On 03/15/2016 01:09 PM, will48 wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to know how to create a hyperlinked image with Gimp. I have seen 
> a
> video demonstrating how to do it using photoshop, so I would like to know how 
> to
> do it with Gimp.
> Firstly, can I say that I don't want to create an image map. I just want to
> apply a hyperlink to a single image.
> Secondly, I'm a Wordpress user, so yes I know it's easy to link to a single
> image in the text dialogue box, but I want to embed/fix a permanet link to an
> image that can be downloaded and shared with the link remaining active.
> Finally, I would really appreciate any help and assistance with this question.

Old Chinese proverb:  "That is no problem, it is impossible."

When a web browser or other HTML aware program downloads a document
that contains instructions to display pictures (via IMG tags in the
HTML document), it requests the said images from the web server and
displays them as part of the rendered page.

If the IMG tag is nested inside a hyperlink (HREF tag) in the HTML
document, that image becomes a "clickable link."  Javascript can be
involved in cases where different images are called every time the
page is loaded, for fade-in effects etc., or in response to a user
command - but again, the images themselves do not contain links or
web addresses.

In theory, an image file could have a hyperlink embedded in its
metadata as a comment field.  In theory, web browsers could read and
interpret a hyperlink embedded in an image.  But in practice, none
do.  I don't even know of a proposal for this.

The closest approximation I can think of would be to include a short
URL in the visible content of the image, enabling users to key in
the indicated address.

Searching the Internet, I do find "how to" articles by people who
seem to confuse creating image maps - HTML code for making specific
parts of images displayed /by/ a particular web page clickable links
via code in the HTML document - with embedding links in the image
files themselves.  I would guess this is click-bait hastily
assembled by someone who does not understand HTML, cutting and
pasting from other articles.

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