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Pinning on Pinterest

In addition to repinning items you find on the Pinterest site, you can also pin images you find on the web—or those stored on your own computer.

Pin an Item from a Web Page

To pin an image you find on a web page, all you need is that page’s web address.

  1. From any Pinterest page, click the + button in the lower right corner.
  2. Click Pin from a Website to display the Pin from a Website panel.

  3. Enter the web address (URL) of the page you want to pin into the bottom text box.
  4. Click the Next button.

  5. Pinterest now displays all images found on the selected web page. Mouse over the image you want to pin and click the Pin It button to open the Pick a Board panel.

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  6. Enter a short (500 characters or less) text description of or comment on this image into the Add a Description box.
  7. Click the board to which you want to pin this image, or click Create a Board to pin the image to a new board. The image is now pinned to that board.

Upload a Pin from Your Computer

You can also create new pins from images stored on your computer.

  1. From any Pinterest page, click the + button in the lower right corner.
  2. Click Upload a Pin to display the Upload a Pin panel.

  3. Click the Choose Image button to display the Open window.

  4. Navigate to and select the image file you want to upload.
  5. Click the Open button.

  6. The image is now uploaded, and Pinterest displays the Pick a Board panel. Enter a description for this item into the Add a Description box.
  7. Click the board to which you want to pin this image, or click Create a Board to pin the image to a new board. The image is now pinned to that board.

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