How to Get a URL for Pictures
If you want to display pictures from your computer on a blog, social networking profile or personal website, they must have a URL so that the website knows where the image is stored on the Internet. The URL is simply the address of a resource on the Web; everything that is available online has a unique address that allows it to be accessed from any Internet-connected computer. You can give your pictures a URL by uploading them to one of the many free image servers on the Internet.
Go to the website that you want to use as an image host. Create an account, if you don't already have one.
Select the option that allows you to upload, or add, new images.
Browse to the image on your computer and select it. Click the "Upload" button to add it to the photo library.
Click on the image after it has been uploaded to your photo library. Some image libraries place the image URL in a box beneath or beside the image. If the site you are using doesn't, right-click on the image and click "View Image." The URL for the image will be in your browser's address bar.
Tips & Warnings
- To find the URL for an image located on a website using Firefox, right-click the picture and select "View Image." You can then copy the direct URL from your address bar. In Internet Explorer, right-click on the image and select "Properties." The picture's URL will be displayed on the "Properties" screen.