Linking to online images + showing the picture


#1

I tried to find earlier postings, and I think I did find one, but oddly enough, nobody responded.
So, let’s try again.

Instead of attaching images to records I would like to add the link to online photo’s. I know I can add a link to a photo (URL), but it won’t show the picture, just the URL!

Is this possible in Airtable?


#2

This isn’t possible in Airtable, and I don’t think it’s something they would add based on their business model. It would constitute a workaround of attachment storage limits that still required Airtable’s servers to bear the brunt of the load in showing you the images you wish to link to, without attaching - their servers would still have to pull and resolve the data making up the image to display it in your table.

Is there a particular reason you’d want to do this, other than avoiding data limits?


#3

No, it’s just data limit.
Adding photo’s to records means the database gets unnecessary big.

For example, when you add photo’s (600x600) to music albums, it will take 100k per picture average. A thousand records means 100Mb.
I would like to avoid that.