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

Dreamwidth's image hosting service is available to all Dreamwidth account holders. All users receive a storage quota of 500MB. You can upload images either by posting by email, or by using the web interface. Currently supported image formats are .gif, .jpg, and .png.

To post an image to your journal by emailing it to the site, you need to make sure that you've set up posting by email. Once you've set that up, you can attach an image file to an email post. The image will be posted exactly as we receive it and won't be resized. The image will be posted at the end of the entry. Any text you include in the email after you attach the image won't be included in your entry.

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

If you're posting a large image, multiple images, or images containing content which could be considered offensive, consider adding 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.

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.

To upload images using the web interface, go to the Upload Images page. You can set the security of the image and provide a title and alt text for the image. HTML is provided for you to paste into entries.

Once an image has been uploaded, you can edit the image's security or delete the image from the Manage Images page.

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