>

<br> <br>

<br> <br>

Deb does great wedding photography

<br> <br>

Deb does great wedding photography

<br> <br>

Deb does great wedding photography

</font>

<br> <br> <tr>

Johnny Mahoney , Feb 15, 2011; 11:27 p.m.

You can also use a service specifically tailored to Craigslist like <a href="http://claspics.com">ClasPics</a> or <a href="http://craigs-pics.com">CraigsPics</a>. They create a layout with a large photo flanked by smaller thumbnails that allows you quick access to each photo in full size. I find these are better than ones such as Photobucket and ImageShack.

Johnny Mahoney , Feb 15, 2011; 11:40 p.m.

You can also use a service specifically tailored to Craigslist like ClasPics or CraigsPics. They create a layout with a large photo flanked by smaller thumbnails that allows you quick access to each photo in full size. I find these are better than ones such as Photobucket and ImageShack.

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