I can see them if I launch the hyperlink. Can others?

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    Yes, but why do you ask? Wouldn't it be better to make thumbnails and use a hyperlink as a thumbnail?
     
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    The internet is an equal opportunity source of frustration.
    It rewards and frustrates all equally.
    If the links work for you - they work for everyone. ( or should )
     
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    Sam, if I may put words into Kent's mouth, the links he posted are more descriptive of the content and take less time to process visually than the thumbnails would.

    For others who do not want to use a third party image facility, you can store the pictures in your album and reference them in your post as links like Kent has with his external images.
     
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    What am I missing: "It takes longer to look at a picture than click on a link"?
     
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    It takes longer for the average person to look at the miniature picture and click on it than it does to look at the text and click on it, if a decision has to be made.

    If you are going to click anyway, the times are the same. The time it takes to display either is a negligible difference.

    We can try to line up a couple of hundred random people and run them through a test or you can take my word for it. I was in charge of the Human Factors Research Group at Digital Equipment Corporation back in the 1980's and we did just such experiments. :)

    If we made the thumbnails 4 times as large, the average performance might go up since many people would find what they wanted without clicking.
     
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    Hmmmmmm; O.K. So I guess a picture is no longer worth a thousand words.
    Dang. This inflation is killin' me.
     
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    The key to this anomaly is that the pictures were pictures of words reduced to being too small to read. :eek:
     

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