to enter a picture into your auction:
It is basically a simple process. All you
need to do, really, is enter the URL, the internet address where the image
resides, into the entry form. This is like entering a telephone number for
the image so that others can call up the image. In this case the auction
will call up the image at the address that you enter and display it in
your auction. The address of the image must always begin with an http://
and end with either .jpg or .gif. You can use .art files but
remember that not every browser will be able to see .art files. Sorry,
HTML formatting codes are not accepted here.
If the above is still
unfamiliar territory for you, here is a brief outline of how it
works. You can also go to Newbie-U
for instructions on how to use FTP for uploading your images to a
1`) The first step is
to get the image of your daylily into electronic format. It must
be in either jpg or gif format. This can be done through
scanning the image on your own scanner, or bringing the film
somewhere where the image can be scanned and put on CD or floppy
disc (Kinko's does this).
2) The next step is to
upload the image on a World Wide Web Location. In other words,
you will transfer the image from your computer to a web-Site.
Notice that I did not say web-Page. You do not need a web page
to host an image, you just need web-space. This transfer is
usually done though FTP (File Transfer Protocol) by transferring
the image from your computer to the web-Site over the internet.
There are several different FTP programs. The particular one
that I like is WS_FTP32. If you do not have your own web-Site,
you can enclose the image in an email, as an attached file using
your standard email program, and send it to a friend who does
have a web-Site. He or she can then upload the image to their
site for you and give you the address where it will reside.
3) Once the image file
resides on a web-Site, then it can be accessed from anywhere
because it has an address. All web-Pages that have images in
them, call up the image by its address and post it to the
web-Page whenever the Page is accessed. A web-Page can only
display images that have web-Sites. The only difference in our
case is that our images will have a web-Site but will not
necessarily be included in a web-Page. Here is an example of an
address (URL): https://www.daylily.com/mlong/images96/msaloha.jpg
If you click on this address you will see that it brings
up the image of MISS ALOHA in your browser. In this case the
image, msaloha.jpg, resides at location https://www.daylily.com/mlong/images96.
4) If you cannot get
the image into electronic format or cannot find a web-Site to
place it, there is still hope. There are many Daylily Web pages
out there that probably already have the image of the daylily
that you want to display in the auction. All you need to do is
find a web-Page which has the image of the daylily that you want
to auction and use the address for that image. But first you
need to get permission from the owner of the web site. Most
daylily web page owners would be more than happy to assist you
and will give you the specific address that you need. However,
they may require that you give them credit in your auction
descriptions or even provide a link to their web-site.
Unauthorized use of copyrighted material may have
legal ramifications. The Lily Auction is only a venue. You are
sole responsible for the content of your auctions. Always
ask and perhaps suggest giving them credit. By using their image
address, you do not have to worry about scanning or FTP. All you
have to do is enter the URL into the auction form. Getting the
URL of an image that is already on the web is done by first
bringing up the image in your browser (I am assuming that you
are using a current version if IE or Netscape), then, with your
cursor on the image, right click your mouse. A window will pop
up displaying the URL of the image. Just type (or copy and
paste) that URL into the "Post New Item" form
"Image URL" field..
5) Once you have the
daylily image address, you can enter the address (URL) into the
"Image URL" field of the "Post New Item"