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2008-12-05 14:40:26
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There are a couple of ways to upload images on Elftown.

Upload it as your photo or image - Go to your house and press Upload a new (or delete current) photo. This is good for images that you want there, but you can also use the images on wiki-pages, messages and so on (See img). The drawback is that the image will be resized to a maximum of 500 pixels wide. If you use the image on a wiki-page later, it's a good idea to write what it is in () behind it. Like this
<img:img/photo/1_1175415489.jpg>(Photo of Hedda)
Note that there is no space before the ()! This will make the image's file-name much nicer (unless there is already a file with exactly that name on Elftown).

Upload a folder of images - Go to your house and press "upload a folder of images" on top. There you can both upload a single photo or an entire archive of photos. The photo(s) will be placed on a new wiki-page that you decide the name of. The only problem is that huge archives often fail to be uploaded. Just try again if this happens! This is the best way to upload many photos or a photo that you don't want resized.

Upload art - Go to your house and press "Upload art" on top. This is the best option if you have a big interesting image that you want comments on. The "Upload a folder of images" works too, but this button will list the image on one of your gallery-pages.

Upload to a wiki-page - You have a button "Upload a file" to the right of wiki-pages. It might be simpler than "Uploading a folder of images" if you want to extend a wiki-page with a photo, but otherwise it has no benefit over that method. You'll get the code to use the image at the end of the wiki-form, but you should move it to where you want it in the wiki-page, and maybe add "300" like <img300:stuff/imagename.jpg>, to make the image smaller. You don't have to submit the wiki-page to copy and use the code in messages, your diary or what-ever.

Upload it elsewhere - You can use images from another server on Elftown, but it isn't recommended, because if mostly results in pages with broken images. Use the "Upload a folder of images" button in your house and upload the image to Elftown before using it here!




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2008-11-28 [Hedda]: Upload art isn't implemented just yet.

I changed the bad recommendation about using images from elsewhere. That just leads to broken images, which is quite annoying.

2008-12-03 [JaeMarix]: Just noticed the upload art button, Hurray for new things to click!! ;)
Been wondering if there was a way to upload my photos little by little as opposed to a bulk folder of images

2008-12-04 [Hedda]: You should make an index-page for your photos and then it's easy to add new wiki-pages with photos onto that.

And I should write some documentation on how to do this... <img:stuff/sh-gif.gif>

And I should fix the way Uploading a folder of Image work when it puts the photos on separate pages.

2008-12-04 [Hedda]: [JaeMarix]: You also have an "upload a file"-button to the right of wiki-pages now.

2008-12-04 [JaeMarix]: Now that makes my day! I am much obliged good sir ^.^

2008-12-05 [Hedda]: Fixed. Thanks!

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