How do I use Dreamwidth's photo hosting? How do I manage my images once they've been uploaded?

Dreamwidth has a very basic image hosting service. All users, regardless of account type, can use it. At this time, the only way to upload an image is by using the post by email service. A web-based photo upload form will be implemented in the future.

First, make sure you have set up posting by email. You must have this set up before you use the service.

You can then send an image to your journal by attaching an image file to an email post. The image will be posted in the format that it is received, and will not be resized. You should use a common image format such as .jpg, .gif, or .png. The image will be posted at the end of the entry.

You can upload multiple images at once by attaching multiple image files to the email.

If you are posting a large image, multiple images, or images containing content which could be considered offensive, consider adding a <cut> tag to the end of the entry text. This will hide the images behind the cut.

You can describe the image in the body of the entry, or edit the entry to include alt text to describe the image. The ability to add alt text at the time of posting has not yet been implemented.

Images will be posted with the same security as the entry in which they are initially posted. For example, if your entry is posted as access-only, the image will only be viewable to members of your access list. If no security is specified in the email post, it will take the journal's default security.

Once an image has been posted, you can edit the image's security or delete the image.

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March 7th, 2013 (denise)


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