by Ralph Heymsfeld
2nd of August 2009
Adding images to your Stamporama articles is easy once you get the hang of it, but the process can be a little confusing at first.
The first step in getting your images into your article is to use the image upload tool available via the members area (there are instructions for using that tool on the page itself). Once you have uploaded your image, it will appear in the image upload tool in a chart that looks like this:
The "Location" column provides you with the URL (or address) that you will need to use in the Articles Workshop in the next step. Therefore you will either need to keep two windows open on your computer (one for the Articles Workshop and one for the image upload tool), or make a note of the URL.
From the Articles Workshop, with your cursor positioned where you want to insert the image, you will choose the Insert Image Icon from the available tools (it looks like a tree):
Clicking this icon will open up a dialog box where you can enter the URL provided by the image upload tool:
Once you have entered the URL, you can either click "Update" to insert your image in the article or you can click on the "Appearance" tab to enter some addition information about how to format your image. If you want to change some of the format information later, all you have to do is right click on the image in your article and select "Insert/edit image" from your choices - this dialog will reopen.
It is likely that you will want to make some adjustments in the appearance. For example, you might want to make the image appear in line with your article with text wrapped around it. If so you would need to adjust not only the alignment, but probably include some vertical and horizontal space around your image as well. The image in this paragraph has the alignment set to the right, with vertical and horizontal space of 10 each. You may have to experiment with different settings of alignment, space, and proportion to get the image to sit the way you like, but after you use the editor for a while you will probably find some techniques that work well for you that you will use over and over again. Good luck and enjoy adding pictures to your articles!