I searched the forums for a way to make an image link open up in a new tab and didn't find my answer. The question was asked more than once so I think others are wanting to do it to.
I figured it out! So I thought I would post it here so it will show up on forum searches. (I don't know where else to post it.)
I inserted my image through add media.
I set the link URL to none.
Then, while I was viewing the text of my entire page in Visual mode, I selected my picture just like I would select text that I wanted to link.
I clicked on insert/edit link, pasted in my URL and selected it to open in a new tab.
The blog I need help with is esivy.wordpress.com.