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How To Create Links in Pictures and Graphics

Here's an example of an office below which has hyper-links and labels built right into the image.

Feel free to go ahead and click around.  If you're interested, let me know by leaving a comment below and I'll give you the instructions on how to create these "hotspots" and "Hyper-Links" in your own images, graphics, and pictures.  It's easy and it's free. There are 28 in the one below, can you find them all?

TIP: For ActiveRain users ONLY
You'll have to use the "CTRL KEY+ Mouse Click" to open these links in a seperate tab or window.

Imagine All The Ways You Could Use Something Like This
IE: Banners, Headers, Footers, Email Signatures, Home and Office Tours, and that’s just the beginning…

What about these ideas for some additional uses:

  • Layouts for Facebook, Groups, Multiply, and hundreds of other social networking sites
  • Blog and web site headers and navigational bars or sitemaps
  • Website applications like advertisements (ads) and forum signatures
  • Navigational features like schematics, floor plans, blue prints, diagrams and flow charts
  • City, County, and Country maps.  Also clickable homes, store locators, and so much more...

I can see where this could and will be very useful for someone wanting to accomplish more with their pictures, images, and graphics.  Using this tool and technology will work on any image or graphic of your choice.

 

     

"Learn More. Get More. Do More. Be More."

Comment balloon 58 commentsBrad Andersohn • February 23 2013 05:47PM

Comments

This is amazing.  I would like to learn more about how to do this!  It looks like a good topic for some tutorials.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 7 years ago

Why am I not able to see anything except a scroll bar??

Posted by Peggy Wester, Real Estate Agent Ozaukee & Washington County (Realty Executives Integrity) over 7 years ago

Brad, I'm never adverse to learning a new technique to help with our marketing.  Lay it on us :)

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com) over 7 years ago

This is very interesting and I can't wait to hear more.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 7 years ago

Brad- you were the first one to teach me about blogging and SEO so I'm ready for more!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 7 years ago

Peggy, I couldn't see it in IE either but am now on Chrome and can see it. 

 

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) over 7 years ago

Brad,

This is exactly what I am looking for to let people go to blogs I have for different neighborhoods!  So excited.  Please send me info on how to do it.  

Hope all is well.  I haven't seen or read your posts in a while! 

DeeDee

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) over 7 years ago

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 7 years ago

Thank you, Dee Dee!!

Posted by Peggy Wester, Real Estate Agent Ozaukee & Washington County (Realty Executives Integrity) over 7 years ago

Okay way cool! I thought you meant one link in a picture and I thought "well I know that". Ha. So okay....tell me how. 

Posted by Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M (Rooms With Style) over 7 years ago

Thanks everyone for your comments and for checking this out.
I'll go ahead and send you the tutorial via your AR profiles right away as promised.
Have a great rest of the weekend :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 7 years ago

I am intrigued Brad this is amazing. How can I learn to do this?

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) over 7 years ago

Brad, This is fascinating...I would love more info! By the way, I only found 26 of the 28...

 

Posted by Diana Zaccaro, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida (Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp) over 7 years ago

that is so cool.. of course i want to know how to do it.. i MUST do that on my website!!!

 

i could only find 23... :)

Posted by Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC, Selling the Upstate since 1989 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner) over 7 years ago

Diana - haha~ didn't think anyone was really counting... you're right, there's only 26 in this one.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 7 years ago

Brad I too would love to learn the technique.   Since I use many photos this will be useful.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 7 years ago

Brad, you are the man!  I too would love to have the link to figure this linking process out...thanks!

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) over 7 years ago

I would love to read the tutorials for this process. Thank you.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 7 years ago

Brad, count me in.  I'd like to know how do to these links.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 7 years ago

Count me in, Brad.  Tell me more!

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) over 7 years ago

Brad, would love to learn--please send

Posted by Barbara Moore over 7 years ago

Brad, very helpful and informative. THank you for your contribution to a better marketing campaign.

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc.) over 7 years ago

Hi Brad,

This is great information..you always supply the best tutorials! I want to learn more..count me in!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 7 years ago

Very interesting, Brad.  I think I only found 24.  Of course, I'd be putting the links on the floor LOL.  Great ideas on where to implement. 

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 7 years ago

I would really like to know how to create HOT SPOTS

Posted by Ray Stockwell, Director of Marketing (ZipperAgent) over 7 years ago

Congrats on another great post!  So helpful and I can see why kathy included it this week!  Thanks again

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 7 years ago

Brad, I would like to know how to do this.

Posted by Jim Basquette, CRS, CNE, GRI, e-Pro, CLHMS, PSA (Basquette Group of Huff Realty) over 7 years ago

Way to go Brad!  The new adage is "A Picture is Worth a Trillion Words".  Yes, please share that knowledge with me?

Posted by Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida (Florida Supreme Realty) over 7 years ago
I'm catching a plane to southern California today, I'll send you the instructions as soon as I get to my hotel. Thanks all :-)
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 7 years ago

Brad, Will look forward to receiving the tutorial on this...much appreciated!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 7 years ago

whoooa Brad, that is really something!  This is sooooo neat!  Please add me to your list of tutorial receivers.

Posted by Bruce Hicks, Your Lifetime Friend/Helper! (Best Homes Hawaii) over 7 years ago

Brad, please please send me the information on how to do this. Thanks

Posted by Bill Price, ABR, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, REW, SFR, TAH, TRLP (B & K Realty, LLC) over 7 years ago

Thanks Brad - very cool.  I would love the instructions for this.

Posted by Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate (Baird & Warner Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Brad...please count me in.  I really like the idea of this and can put it to good use.  Thanks.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055) over 7 years ago

I counted 24! What's with the wine storage? lol Please count me in for the instructions. Thanks, Brad!

Posted by Nina Rogoff, Sells Real Estate! (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 7 years ago

I love the idea of "clicking on the door" to see a virtual tour.  Gotta work on that now.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 7 years ago

Talk about a distraction!  I spent over an hour following your links and reading.  The information was GREAT.  Thanks ahead of time for sending me instructions.

Posted by Sandra Scott, REALTOR of Choice! Payson, Pine & Strawberry, AZ (DPR Realty) over 7 years ago

Thanks Brad!  I look forward to receiving the instructions.  

Posted by Suzanne Hinton, Overland Park KS Real Estate (ReMax Premier Realty) over 7 years ago

OK, I should be all caught up here. Each of you should have received a response via your AR profile and email. If you didn't receive it, (and you asked in the comments), please let me know if I missed you. NO ONE GETS LEFT BEHIND.... 

It's too beautiful of a day, I'm headed out to the pool now.   :)

fyi... while there are a ton of hotspots in this photo, none are currently linked...  lol~

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 7 years ago

 

   I'm interested.

 

Posted by John J. Woods, Going where no man has gone before - wouldn't you? (Big Dog Press, LLC) over 7 years ago

I'd love to know how to do it too!

Posted by Connie Betz, Top Omaha Realtor - Omaha Homes for Sale (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate) over 7 years ago

BRAD - How cool is that?  You are amazing as usual!   Your neglecting friend needs the help also -

Hugs,

Dagny

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Very helpful as I often forget to do this thanks for the reminder

Posted by Charles Stallions Property Manager, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services) over 7 years ago

Missy@MissyCaulk.com 

Thanks Brad, I have a new blog, just starting to build a platform for the book. 

http://MelissaCaulk.com  would love for you to check it out and subscribe. 

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 7 years ago

Brad,

Please teach me how to do this.

Posted by John Chaump (RE/MAX Advantage) over 7 years ago

This looks like a great way to create more backlinks to other posts! Thanks for the info.

Posted by Phil Caulfield, I Get The Loans Done That The Big Banks Don't! (Cardinal Financial Company, Limited Partnership) over 7 years ago

I would love to receive the instructions. Please send!!!

Posted by Sabrina Solesbee, Sabrina Solesbee (Solesbee Group) over 7 years ago

Hi Brad, nice to see you online as always. Sure would love the tips. Thanks in advance

Posted by Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay (Golden Gate Sotheby's International) about 7 years ago
Hi Brad, I would love to receive the tutorial on this. Please, please. :)
Posted by Karen Winters, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff, Chicago, IL (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Koenig Rubloff Realty Group - Chicago, IL) about 7 years ago

Brad, it would be very nice to make woke something like that on my website. I like to get the instruction if you still offering them.

Thanks in advance.

Posted by Venancio Gonzalez, Longview WA Real Estate Broker - 360-751-4001 (Windermere Kelso/Longview) about 7 years ago

Sure Venancio, you got it. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 7 years ago
Looks interesting to me. I am also interested in understanding the control click glitch. How do you fix this?
Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com) about 7 years ago

Here due to Cheryls repost (thanks Cheryl)! Very nice timing too since we are just starting with Snagit.

Posted by Larry & Jacque Ficek, Realtors - Wasilla Alaska (Alaska Dream Makers) about 7 years ago

Brad, thanks and yes please send me the instructions this is soooo cool!!  Thank You!

Please count me in for the instructions. Thanks, Brad! - See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/3634475/how-to-create-links-in-pictures-and-graphics#sthash.EXhiE2ao.dpuf
Thanks Brad!  I look forward to receiving the instructions. - See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/3634475/how-to-create-links-in-pictures-and-graphics#sthash.KPVaZZrQ.dpuf
Thanks Brad!  I look forward to receiving the instructions. - See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/3634475/how-to-create-links-in-pictures-and-graphics#sthash.KPVaZZrQ.dpuf
Thanks Brad!  I look forward to receiving the instructions. - See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/3634475/how-to-create-links-in-pictures-and-graphics#sthash.KPVaZZrQ.dpuf
Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) about 7 years ago

Cheryl - the CTRL+Click is just an AR thing, it works fine on any other site, blog, or online platform. AR limits the use of HTML and CSS formats unlike Wordpress, Blogger, Tumblr, Posterous and many others.

 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 7 years ago

Brad, 

You never cease to amaze me with all your tipsand willingness to share. I would love to know how to do this!  Thank you!!!!

Posted by Robert & Jani Bielenberg, Centennial, Colorado, CRS, GRI,e-PRO (Bielenberg & Associates) about 7 years ago

I would like to have the instructions to do this. Thank you for all the knowledge you give us.

Posted by Deanne Olivas, Your Home Matters (eXp Realty) about 7 years ago

Thanks everyone for all the interest in creating hotspots and links in images.

I just had to see and find out for my self if anyone was even reading my blog here on AR and more importantly, if I was providing any content worthy of your readership and interest?  Thanks for all the wonderful personal notes and letters, emails, and calls.  You made me feel warm and fuzzy all over! :-)

So for the rest of you reading this, you'll find a tutorial and instructions on how to do this here:
Creating-hotspot-links-on-pictures-is-this-EASY

Thanks again, I appreciate your comments, love that your enjoying and able to use this stuff, and most of all, I value and appreciate your friendships and our relationships both business and personal. God bless and thanks again.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 7 years ago

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