I come to you for help (embedding images)

I’ve been searching around but can’t seem to find out how to send a google email and put a picture in the middle of it
for example, of www.geocities.com/san_diego_james/dino.png, I want the actual image to apear in the email.
I know that someone here must know the answer. I didn’t know who else to ask, but I wan’t to be able to send emails with my blender works appearing in the body of the emails.

For one, don’t use geocities. You can’t directly link to their images.

Replace geocities link to image with this one:


Oh look. A 300 year old dinosaur.

Thanks BigBad, very helpful.

As far as geocities, most of my blender work that I post on this forum is linked to geocities, so I thought it would work in an email also. I wish google had the little image button like this forum.

@damir: Thanks for taking the time to do that, but how would I get the image itself to appear in the email?

Geocities is Satan! Praise Allah!

Then what is Allah?

Short answer: You can’t.

Email is typically sent in two versions these days: plain old ASCII text and HTML-formatted markup. If you want to show the image you’ll need to use HTML in the usual way.

<img src="http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/5598/dinodo4.png">

You’ll notice that the image is hotlinked --it is not actually embedded with the email.

Long answer: Well, yeah, you can…

It is also possible to store the image in the email itself (and it has been a long time since I’ve looked at information on doing this, so…) you’ll need to MIME-encode it into a base64 block (which is basically just more text inserted somewhere in your message, usually at the end). If you do it right a good number of graphical email readers will recognize it as an image and automagically decode it.

Hope this helps.