Recently one of the readers from ehowportal has asked a question about image URL. Question was How Do I Create Url For an Image.

I am trying to use an image to link to my website. I have been going crazy. I get a box with nothing in it that does link to my page. Not sure what I’m doing wrong, I want to post image on website but I am not able to do it. How can i create url or image url for my photo that can be published on other site?

Well, the question is not clear, however, I am trying to explain what I understand. I think she has uploaded an image on other image sharing sites and then she wants to get a direct link to that image. So that the same can be published somewhere else she wants. Here is the tutorial, how to create a URL for your image.

How to make an online URL for an image

You can upload your images on free image hosting websites like imgur.com or Flickr After uploading it will give you the URL to the photo. You can use anywhere you want.

Here we will take an example of the imgur website. The same process you can follow with the Flickr website. All you need to do is upload the photo on that site, right-click & get direct URL for the uploaded image.

  • Open imgur.com site
  • Click on “New Post
  • Drag the image you want to create URL for, & drop on the “Drop image here” button
    free image hosting sites
  • It will be uploaded to their server and you will get the next page where you will need to create a title for the image which is optional.
  • Now click on the Copy link button marked with the arrow in the image below to copy the image URL.

Generate URL for image

If you are writing somewhere where you want to embed the image using HTML code, you can directly click on Embed post link marked in the image above to get direct HTML code.

Best Practice of using someone else image on your site or for your personal use is to give them credit. If you are copying images from online sources, give proper credit to the image owner or get permission to use that picture. It will help you to avoid copyright issues in the future.

Getting Direct URL for Any Image

Step 1: Find the image you want to get a link for. Say we are on a free image sharing site and we want to copy the direct link for an image from the site. All we need to do is just, Right-click on the image and click on the copy image address if you are on Google Chrome.

Direct Link to Any Image

Step 2: Now paste the link on your browser’s new tab & press enter. You will see your image opened on your browser since it’s a direct link to the image.

Create URL for an Image

This is the easiest method to get a direct link for any images, the only difference is the browsers. They name the option with different names as mentioned below.

  • Chrome Browser – Click Copy image address
  • Firefox Browser – Click Copy Image Location
  • Microsoft Edge Browser – Click Copy link
  • Internet Explorer Browser – Click Properties, select the URL to the right of the “Address” heading, and press Ctrl+C.
  • Safari Browser – Click Copy image address

HTML Code to embed images

Well, if you have a copied image location or link, you can paste it wherever you want to show the image. Some of the sites would give direct options to upload images from URLs. You can directly upload your images by pasting your site’s URL there.

If you see a place to add an HTML code to embed an image, you can refer below source which helps you to embed image using HTML code on the webpage.

<img src=”your image url.jpg“></a>

This is a simple HTML code, you should have to replace “your image url.jpg” with your image URL. If you wish to create a clickable image, where the user will click on that image and they should be redirected to your website page, you can also do it by adding a link to your image.

<a href=”your site url”><img src=”your image url.jpg”></a>

Now replace “your site URL” with the URL of your website and your image url.jpg with your image URL. Now publish the image. Your image will be clickable.


So this was all about how you can embed or get the direct link for any images on the web. How do you create an image URL for your self? Do share your views in the comments below.