Sellers Guide to Hosting Images
This is a simple guide for those who wish to know how to host external images in their eBay auctions. Hosting images externally not only saves you the cost of paying for the eBay hosting service, but also allows you to add as many photos as like, in any size you like.
Step 1 - Picture hosting websites
Firsly, we need to get your photos on the internet. I would personally recommend the hosting service from Photobucket.com as it is very user friendly.. and free. Once you have set up an account and uploaded your photos to PhotoBucket, you are provided with a html address for your image (ending in .jpg)
Step 2 - Adding images to your listing
When creating a listing for an item, eBay gives you the option of inserting your listing using HTML format. This can be found at the 'Item Description' section. Your item description can be typed as normal in this box, however for text formatting options it may be worth searching for an HTML tutorial on Google.
For the purpose of this guide, we are interested in the IMAGE tag, displayed below;
<IMG SRC="address of image" \>
Simply copy and paste the image address provided by PhotoBucket, in place of the address of image text above.
Step 3 - Simple arrangement of images
To insert more than one image into your listing, simply repeate the above process, changing the image address each time. A simple arrangement of images can be achieved by using the 'new line' tag, <BR>. For example;
This will place each image in a tower formation, one on top of the other. Personally, I recommend this method as it allows you to cleanly add as many photos as you like, with the user imply scrolling down your listing to view each one.
I hope this guide has been of some use!