I have dragged my image into my root folder and then press insert image. The image appears in dreamweaver, but when i try to view in browser a box with a red x appears. I have the image labeled as fid_920-210. I know it's something simple that I am doing wrong, but what? Thank you for your help.
Root relative links will not work in preview unless you have enabled PREFERENCES > Preview in Browser > Use temporary files. Is there a reason why you are using a root relative link for that image rather than the more usual document relative link?
This is how it was inserted when i uploaded to dreamweaver. I placed the image into my root folder and found it when i pressed insert image. Is this an incorrect method? Which is the best method to do this?
Which DW are you using? In CS6, there is an option on the Insert image panel that will allow you to select root relative or document relative. If you set that option to root relative then that's what you got.
You can fix what you have very easily by just changing this -
to this -
but I thought you said you dragged the image into the root folder? This link implies that you dragged it into the images folder.
I'm using CS6. After pressing insert image I can select photo. At the bottom it asks where i would like the photo relative to. Instead up selecting site root should i select document? What I did was modify the photo in Photoshop save it to my image file (basic file I store all images) then dragged that image to an image file located in my root folder.
then dragged that image to an image file located in my root folder.
You mean you dragged it to an "image" folder located in the root folder I assume.... That is consistent with the code you showed.
Instead up selecting site root should i select document?
Yes. For normal operation, always select 'document'. You would only select "root" if you had a reason to do so, and usually those don't arise unless you are using server-side includes.