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How to include images in your comments

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Disclaimer: As I typed this post out I realised this isn't the most intuitive system in the world so, watch this space, as there will be improvements 😄

I've noticed a few people, understandably, struggle with including images. Hopefully this post helps!

You can include images in your comments by typing/pasting in the URL to the image file.

If you're using a desktop browser, you can usually find the image link by Right Clicking the image and choosing "Copy Image URL"

It should look something like this:

www.example.com/image.filetype

It'll only work if the URL ends with:

  • .jpg
  • .gif
  • .png

These are the three most common types of image file. The system checks to see if the URL ends with one of those three and, if it does, it'll automatically convert it into an image.

Troubleshooting

  • Deals/Vouchers/Freebies/Competitions and Topics won't automatically include images. The reason is boring and geeky but, the good news is, this will hopefully change in the future. But, for the moment, the "description" of a deal or the contents of a new topic won't convert an URL into an image. If you want to include several images with a new deal you've found please post them as comments
  • I edited my comment and now the image doesn't work. Whoops, sorry! That was my bad - we had a bug that meant after editing a comment an image wouldn't work. That's now fixed 👍
  • I've copied an image URL but it doesn't end in .jpg/.gif/.png how do I include it? Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but I'm afraid you can't at the moment. The system won't realise it's an image file you're linking to and so it'll just include it as a link. Hopefully I can make something more intelligent in the future!

I hope that makes sense but please shout with any questions!

Kelsey
4 years ago
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nemosays
nemosays
LD Team
4 years ago

Awwww yaay!! Adding images from phone is also a bit troublesome at the moment. Would there be an option in the future to add images direct from phones gallery?

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Tom
Tom
Founder
4 years ago

UPDATE: Below no longer works

Hey nemosays - hopefully we can improve this in the future. For now, a little work around is with the free app called imgur.

If you download the app and create a free account, it will allow you to upload any images for free.

You can then copy the URL from within the app, and post it here in the comments.

I realise this isn't the best solution, but just as a quick workaround for now if you're desperate!

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nemosays
nemosays
LD Team
4 years ago

Tom ok great - good to know. Thankyou. Will do this from now on 😊

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nemosays
nemosays
LD Team
4 years ago

Tom This url is from Imgur, however it does not post the image... help please!

http://imgur.com/a/MiFTn

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Tom
Tom
Founder
4 years ago

nemosays oh no! Seems I can't do it any more either!

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nemosays
nemosays
LD Team
4 years ago

Tom oh ☚ī¸

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nemosays
nemosays
LD Team
4 years ago

Kelsey can you shed some light on this?

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Tom
Tom
Founder
4 years ago

nemosays Imgur app doesn't let you do it anymore

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nemosays
nemosays
LD Team
4 years ago

Tom ah.... anyway around it? 🤔

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nemosays
nemosays
LD Team
4 years ago

Tom Kelsey Morning guys, any update on image sharing? esp those that dont give a .jpg at the end... how to share it in the comments section pls?

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Dread
Dread4 years ago

Good work

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Tom
Tom
Founder
4 years ago

Brilliant!

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc4 years ago

Cool. Just had to add the link and that's it. Still doesn't work when adding to the deal's post but that's going to be fixed as stated.

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