Picture of How to add pictures to your account
I've noticed that many here have trouble loading images (and i had trouble too when i first joined) so i created this to help all ya out there.

Step 1: Go to you main page

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>you can access your main page by clicking "you"

I tried uploading my picture but it didn't have the whole picture.
ok im getting very irritated. i have immages in my library. how do i put it as my dp???????? nothing seems to work.
-Sting-7 years ago
Hi, Every time i try add a picture to my library this comes up:

ERROR 500: com.instructables.exception.UnknownTypeException: Cannot determine type of Authorable; 'type' is 'null'

com.instructables.exception.UnknownTypeException: Cannot determine type of Authorable; 'type' is 'null'
at com.instructables.webapp.edit.AuthorableForm.configureStrategy(AuthorableForm.java:351)
at com.instructables.webapp.edit.AuthorableForm.setType(AuthorableForm.java:145)
at com.instructables.webapp.edit.AuthorableForm.load(AuthorableForm.java:165)
at com.instructables.servlet.ActionServlet.fillFormBeanAndValidate(ActionServlet.java:213)
at com.instructables.servlet.ActionServlet.prepare(ActionServlet.java:190)
at com.instructables.servlet.ActionServlet.doGet(ActionServlet.java:279)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:115)
at com.instructables.servlet.InstructHttpServlet.service(InstructHttpServlet.java:37)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:92)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletFilterChain.doFilter(ServletFilterChain.java:106)
at com.caucho.filters.GzipFilter.doFilter(GzipFilter.java:218)
at com.instructables.filter.FilterWrapperFilter.doFilter(FilterWrapperFilter.java:54)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70)
at com.instructables.filter.SecurityFilter.doFilter(SecurityFilter.java:164)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70)
at com.instructables.filter.HibernateSessionRequestFilter.doFilter(HibernateSessionRequestFilter.java:71)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.WebAppFilterChain.doFilter(WebAppFilterChain.java:173)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229)
at com.caucho.server.http.HttpRequest.handleRequest(HttpRequest.java:274)
at com.caucho.server.port.TcpConnection.run(TcpConnection.java:511)
at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.runTasks(ThreadPool.java:520)
at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.run(ThreadPool.java:442)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:595)

Why isn't it working?
umm when i clik on you button and scroll down there is no upload files or even the explore or contribute thing. i already have a image in my library but i cant transfer it to my picture ting.please help
hey, i worked it out the hard way - this helped a lil. the contribute thing has been moved up top with "you" so up top on that orange bar look to the right it has contribute click the down button and then upload pic - browse and it goes to your pictures
Nopie8 years ago
okay, how the hell is dangerous? and what the hell is it doing in my group if its not? im sorry, but this has to go.
Let me ask you this... How do people get the cool "mouse over and lightbox sorta script" over their pics. That one has befuddled me for months.
the instructables editor does that. Once you've uploaded an image, you can "edit" it, dragging rectangles and providing text for the mouse-over events.
something (author)  westfw8 years ago
how do you do that
westfw8 years ago
Heh. You make a nice instructable, and what happens? They go and move the "upload files" link to a different page!
Junkernaut8 years ago
How do i change my icon picture?
If you have a photo in your library already, just go to the top menu, click the triangle next to "You" and click "Update photo"
They need to allow you to switch back to just the plain image.
dragontail8 years ago
I can't delete any of my pics for some reason :S just gives me an error 401... Any help guys?
something (author)  dragontail8 years ago
that happens to me too(as in also)
Junkernaut8 years ago
zofo3008 years ago
zofo3008 years ago
wtf is that giant truck rake tank thing? (4th pic) that things awsome
something (author)  stonehenge3608 years ago
that is the army's bomb disposal truck. the rake is to shovel exploseves
dcshoeco338 years ago
this would have helped me out a couple months ago lol but yeah i figured it all out like around the same time
ewilhelm8 years ago
Thanks for your help! Not all of our features are obvious, but we're trying to make it easier. PS - new features are due out tomorrow! Keep your fingers crossed.
animated GIFs?
westfw8 years ago
Alas, I think most peoples' difficulties lie in TAKING good pictures for instructables, rather than in merely uploading them.
something (author)  westfw8 years ago
mabey but i have yet to do an instructable on that