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Title: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: Dungeon Master on January 13, 2011, 03:12:28 AM
A picture is worth a thousand words - here is how to insert a picture into your post on this forum.

There are 3 ways to do it:


1. If your picture is a CD cover (or any other item on Amazon)

Go to the Amazon page for that CD or item, and find its ASIN number. Every item on Amazon has a unique ASIN number, located in the "Product Details" section. For most items it is a 10 digit number starting with B. for books it is the ISBN-10 number. Copy the ASIN number.

For an example, we're going to use a recent recording of the Bach Brandenberg Concertos by the Academy of Ancient Music. If you look at the Amazon page for this item (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001LJL52Q), you will see its ASIN number is B001LJL52Q. (its down the page in the "PRoduct Details" section).

Back on the forum posting page, click the Amazon ASIN button (it looks like this (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Themes/default/images/bbc/asin.gif)). This will insert a short bit of code on your page that looks like this:

[asin][/asin].

Click in the middle of this code, between the square brackets and paste the copied ASIN number. For our above example, it should look like this:

[asin]B001LJL52Q[/asin]

Now, when you Post your message, the forum automatically takes that section of code, grabs the image from Amazon, and plonks it into your post, with a little formatting, and a "Buy it" sticker for those that want to purchase. It ends up looking like this:



This works for any item on Amazon - CDs, books, and everything else. This technique has the advantage that images are automatically formatted to 400 pixels wide, so that it fits easily on everyone's screen without scrollbars. It also includes a convenient link to buy the item, and GMG gets a small (5%) commission for every item sold this way.

2. Other images

If the image you want to post is not an Amazon item, you can insert it using the [img] tag. First you need to find the image on the internet, and copy its URL (its internet address). How to do this varies according to what computer and browser you are using:

 -On a PC and Internet Explorer:
  Click on the desired picture with the right mouse button.
  Select Properties from the menu.
  Highlight the address appearing under Address (URL):.
  Press Ctrl-C to copy the URL (that's the Ctrl and C keys pressed together)

 -On Macs, Firefox, Safari or Opera
  Click on the image with the right mouse button.
  Choose Copy Image Location or Copy Image Address from the menu.


Now go back to your post and click on the Insert Image button (it looks like this (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Themes/default/images/bbc/img.gif)). This will insert a small bit of code into your post that looks like this:

[img][/img]

Click in the middle of this, between the square brackets, and paste the URL you copied in the previous step.

When you post the message, the forum will automatically convert this code, grab the image and paste it into your message.

As an example, we will put the New York Times logo on this page. I go to the New York Times page, right click on the logo and copy the URL.

Now I click the Insert Image button to get this: [img][/img]

Then I paste the copied URL in between the tags to get this: [img]http://i1.nyt.com/images/misc/nytlogo379x64.gif[/img]

When I post my message, that code gets converted to this:
(http://i1.nyt.com/images/misc/nytlogo379x64.gif)

If you want to get creative, you can add some parameters to increase or decrease the displayed size of the image - useful if the image is too large to fit on a page. By adding width or height values, you can alter the width or height, keeping the overall dimensions proportional. See these examples:

[img width=100]http://i1.nyt.com/images/misc/nytlogo379x64.gif[/img]  gives this      (http://i1.nyt.com/images/misc/nytlogo379x64.gif)

[img height=200]http://i1.nyt.com/images/misc/nytlogo379x64.gif[/img]  gives this      (http://i1.nyt.com/images/misc/nytlogo379x64.gif)

You can also set independent values for width and height to alter the images dimension ratios:

[img width=100 height=80]http://i1.nyt.com/images/misc/nytlogo379x64.gif[/img]  gives this      (http://i1.nyt.com/images/misc/nytlogo379x64.gif)


3. Attaching images

The third technique for adding images has been disabled for non-subscribers, as it was the cause of a recent security breach on the forum. If you are a subscriber, below your post, you will see a link saying "Additional Options". When you expand this, you will see an option to attach a file. This can be an image, text, pdf or many other filetypes. This option actually uploads the selected file to the forum server and stores it there for others to see or download.

feel free to add comments if you have anything to add, or need clarification.

cheers
Rob

Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: Harry on January 13, 2011, 03:18:18 AM
Since I buy most of my Classical CD'S with JPC de, it is not possible to attach this fine label that are on Amazon buys.
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: Dungeon Master on January 13, 2011, 03:22:36 AM
Hi Harry. It doesn't really matter where you buy the CD. This is simply a quick way of adding the CD image. Find the same CD on Amazon, and copy its ASIN, and insert between the tags. Others can use the link to buy the same CD from Amazon.

Of course, if you already have the CD image on your computer from JPC, then it may be easier for you to use the img tag instead.

cheers
Rob

Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: Harry on January 13, 2011, 03:29:24 AM
Hi Harry. It doesn't really matter where you buy the CD. This is simply a quick way of adding the CD image. Find the same CD on Amazon, and copy its ASIN, and insert between the tags. Others can use the link to buy the same CD from Amazon.

Of course, if you already have the CD image on your computer from JPC, then it may be easier for you to use the img tag instead.

cheers
Rob

Very good idea, will do that. And it works fine, so if I can find the image on Amazon I will post it like this.
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: King Karajan on December 30, 2012, 08:05:38 PM
It's been 2 hours now and I can't figure out how to post a photo to my new topic! I hit the image icon and it just puts img in here. HELP!! I have an apple.
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: Mirror Image on December 30, 2012, 08:11:00 PM
It's been 2 hours now and I can't figure out how to post a photo to my new topic! I hit the image icon and it just puts img in here. HELP!! I have an apple.

To post an image, it needs to look like this (http://__web address here___). An example:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_IOG06y2cq4o/TINCrcEc7kI/AAAAAAAAMS8/kArIlZkY5ys/s1600/kate+beckinsale+05.jpg)

This is Kate Beckinsale. One of most beautiful women I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: North Star on December 30, 2012, 08:12:48 PM
To post an image, it needs to look like this [ img ]http://__web address here___[ /img ]. An example:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_IOG06y2cq4o/TINCrcEc7kI/AAAAAAAAMS8/kArIlZkY5ys/s1600/kate+beckinsale+05.jpg)

And remove the spaces.
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: Szykneij on December 30, 2012, 08:17:08 PM
If you want to show an image that's on line, right click on the picture to get the URL under "properties":

http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=15576;type=avatar

Then enclose the URL inside the image brackets from the "insert image" icon -- 

and you get

(http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=15576;type=avatar)

If you want to post a picture from your hard drive, click on the blue  "Attachments and other options" line under the text box. Then you can browse and select your file.
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: Mirror Image on December 30, 2012, 08:19:02 PM
If you want to show an image that's on line, right click on the picture to get the URL under "properties":

http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=15576;type=avatar

Then enclose the URL inside the image brackets from the "insert image" icon -- 

and you get

(http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=15576;type=avatar)

If you want to post a picture from your hard drive, click on the blue  "Attachments and other options" line under the text box. Then you can browse and select your file.

Doesn't he have to be a subscriber to post something on a thread from his hard drive?
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: King Karajan on December 30, 2012, 08:27:23 PM
It's not an on line photo. I've customized an Ikea book shelf to store all my music and want to post a photo. I can't get a ULR from properties..???
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: Mirror Image on December 30, 2012, 08:29:42 PM
It's not an on line photo. I've customized an Ikea book shelf to store all my music and want to post a photo. I can't get a ULR from properties..???

You have to be a GMG "S" subscriber to post images on a thread from your own hard drive.
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: PaulR on December 30, 2012, 08:33:24 PM
It's not an on line photo. I've customized an Ikea book shelf to store all my music and want to post a photo. I can't get a ULR from properties..???
there are free image hosting sites where you can get the url
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: vandermolen on December 31, 2012, 12:54:53 PM
How do you post an image which is not an Amazon CD cover please?

I can't find anything in the Help section about this although I may be looking in the wrong place.
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: SonicMan46 on December 31, 2012, 01:19:08 PM
How do you post an image which is not an Amazon CD cover please?

I can't find anything in the Help section about this although I may be looking in the wrong place.

Two ways to post images (see the screen shot attached):  1) As an attachment - simply browse your computer's HD, find the image, and attach as in the bottom of the dialog box (size limit applies); also on the 'preview' option, the image is not shown; 2) use the 'image tag' (next to & left of the 'world' icon above the smileys) - between the [][], insert the URL of an image that is stored on the web, e.g. at a 'photo sharing' site (I use SmugMug, a paid service, but free ones are available) - you can either upload your own images to the site(s) or you can right-click on an image (assume a PC user?) and select 'copy image location - simply paste the URL between the image brackets - see below where I've added 2 images to this reply.  Hope this helps - Dave :)

(http://giradman.smugmug.com/Other/Classical-Music/i-5tXnQF9/0/S/Caldara_Trio_Cello-S.jpg)   (http://giradman.smugmug.com/Other/Classical-Music/i-7ppsnmr/0/S/Neruda_TrioSons-S.jpg)
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: vandermolen on December 31, 2012, 01:24:42 PM
sanantonio and Dave,

Very many thanks - I'll see if I can make it work.

Happy New Year

Jeffrey
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: vandermolen on January 01, 2013, 01:00:42 PM
Still no luck I'm afraid  :(

I can find the 'Insert Image' symbol no problem but what is the image's 'URL' and can I post from 'My pictures' on my laptop?

Sorry for hassle.
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 01, 2013, 01:36:28 PM
Still no luck I'm afraid  :(

I can find the 'Insert Image' symbol no problem but what is the image's 'URL' and can I post from 'My pictures' on my laptop?

Sorry for hassle.

Hi, Jeffrey,
Well, in order for the image feature to work, it is vitally important that the image resides in a permanent place on the Internet, and that this place has link locations that don't change. For that reason, images from a place like Amazon (even without the [asin ][ /asin] feature) work well, because they are always in the same place. This is the reason that Dave recommended SmugMug. I use photobucket (www.photobucket.com) for the same purpose. It's free, and all you do is upload the pictures you want into it. They are there for keeps! I still have pictures there from 7 or 8 years ago!  Anyway, then when I want to post a picture, I go to photobucket, browse for the picture or upload it from my computer, click on the "IMG code" line. It copies the link to my clipboard and then I come back here to my message and simply press "Ctrl + V" and it pastes the link in where the cursor is, with the IMG code already in place. Couldn't be easier. All it takes to join is a valid email address.  :)

8)
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: vandermolen on January 01, 2013, 01:50:11 PM
Gurn and sanantonio,

Very many thanks.

I'll get there in the end.

Best wishes

Jeffrey ('vandermolen')
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: (: premont :) on January 01, 2013, 02:05:04 PM
Hi, Jeffrey,
Well, in order for the image feature to work, it is vitally important that the image resides in a permanent place on the Internet, and that this place has link locations that don't change. For that reason, images from a place like Amazon (even without the [asin ][ /asin] feature) work well, because they are always in the same place. This is the reason that Dave recommended SmugMug. I use photobucket (www.photobucket.com) for the same purpose. It's free, and all you do is upload the pictures you want into it. They are there for keeps! I still have pictures there from 7 or 8 years ago!  Anyway, then when I want to post a picture, I go to photobucket, browse for the picture or upload it from my computer, click on the "IMG code" line. It copies the link to my clipboard and then I come back here to my message and simply press "Ctrl + V" and it pastes the link in where the cursor is, with the IMG code already in place. Couldn't be easier. All it takes to join is a valid email address.  :)

8)

Thanks for this Gurn. I have got the same problems as Vandermolen, but your recipe is the most clear I have seen so far. I suppose, that one also can insert the picture, which one have uploaded at photobucket, by rightclicking the mouse and leftclicking "insert".
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: vandermolen on January 01, 2013, 02:22:16 PM
Hi, Jeffrey,
Well, in order for the image feature to work, it is vitally important that the image resides in a permanent place on the Internet, and that this place has link locations that don't change. For that reason, images from a place like Amazon (even without the [asin ][ /asin] feature) work well, because they are always in the same place. This is the reason that Dave recommended SmugMug. I use photobucket (www.photobucket.com) for the same purpose. It's free, and all you do is upload the pictures you want into it. They are there for keeps! I still have pictures there from 7 or 8 years ago!  Anyway, then when I want to post a picture, I go to photobucket, browse for the picture or upload it from my computer, click on the "IMG code" line. It copies the link to my clipboard and then I come back here to my message and simply press "Ctrl + V" and it pastes the link in where the cursor is, with the IMG code already in place. Couldn't be easier. All it takes to join is a valid email address.  :)

8)

Thanks very much Gurn and sanantonio - I finally cracked it, having created a photobucket account and followed Gurn's suggested procedure. I posted a photo of myself to the 'What do you look like?' section in celebration of this technological breakthrough  ;D.

Thanks again.


Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 01, 2013, 02:22:17 PM
Thanks for this Gurn. I have got the same problems as Vandermolen, but your recipe is the most clear I have seen so far. I suppose, that one also can insert the picture, which one have uploaded at photobucket, by rightclicking the mouse and leftclicking "insert".

You're welcome. 

I'm not sure about that. One problem I can see is that in photobucket, the images are arranged in an 'album', and so if you were to right-click there, you would only get the thumbnail. Photobucket has a cool little app though that work in Windows (possibly they have it for Apple too, not sure). If you see a picture anywhere on the Web that you like, you can right click it and select "upload to photobucket", and it will put it right in your album. I do this sometimes when I don't know if it will remain where I stole it from it was and I don't want to lose track of it. :)

8)
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 01, 2013, 02:23:09 PM
Thanks very much Gurn and sanantonio - I finally cracked it, having created a photobucket account and followed Gurn's suggested procedure. I posted a photo of myself to the 'What do you look like?' section in celebration of this technological breakthrough  ;D.

Thanks again.

Ah, splendid!   Huzzah!  :)

8)
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: Szykneij on January 01, 2013, 02:43:30 PM
You have to be a GMG "S" subscriber to post images on a thread from your own hard drive.

Yes, I didn't realize that.

King Karajan, go here for some good instruction:

http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,19467.msg684622.html#msg684622 (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,19467.msg684622.html#msg684622)
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: vandermolen on January 01, 2013, 02:51:13 PM
I had this problem too - see the helpful advice from Gurn etc in the section 'Image Posting' under GMG News - this sorted it out for me.
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: vandermolen on October 06, 2013, 12:36:20 AM
Hi, Jeffrey,
Well, in order for the image feature to work, it is vitally important that the image resides in a permanent place on the Internet, and that this place has link locations that don't change. For that reason, images from a place like Amazon (even without the [asin ][ /asin] feature) work well, because they are always in the same place. This is the reason that Dave recommended SmugMug. I use photobucket (www.photobucket.com) for the same purpose. It's free, and all you do is upload the pictures you want into it. They are there for keeps! I still have pictures there from 7 or 8 years ago!  Anyway, then when I want to post a picture, I go to photobucket, browse for the picture or upload it from my computer, click on the "IMG code" line. It copies the link to my clipboard and then I come back here to my message and simply press "Ctrl + V" and it pastes the link in where the cursor is, with the IMG code already in place. Couldn't be easier. All it takes to join is a valid email address.  :)

8)

It's a while since I posted an image and I seem to have forgotten how to do it - apologies  ::)

I now have a photobucket account but when I click on 'IM/Email' to the right of the photo and then paste to the forum I just get the link rather than the photo itself. I'm not sure if this is the same as 'IMG Code Line' and I'm also not sure what clipboard is. Any explanations welcome.  :)
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: The new erato on October 06, 2013, 01:17:01 AM
You have to insert the photobucket link between these two tags (which will appear in your post when you click the image icon):

[* img][* /img]

Forget the two * which I have inserted to make the tags show.
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: Opus106 on October 06, 2013, 01:35:18 AM
It's a while since I posted an image and I seem to have forgotten how to do it - apologies  ::)

I now have a photobucket account but when I click on 'IM/Email' to the right of the photo and then paste to the forum I just get the link rather than the photo itself. I'm not sure if this is the same as 'IMG Code Line' and I'm also not sure what clipboard is. Any explanations welcome.  :)

Hi Jeffrey. It's been a while since I logged into my Photobucket account, but unless I'm mistaken these photo-sharing websites usually also give you a link formatted in BBCode. That's the one which has the photo's link within the [IMG] tags, as Erato has shown.

A clipboard is a location in your computer where 'things' (text, image, files etc.) which you have copied temporarily reside, and from where you can then 'paste' it somewhere else, as in a web browser or a Word document. The copied data will stay there as long as you don't cut/copy anything else and don't reboot your computer.
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: vandermolen on October 06, 2013, 01:51:51 AM
Navneeth, New Erato,

Very many thanks.

Jeffrey
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: vandermolen on October 06, 2013, 04:06:12 AM
Still can't do it  :(

When I go to photo bucket I can find the picture but to the right of it see four options:

Email and IM
Direct
HTML
IMG

Which is the correct option please?
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: The new erato on October 06, 2013, 04:09:57 AM
HTML. Paste in between the image tags. The code should start with http://
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: Opus106 on October 06, 2013, 04:13:32 AM
Still can't do it  :(

When I go to photo bucket I can find the picture but to the right of it see four options:

Email and IM
Direct
HTML
IMG

Which is the correct option please?

IMG.

Paste in between the image tags. The code should start with http://

That would be the 'Direct' option. IMG will have the link tagged and ready to post.
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: The new erato on October 06, 2013, 04:22:27 AM
You're right. Just logged in to check, what I describe is the direct option.

And by using the IMG option you can bypass the whole image tag I described, just copy the code into your post.
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: vandermolen on October 06, 2013, 04:55:50 AM
Thanks so much. Should have got there by 2017 8)
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: vandermolen on October 06, 2013, 07:47:49 AM
Done it  :)

Navneeth and NE many thanks (I'll be in touch soon when I forget how to do it  ::))

Jeffrey
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: Opus106 on October 06, 2013, 08:11:30 AM
Done it  :)

Navneeth and NE many thanks (I'll be in touch soon when I forget how to do it  ::))

Jeffrey

:D Excellent!
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: kishnevi on October 29, 2013, 05:33:06 PM
Amazon US seems to have changed how they show images on many item pages; it seems impossible for me to copy the image address from there to post within the IMG brackets here on GMG to show the CD image.  The best workaround I've thought of so far is to copy the image address of the thumbnail image appearing on the search page and sizing it up.  The other alternative is of course to post the ASIN link, but I only want to do that for recordings I feel comfortable suggesting to others.

For instance, wanting to post an image of Pollini's latest Beethoven CD, I did an Amazon search for Pollini Beethoven, and grabbed the address of the small image appearing there. 

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51yAUyvxAhL._AA160_.jpg
which appears in its natural state as
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51yAUyvxAhL._AA160_.jpg)

Then use the image bracket function, insert height 275 in the first image bracket, thereby changing it to [image height=275] to enlarge it, and the result is (deleting brackets to allow the HTML to actually show)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51yAUyvxAhL._AA160_.jpg)
img height=275 http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51yAUyvxAhL._AA160_.jpg[/img]

275 (pixel amount)is my personal preference for image size;  anywhere from 250 on up seems to work well, although 300 or above may be too big.
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: Parsifal on October 29, 2013, 05:45:51 PM
Amazon US seems to have changed how they show images on many item pages; it seems impossible for me to copy the image address from there to post within the IMG brackets here on GMG to show the CD image.  The best workaround I've thought of so far is to copy the image address of the thumbnail image appearing on the search page and sizing it up.  The other alternative is of course to post the ASIN link, but I only want to do that for recordings I feel comfortable suggesting to others...

In the first place, I don't know why you wouldn't simply use the asin code.

If you are adamant about posting the image itself, your browser will not make an image address available to you if the image in the main page is availing itself of the dynamic-zooming feature, where a zoomed in images appears as you move the cursor on the image.  In that case, you can click the image, bringing up a separate window, showing the cover image as part of a slide show in its own sub-window.  Then you can right-click and get the image address, for instance:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81eexz6BO1L._SL1400_.jpg)

Obviously that is bigger than necessary and it can be resized using a width tag as usual.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81eexz6BO1L._SL1400_.jpg)
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: kishnevi on October 29, 2013, 06:01:34 PM
In the first place, I don't know why you wouldn't simply use the asin code.


You apparently didn't notice this sentence in my post:
Quote
The other alternative is of course to post the ASIN link, but I only want to do that for recordings I feel comfortable suggesting to others.

In dealing with Amazon images, I try to confine ASIN usage to items I think people might want to buy.  If I have not heard the recording, or don't think it's worth getting (as with the Pollini CD I used as an example),  I prefer to use the unlinked image.  My private system, of course, but I like to be consistent in how I apply it.

But thank you for the instructions on how to deal with the zoomable image feature;  it's probably easier than my first attempt at a workaround.
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: Parsifal on October 29, 2013, 06:06:11 PM
You apparently didn't notice this sentence in my post:
In dealing with Amazon images, I try to confine ASIN usage to items I think people might want to buy.  If I have not heard the recording, or don't think it's worth getting (as with the Pollini CD I used as an example),  I prefer to use the unlinked image.  My private system, of course, but I like to be consistent in how I apply it.

But thank you for the instructions on how to deal with the zoomable image feature;  it's probably easier than my first attempt at a workaround.

I don't regard an asin code as an implicit recommendation.  It simply makes it easy to find the recording and get associated information, to satisfy curiosity, if not to buy.

Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: kishnevi on October 29, 2013, 06:09:42 PM
I don't regard an asin code as an implicit recommendation.  It simply makes it easy to find the recording and get associated information, to satisfy curiosity, if not to buy.

Exactly why I do it that way:  I'm trying to make it easy for people to get it, and if possible generate some revenue to GMG in the process.  No image = If you want info on it, you're on your own (or least ask me on the thread or by PM).
Title: Re: Adding Pictures to Posts - a comprehensive How-to
Post by: Mirror Image on October 29, 2013, 06:17:04 PM
I think we should be grateful that people even post an image for a recording at all instead of nitpicking whether someone uses an ASIN in their post.

Back to on topic...

In many cases, Amazon's ASIN numbers will not display the cover even if there's an image of the recording on their website. Sometimes it's just easy to go to Google under images and look for the album to save some time.