(last updated on 5/31/2005)
GunBroker.com has an Automated Picture Upload Facility! You can now upload a picture at the same time you are entering your item listing. This service is fast, free, and easy to use. To use this facility, go to our 'List an Item' page. Fill in the form, leaving the 'Picture URL' field blank. When you have filled out all of the other fields, click the 'Upload Picture...' button located to the right of the 'Picture URL' field. A screen will pop up that will walk you through uploading you picture to our server. When the upload process is complete, the 'Picture URL' field will be updated with the name of your picture file. Click the 'Review Listing' button at the bottom of the page to submit your item listing.
If you cannot use our automated picture upload facility, you can send us your pictures by email. Please list your item before sending us the picture(s). Once your item has been listed you can send an email with the item number and your GIF (.gif) or JPEG (.jpg) files to email@example.com and we will add the pictures to your listing. We recommend that you use the automated upload as described above as pictures sent in by email must be posted manually and this can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days.
A third alternative is to use a personal home page, or one of the many free picture hosting services available. If you have a personal home page on your ISP, you may be able to host the picture there. If you do not have a personal home page, you can use a free image hosting service. GunBroker.com recommends AuctionWatch for this service. You can sign up for their service at: www.auctionwatch.com. When using these methods, you should copy the URL of your picture file into the 'Picture URL' field in the 'List an Item' form.
When listing your item, you can enter the image in one of two places. If you understand HTML, you can embed images directly in the 'Item Description' field. Use the '<img src=' tag to place your image in the item description. Using this technique, you can embed multiple images in a single auction listing.
If you do not understand HTML, the easiest thing to do is to enter the image URL (example: http://www.yourdomain.com/yourimage.gif) into the 'Picture URL' field.