Adding Images to Your Web Page

If you find an image that you like on the web and you are working on a PC, you can right-click on it to save it on the computer where you are working. Then you will have to move it to the appropriate folder/directory in the WWW directory of your leland account. Click on the Moving Files menu option on the left for descriptions of the various ways to do this. From a Mac, it operates differently; the Mac mouse doesn't have a right hand side that would allow you to right-click. Instead, you will have to hold down the Control key while you click on the image or else click on the image and hold down the mouse until the save menu pops up.

Another, faster way to do it is to simply put a link to the url of the image file in your web page text. This is a less trustworthy option because the gif might get moved, and then your link would be broken.

Once you get the image onto your web space, you will have to put a link in the appropriate file so that the image shows up where you want it. The way you enter the link will depend on how you are making your text files. See the Creating Files section for more information on making text files. If you are using Netscape Composer, you will have to click on the images menu option. It will ask you to enter the url of the file. If you have saved the image and plan to ftp it over to your personal WWW directory, then you can simply specify the name of the file as you have saved it. If you haven't copied the image file but are referring to a copy on another server, then you can simply enter the name of the file on that server.

You will recognize all of the images on the SME Light web page if you click here.

If you want to scan an image in, you can use the scanners in Meyer library or the scanner in the SME TA office. Ask for help the first time you try to do this. In Meyer, ask the technical services desk on the second floor. For help with the scanner in the SME lab, ask one of your friendly SME TA's.

And of course, we haven't even touched upon the exciting topic of image processing. If you're interested, you can learn about this on your own by looking through the leaflets in Meyer and playing with Adobe Photoshop. It can be lots of fun. Below is a picture of my good friend Scott on a familiar backdrop . . .