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Tagging Images

Last updated by Rachel Cohen on June 20, 2017 16:09

Tagging images is the cornerstone of ThingLink. This article teaches you how to create your own interactive image.

Upload an image

Navigate to the create page and use one of 4 methods to upload an image to tag. 

1. Hard drive

Upload an image saved on your computer with this option. We support JPEG, PNG and GIF images up to 25mb. Keep in mind that images will be downsized to 1024px. If your image is larger, consider using one of our other upload methods.

2. URL

This method allows you to tag any images already online. To get the proper URL, right-click your image and select “Copy Image URL.” Paste the link into the web uploader to begin tagging the image. ThingLink will not store a copy of the image, just store a reference to the URL. This means that the original resolution and dimensions will be preserved. This also means that if the original image is removed or renamed from its host location your tagged version may cease to function.

Web import also supports SVG images in addition to the types supported by hard drive upload.

3. Facebook

Our Facebook integration allows you to tag images you’ve already uploaded to your Facebook account. Sign in to your account, then select from you albums. The image you select will be copied to your ThingLink account so that you can add tags. The original version on Facebook will remain untouched.

4. Flickr

Importing from Flickr lets you add tags to public images from any Flickr user. Searching Flickr usernames to find your account will give you access to the 20 most recent public images from your account. The image you select will be copied to your ThingLink account and the original version on Flickr will remain untouched.

All of these options will direct you straight to the editor after uploading and are available with all plans.Tagging images is the cornerstone of ThingLink. This article teaches you how to create your own interactive image.


After uploading you’ll be taken directly to the editor. Give your image a name, use the plus and minus to zoom in and out and then click anywhere on the image to add your first tag.

All succeeding features can be found in the left panel. Select an icon to represent your tag. There are up to 98 available options with our paid plans and the additional ability to  upload custom icons.

Now you can begin adding content. Enter a link in the link field. The tag will update to show the open graph text and image for your link. Use the arrows beneath the link field to alter the size of your tag, or to show the plain text link.

Next add a caption. You can add as much text as you need, then use the  rich text features above to format your text in the most readable arrangement.

Use  tag styling options below to hide the icon, pin the icon, or hide the bubble. Also set the result of clicking on the tag with the click action drop down.

Finally choose colors for the tag and text as well as add an image to the tag if needed with the upload button.

Click save to save your tag.

Rich Media Tags

Next, consider adding rich media tags to increase interactivity. These are 60 different tags that have been designed to highlight some of the most popular websites. Use rich media tags to add audio, video, images, polls and more. Read about all the available tags and how to add them  here.


After completing and saving your image, click the share button to find everything you need to share your image across the web. Learn more about sharing  here.