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Uploading Images

Last updated by Rachel Cohen on June 20, 2017 15:56

The first step of image tagging is uploading your background image. There are four different methods of image uploading:

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.