Adding Many Pictures and Thumbnails to One Photo Capsule in HubPages

© 2011 by Aurelio Locsin.

A picture can add visual information that would otherwise require paragraphs of text. It can also add beauty and interest to your hubs. As an experienced hubber, you already know to use photo capsules if you want to add these graphics.

However, you may not know that each capsule can contain a nearly unlimited number of photos as shown by the example on the lower left. I am grateful to J.S. Matthew for showing me how to do this.

Multiple Photo Example

Click thumbnail to view full-size
White SwimsuitTahitian DancerCrossfit womanCrossfit manIn The ReedsFS-360041-41Shirtless with Wet Hair
White Swimsuit
White Swimsuit | Source
Tahitian Dancer
Tahitian Dancer | Source
Crossfit woman
Crossfit woman | Source
Crossfit man
Crossfit man | Source
In The Reeds
In The Reeds | Source
FS-36
FS-36 | Source
0041-41
0041-41 | Source
Shirtless with Wet Hair
Shirtless with Wet Hair | Source

1. Insert a photo capsule.

On the HubPages Assemble Your Capsules page, use either the Add More Capsules box or the Add toolbar to insert the capsule.

2. Click on the Edit button.

On the photo capsule, click the Edit button to display the window for that capsule.

3. Enter a Capsule Subtitle as needed.

Consider leaving this title blank so it does not interfere with the thumbnails.

5. Choose Thumbnail for the Display Style dropdown.

This option is the first usable control on the left of the capsule directly under the Capsule Subtitle.

6. Click the Upload, Import or My Photos tab.

These tabs let you choose a photo as follows:

  • Upload from your computer. Click the Choose Photos button to display a standard File dialog box. Navigate to the photo you want and double-click to add it to the capsule.
  • Import from a website. Enter the address of the website into the URL box and click the Import button to add the photo.
  • My Photos for pictures from your hubs. Click the photo you want to add.

The added picture appears to the right in the capsule. You can add as many photos as needed using a mix of methods. New graphics appear at the bottom of the capsule.

6. Enter additional options.

Type into the Name of the Source, Source URL and Caption as needed for each picture. Click a checkmark into the View Original Size on Click checkbox if you want to enable users to view the original photo sizes for all selections in the capsule.

7. Click the Save button.

Your capsule is saved and closed. The photo capsule displays the thumbnails for all your photos as well as the last selection in full size. The source, source URL and caption are displayed with each full-sized selection.

  • Click a thumbnail to display its associated picture.
  • Click the See All button on the full-sized picture to view a slide show.

If you enabled the View Original Size on Click checkbox, clicking on the full-sized photo displays it in its original form.

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Comments 16 comments

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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Great hub and suggestions.. however.. we must not forget that the ladies would also appreciate some eye candy as well. May I suggest you add a photo of Vin Diesel and we can call it even. :)


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duffsmom 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

Good information - thanks


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Voted Useful, UP and HOT!!!:)


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Kris Heeter 4 years ago from Indiana

Great information, thanks for sharing! I'll be bookmarking this one for future reference:)


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thank you all for visiting. Alas, Tammy, as much as I think Vin is hot, I didn't want to use celebrities for the sample.


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lin8t 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Thanks for posting this very useful info, I'm still new at this so this is going to come in very handy for me. Voted up!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Glad you liked it lin8t. Thanks for stopping by.


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molometer 4 years ago

This is very useful information.

It keeps the pictures neater, to have them in one capsule.

Looks much better too.

Voted up interesting and useful SHARING on Facebook


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Ian Dabasori Hetr 4 years ago from Papua New Guinea

New Skill for me. Voted up and useful.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

I'm glad you found this worthwhile. Thanks for stopping by.


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Dale Hyde 4 years ago from Tropical Paradise on Planet X

Great and informative hub, as usual, Alocsin! I am always grateful to pick up useful information that I can apply to my own hubs! Thanks! Voted up, interesting and useful!


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

A great hub. Very useful for new hubbers. I only just recently figured out how to do this.

This is going to help a lot of new members.

voting up


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

I'm glad you both found it useful. Thanks for stopping by.


bri36 4 years ago

Yes this is very useful to me and no doubt zilions of other hubbers that are trying to get better at what we do. Thanks for the great hub. Yes I voted^


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thanks for stopping by.


bri36 4 years ago

you bet I will be looking for more cool stuff from you this is great help for me and others who are finally getting a solid chance to make it work. Thanks

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