We are going to use a website called Postimage.org to store the images and use a link in comments to link to them. This website unlike many other photo sharing sites (such as Flicker) does not require an account. However, they do keep track of IP addresses and can track someone if the uploaded content is inappropriate (or copyright violated). In this blog I am going to describe how to use this site to upload your images and how to link to them in FutureLearn course comments.
Visit http://postimage.org/ website. You should see a screen similar to this:
Now Select the image to upload using the 'Browse' button.
|Select the file to upload|
For the purpose of demonstration I am uploading an image file name 'Untitled.JPG'. Once the file is selected you need to declare the image content. Select 'FAMILY safe'. Now click the 'Upload It!' button.
|Select image content to upload|
Now you will be taken to a screen similar to this. At this point you are offered the option to create an account. But you do NOT need to create an account.
|Copy Direct Link to Clipboard|
Click on the 'Copy to clipboard' button next to the 'Direct Link'. Now the link to your image is copied to the clipboard. When it gets copied for a split second a message is displayed as below.
|Copied! Message shown for split second|
In the FutureLearn forum where you want to include the image paste this link (CTRL+V) and post the comment.
|Making the link available in FutureLearn comment|