Adding Images to Discussions! Do you Do this? I don't know much about this!

United Kingdom
August 30, 2009 7:19am CST
Today for the first time in a long time I would say that I have been very active in terms of creating new discussions and I was just thinking, I notice lots of discussions where there are images attached. I would like to do this myself but I'm unsure how! If you do this, is there a place where you find the appropriate image to use online? I think there was something mentioned about copyright and things like that. On google when you click on the images tab at the top there are a whole load of images that show up depending on what you are searching for. Are we allowed to use this and is this what you do? I think it makes your discussions more interesting if you can add images. Anyway, I would like your thoughts on this please. Andrew
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@carrine (2749)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
hahahaha. i myself at first didnt noticed that feature here in mylot. but the as i kept on responding a post i was able to explore it that we can add image in our post. however i always forget to do so in my discussions. LOL
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 09
I really don't bother with this! I was seriously thinking about it but I have changed my mind now and I think I can get on quite well without adding images! I think that I'm also a little lazy perhaps in doing the work in trying to add images! Oh well. Andrew
@carrine (2749)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
oh yeah sometimes we are overpowered with our laziness LOL and adding images in posting a discussion is cool and very creative. is there an additional income from that? hmmmmm lem'me know that lol
@anangf (1148)
• Indonesia
30 Aug 09
I think you should upload images from your own. If the photos have copyright, we should not upload it here unless we have right or permission to do that. It have been explain in myLot guidelines about it, try to find it in this link : http://www.mylot.com/o/photoguidelines.aspx hope it's help and happy mylot, andrew..
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• United Kingdom
30 Aug 09
Hi anangf, thanks for your information. I'm sure I must have read those before but it was such a long time ago that it seems to have slipped my mind! Anyhow, I'm thinking seriously as to whether I should add images or not or I may just decide to leave things as they are! Andrew
@anangf (1148)
• Indonesia
30 Aug 09
As you wish andrew, but you are right about earnings from images and you will miss it if not.. Try the best shoot from you and upload it here in myLot, right? nice to see you..
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
29 Sep 09
I always add images to the discussions I start. I have found out there's a trick to it though. You have to label your picture with photo subject, photo detail and photo tags, then you have to find the file and hit upload photo. It'll refresh the page but won't add the pic. If you add the file again and hit upload photo then it'll work. I don't know if everyone has to do this or if it's just me but it's been that way for me since I started here. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
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• United Kingdom
30 Sep 09
Hi, how you doing, great to hear from you again. I'm thinking that I may not bother when it comes to inserting images and pictures. I just want to get the post out there and published! One thing I don't have at the present time, and I'm really falling behind, is a digital camera! I better start shopping around for something that's half decent. Andrew
@smart44 (511)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
I don't do this since i don't know abotu this. I like to add but i think i need help in adding. I need help on how to do this things. Is there anyone who can help me do this things?
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 09
I'm as much in the dark as you in relation to adding images to discussions but it may be something that I might like to try in due course. I think that images may make the discussions that more decorative and attractive. Andrew
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
Yes you can. I did it already a couple of times but there are lots of manipulation to do that's why I never add images anymore besides I need to have always new and interesting picture to make it most likely interesting to upload by some members. I think you must try once so you could experience it...good luck then..
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• United Kingdom
31 Aug 09
There are so many different images online, some copyrighted and others not! I will decide whether I want to add them or not and see if it bears any reflection on my earnings. Nice chatting with you. Andrew
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
We also earn something if we add some images on some discussions that we posted or respond. I get the images either from the internet (which are not copyrighted) and my photos collection since I like taking photos. There are times that I add an image to a discussion that I have responded, depending if I can get an image for that.
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• United Kingdom
31 Aug 09
That sounds great. I'm wondering if I will bother with it though as I seem to be doing a lot of posting and this seems to be adequate for me now. Images are nice in a discussion though I think. Well, I will decide what to do. Andrew
@DCLehnsherr (1042)
30 Aug 09
Hi Andrew, Being a new member I got quite into the idea of adding images to my discussions, though mostly because I do like to create things graphically and creating things to go with my future discussions could be a good way for me to kill a little more time, and maybe make things look better. To be honest though one of the other reasons I wanted to add images is because I think I read somewhere that it might earn a person a little extra money, and I sort of hope that by making them myself I could boost the earnings lol. I am not sure they are really noticed though, and it does really slow down proceeding because I am a terrible perfectionist on self made images, and so instead of just writing something, I am spending 3 hours before hand fashioning a little banner to go with it. So though I do like to add images, I am only going to do it on discussions I think will benefit from them, so probably not the wealth of questions I ask about mylot lol! I already have some plans in hand which would be good if they worked but we shall see lol Good luck sorting out the images :) Dranz
• United Kingdom
30 Aug 09
Oh yes, I remember in one of our discussions that you like the idea of being creative with designs and so forth, this sounds right up your street then! I guess I have had second thoughts about doing this as there is a bit more extra work involved, finding the pictures etc. I think that I'm doing fine as things stand at the present time. Good luck with your own plans though regarding this. Andrew
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
30 Aug 09
I very very rarely add images to be honest my friend, mainly because I haven't got the patience and so many times in the past I have tried to add an image and it hasn't appeared with my discussion, you have to keep adding titles and tags to your image, then it tells you you haven't described it enough or added enough, and it's such a rigmarole to do it, that I gave up. Hardly any of my discussions have images, they do help I agree and they do make the discussion more eyecatching and interesting, you also earn for adding images too, not much but it's something.
• United Kingdom
30 Aug 09
Hi wolfie we meet once again!! I guess I agree with that! The adding of titles and tags to images tends to put me off this idea completely. I think I have finally decided that I would rather focus my efforts on posting a lot rather than adding images. All the best, Andrew