Adding Images To Your STEEM Posts

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Introduction

STEEM is great but it can be confusing and a bit tedious to add images to your posts. This guide will walk you through using imgsafe.org to store your pictures and will show you the special markdown characters you will need to use to reference it.

Let's Get Started

Navigate to imgsafe.org. Once there, I prefer to upload images securely, so choose the https:// link in the center of the page. The home screen should now look like this

You can either Browse Files or Upload from the Web. For consistency, I will either take a screenshot or download images from the web onto my local machine, so I always choose to Browse Files form my local machine. Once you have identified a file and downloaded it to your computer, click Browse Files. This bring up your file picker.

I am choosing to upload a headshot.jpg. Make sure you click the Upload button underneath the image.

Next, click on the image itself. This will open up a new tab with just the picture and the address to reference it in the URL bar of the browser.

Copy that URL (shown in blue above). Now paste it into a specially formatted bit of text like this within your document

![](https://i.imgsafe.org/27fd3cd0ce.jpg)

Like magic, the image will appear in the preview area of the text editor. Keep in mind that this guide assumes you are in the markdown editor, not the fancy HTML editor. I hope this guide helps someone.

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Thanks, I will check it out. I always prefer distributed solutions.

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I tried this and it did not work. Is it because the URL you get from ipfs.pics doesn't have a image file extension?

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25
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not accessible, any other recommendations?

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53
  ·  last month

Hi.. did you try Postimage.org?

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  ·  last year

Thanks, that was very helpful. I appreciate you sharing this info and including the screenshots.

44
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Thank you very much for taking the time to write this Bill - it worked a treat mate;)

49
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Thank you @billbutler, just used this and it worked like a charm!

50
  ·  last year

Thank you very much, Bill.

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  ·  2 months ago

Thank you! Wow! As someone who is technically challenged, I wasn't expecting your instructions to actually work....more me than you. However.....2 minutes later I have uploaded photos! You are a gem!!!

53
  ·  last year

I have been wondering why steem does not use whyswygt (What You See Whats You Get Text Editor), so a non technical member like me can easily posting blog with image or video.

42
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Thanks. What happens when the link to the URL is no longer valid? Does Steemit cache the image and only use the upload via URL?

25
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Thank you!

57
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DEFINITELY NEEDED THIS THANKS!

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seems to be no way to delete images from imgsafe.org

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OK, I finally managed to get pictures to show up in the preview area (and when you click on the post). However, I still can't seem to make the picture show up to the left of the post in lists. It just keeps showing that little blank default image... :-(

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oops we have a 404

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Is imagesafe still working? It says 'page is lost' when I click on the link.

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62
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UPDATE: I'm using steemimg.com now.

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46
  ·  3 months ago

I can't get anything to happen when I click on start uploading. Any ideas?

46
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Thank you for sharing.

68
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Is there a reason why I can't link to an image I have on my own wordpress site. I just did a post and linked to an image and got a broken link. Not sure what I did wrong.

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70
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most likely it's your server blocking hotlinking.

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Thanks!

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So is it only can do on PC? Becoz I don't know how to attach it by mobile phone. Thanks.

55
  ·  4 months ago

Thank you so much for this guide, really helped a lot !

25
  ·  3 months ago

I will try posting my profile picture using ImgSafe. Thanks.

45
  ·  3 months ago

Thanks that was very helpful. You just got me unstuck.

50
  ·  2 months ago

Very helpful thank you. Is there a way to format the pictures in your post, make them larger or smaller?

44
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Thanks for sharing. In reality its not that tricky and other sites do use similar systems but your post was very welcome

57
  ·  2 months ago

Thanks so much for sharing! This made it easy for me to make my first post and add a picture :)

31
  ·  2 months ago

Very helpful for new comer like me
Thanks!

25
  ·  2 months ago

Nice article. Wondering how to get my text to come along side the image rather than only above or below it?

41
  ·  2 months ago

How you do it, where do you put the link, I Just can not do it. I am getting frustrated. PELASE HELP

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  ·  2 months ago

Try to save it as jpeg, then just drag and drop to your thread. The website will format for you. Please reppply if it works.

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41
  ·  2 months ago

Brouuuuuu I did it Thanks for your help very exited to be on this platform

31
  ·  2 months ago

Thanks for the info. I've been trying to upload photos the last two days and came across your post. Worked great. Thanks again!

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  ·  2 months ago

Great it worked a treat uploading my images for Steem Kudos

51
  ·  2 months ago

Thank you my friend! This was very helpful.

44
  ·  2 months ago

So it looks like we got an Error 521 web server is down, i really want to finish my post im just not sure if there is any other site like imgsafe?

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solved the problem! thank you and Upvote!

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it is not working amigo !!!! thanx for nothing.

43
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Does this work in the reply section? I can't seem to add a photo or gif in my replies.

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Is there a way to upload pictures directly to steem posts and comments or do they have to be externally hosted always?

If they always have to be externally hosted, then the FAQ seems a little unclear.

This can be done by uploading it to a Steemit comment or post, or using a third-party image host such as Postimage.

If you can upload it directly, how can you do that?

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"Now paste it into a specially formatted bit of text like this within your document" -You need to elaborate this is unclear and not helpful! :)

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Thank you so much! That was incredibly helpfull :)

44
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Very helpful :)

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Seems to be impossible to upload any image to imgsafe.org from a smartphone... Even with an account. You have to use a computer. Or am I missing something ?

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Ok seems now you can upload directly your pictures to Steemit with the "Drag and drop or select item" in the editor when you post.
This article is one year old, and apparently it wasn't possible at that time. Now it is.
Proof in 2 of my posts :

https://steemit.com/art/@eternalsunshine/a-nice-black-and-white-ink-pen-hand-drawing

and

https://steemit.com/colorchallenge/@eternalsunshine/4eseup-color-challenge-yellow

So, no need to host externally :)

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  ·  28 days ago

thank you :)

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  ·  28 days ago

Good article. I can't connect to the link though. hmm....

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  ·  20 days ago

imgsafe.org is down right now, but anyone can use https://postimg.org in the meantime!

Source

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  ·  18 days ago

Great info! I am new and confused!!! This helps so much- upvoted :P

30
  ·  17 days ago

Thanks Bill...this helped a lot

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  ·  17 days ago

follow me

28
  ·  14 days ago

yeah...

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  ·  2 days ago

please i would like to know how you can place your images from left, center and right...thanks