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HTML Introduction to HTML and CSS (2016) Adding a New Web Page Linking It All Up

Magnus v. Zastrow
Magnus v. Zastrow
1,017 Points

How do I get pictures from my desktop/laptop in to my html?

I do know how to embed a picture into the html doc., but not how to embed a picture from my own laptop... How can I get picutres into my workspace?

2 Answers

Hey Magnus v. Zastrow,

If you're looking to embed an image locally on your machine, you'll need to provide the path to where your image is located:

<img src="\Users\Magnus\Desktop\MyImage.jpg">

or you can provide a relative path (relative to where you html file is located). So if your image is stored in the exact same folder/location as your index.html file, you can just write:

<img src="MyImage.jpg">

or if you had an "images" folder where your index.html file is, you could use:

<img src="images\MyImage.jpg">

Hope thats what you were looking for!


Max Senden
Max Senden
23,177 Points

Hi Magnus,

You can simply drag & drop your images in workspace. Do mind that the filetype is something that your browser can read (e.g. JPEG, PNG, GIF, SVG, WEBP...).

Cheers, Max