We’ll give it some thought or perhaps an alternative.
There are a few issues. Embedding images from outside sources opens up a couple of *potential* issues. Embedding huge images [both in size and/or dimension] can result in a page loading slowly and/or the page getting all out of whack. Linking can also cause massage page hits for the source. This isn’t always a great thing if the site on the other end either can’t handle the traffic or doesn’t want images linked/embedded on external sites.
Trying to be good Internet citizens as well as providing a good experience for the community.