Photo and Video Guidance 

Adding a Photo to Your Wish List or Registry

 

We will soon let you upload a picture from your computer to your wish list or registry.

 

Until then, you can enter the source image URL from any https website where it appears. (Note: it must be an https site; the URL has to start with https, rather than just http or www). Facebook and Flickr will do fine. 

 

If the image is not already online on an https site, it will take just a second to upload it to Facebook, Flickr, or https://ctrlq.org/images/ (which does not even require you to create an account).

 

Then paste the image source URL into our form.

 

On a Windows PC

If you are using a Windows PC and need to get the URL (web address) of an image, follow these easy steps (based on the browser being used). By the way, the image URL almost always ends with JPG, GIF, PNG or BMP. Also, note that the image URL does not usually match the web address of the page where the image appears.

 

1.     Right-click the image.

2.     Depending on what system you’re using, select the image URL by clicking one these:

Chrome: Copy image Address

Safari: Copy image address

Internet Explorer: Properties > Copy the URL address shown

Firefox: Copy image location

 

3.     Now, just paste the image URL into the form you are using to create or edit your wish list or registry.

   

On a Mac

If you are using a Mac, follow these steps (based on the browser being used) to get the URL of an image. By the way, the image URL almost always ends with JPEG, GIF, PNG, or BMP. Also, note that the image URL does not usually match the web address of the page where the image appears.

 

Notes:

Below, we use the term “Ctrl-Click.” That is the Mac equivalent of a PC’s Right-Click, and has the same functionality.

You can do this by holding down the Control Button and clicking the image, or by using two fingers to click on the Track Pad.

 

 

1.      Go to the webpage that contains the image

2.      Ctrl-Click the image.

3.     Depending on what system you are using, select the image URL by clicking one of the following:

        Chrome: Copy Image URL

         Firefox: Copy Image Location

       Safari: Copy Image Address

 

Now, just paste the image URL into the form you are using to create or edit your wish list or registry.

 

Adding a Video to Your Wish List or Registry  

Upload the video to YouTube if it is not already there.

 

Copy the page URL (outlined here in green), not the Share code (marked with a red X). 

 

Now, just paste the video URL into the form you are using to create or edit your wish list or registry.