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How Do I… Add an Image to my Geocache Description? | The Geocaching Junkie

Some image hosting websites are no longer allowed to be used on your cache pages, due to violation of Groundspeak’s non-commercial rules. Sites like Photobucket and TinyPic display ads and therefore cannot be linked to your cache page.

There are ad-free alternatives available, however, image hosting sites can change/disappear, possibly causing your cache page to ‘break’ in future, That’s why, in my opinion, the best option is to upload directly to geocaching.com*. Luckily, it’s as easy as pie to upload an image directly to your page! Here’s how to do it in 6 simple steps:

1. Click ‘upload image’ in Admin Tools

The box is located on the top right of your cache page.

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2. Choose a file and click ‘upload’

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3. The image link appears at the bottom of your cache description

It’s just above the ‘Logged Visits’ section.

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4. Click on the image name and drag it to a new tab in your browser

I’m using Google Chrome in this example but it’s the same process in Firefox and Internet Explorer.

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The image will appear in the new tab like this:

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Leave the tab open and go back to the cache page tab.

5. In Admin Tools, click on ‘edit’

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6. You’re now in HTML edit mode; put the following text where you want your image to be: 

<img src=”paste your image URL here” />

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Copy and paste the image URL from the second tab in to the middle of the code: replace the words ‘paste your image URL here’ in the code above. To center the image, put the tags <center>, </center> at the start and end of the code.

Note: If you feel that the quality of your image has been diminished after uploading, you can remove the _l from the end of the URL (the part before the .jpg). The automatic inclusion of this in your html code creates a sort of ‘thumbnail’ of your original image.   

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That’s It! 

The Geocaching Junkie - How do I upload an image to my cache description?

I hope you found this post useful. How do you upload images to your cache descriptions? Let me know if you have any questions in the comments!

Happy Caching!

Sarah

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*Note Groundspeak’s T&Cs regarding usage of the content you upload to their services. Section 3C, ‘Your Content’, is the relevant part.
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6 thoughts on “How Do I… Add an Image to my Geocache Description? | The Geocaching Junkie

    1. Well done! Not everybody is aware of this – I’ve seen loads of posts the last few weeks on social media so thought I’d include it in my geocaching101 section 😉

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