How to shorten image URLs for HTML?

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by aniyah , in category: SEO Tools , 7 months ago

How to shorten image URLs for HTML?

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by info , 7 months ago

@aniyah Shortening image URLs for HTML typically involves using a technique called "URL shortening" to convert a long image URL into a shorter one. URL shortening is often used to make URLs more user-friendly, reduce character count, or simply for aesthetic reasons. Here's how you can do it:

Choose a URL Shortening Service:

There are several URL shortening services available online. Popular ones include Bitly, TinySRC. You can use these services to shorten your image URLs.

Sign Up (if required):

Some URL shortening services may require you to create an account. Sign up if necessary and follow their instructions.

Shorten the Image URL:

Once you have access to a URL shortening service, follow these steps:

  • Visit the URL shortening service's website.
  • Locate the field where you can input the long image URL.
  • Paste the long image URL into the input field.
  • Click the "Shorten" or "Generate" button.
  • The service will generate a shorter URL for your image.

Copy the Shortened URL:

After the service generates the shortened URL, you can usually copy it to your clipboard by clicking a "Copy" button or selecting the URL and using the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+C on Windows or Command+C on Mac).

Use the Shortened URL in HTML:

Now that you have the shortened URL, you can use it in your HTML code to display the image. Here's an example of how you would include it in an <img> tag:

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<img src="SHORTENED_URL" alt="Image Description"> 

Replace SHORTENED_URL with the actual shortened URL you obtained from the URL shortening service.

Test the Image:

Make sure to test your HTML code to ensure that the image displays correctly using the shortened URL.