How to Insert Images Into Your Ebay Listing for Free

You do not have to pay to put extra photos in your Ebay listing if you have somewhere to store your photos on the web. I have a website and store my Ebay pictures there.  Ebay stores 12 photos free and any additional images cost $$$. Therefore if I need to upload more than 12 photos, I store the photos somewhere on the web and use them in my Ebay auction for free.

How to insert an image into an Ebay auction listing?

The first way to add an image to your listing is by simply uploading the photo from your computer. 

  1. In the Add photos section of the listing form, click the Add/Edit photos button.
  2. Browse to find the photos you want to add to your listing. To select several files, hold down the Ctrl key (Windows) or the Commandkey (Mac) while you select the files you want to open.
  3. You can crop, rotate and adjust the brightness and contrast of the photo shown in the preview window by clicking the button with the appropriate icon. Then click the Apply button.
  4. When you’re ready to upload the photos you’ve added and edited, click the Upload button.

You can take great photos now days, even by using your smart phone.

Grab Images From a Location on the Internet

Ebay will let you grab an image from a location on the internet but you will be charged for it, unless it is included in your allotted 12 images.

To add photos to your listing:

  1. In the Add photos section of the listing form, click the Add/Edit photos button.
  2. Click the Import from web link.
  3. Find the photo you want to upload, and enter the URL in the field indicated. Click the Add another link to add additional photos.
  4. Click the Import button to copy your photos into your listing.

However I am going to show you how to add pictures into your listings, not into the gallery with all the rest…You can put pictures or logos in amongst the listing description.

When writing your Ebay listing you add this in your HTML:

< img src=”http://www.yoursite.com/image.jpg” >

Yellow = Where the image is stored on the internet

Green = The filename of the image

In my case it would look like this:

<img src=”http://www.tips4pc.com/images/100_0219_resize.JPG” >

Red = Where I store my images in my web.

To make you’re image a link do this:

<a href=”http://www.tips4pc.com”><img src=”http://www. tips4pc.com/images/100_0219_resize.JPG” ></a>

Blue = Shows the beginning and the end of the link.

Red = Where you will go when you click the image.

Yellow = Where the image is stored on the internet

Green = The filename of the image

To find the URL of an image, get on the internet, go to the page where the image is. Then right click on the image and choose properties from the menu. The exact URL will be there.

A great place to store images are at free image storage places which you can find by searching in Google. Another place is to create a free blog and store them there.

Comments

  1. Dale Menefee says

    all the free hosting sites seem to require a membership, and when I link to them (testing a picture link) it requires sign on.

    How do I get around that in my eBay listing, … or does this HTML approach get past the sign on requirement somehow?

    Thanks!

    • says

      You can insert more than one image into eBay for free now. Actually it’s more like about eight free pictures.

  2. Antony Faast says

    Thanks heaps for this post! I’ve been using ebay for ever and I never thought you could insert photos so easy and for free. This is awesome!