How to Add Pictures to Your Account

Introduction: 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

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

Step 2: Scoll Down

>Scroll down the page
>in the bottom left hand corner you'll see "upload files"
>click it

Step 3: Get the Pics

>Click "browse" and go to the file where your "instructables" pictures are

Step 4: Select Files and Upload

>After selecting all files click "up load"

>you should come to a screen that has a triangle with an ! in the center of it

Step 5: You're Done

>Now you can make your instructable more clear and grow as a person.

Step 6: Need Great Pictures??? is constantly uploading pictures and will have some great ones.

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    ok im getting very irritated. i have immages in my library. how do i put it as my dp???????? nothing seems to work.

    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(
    at com.instructables.webapp.edit.AuthorableForm.setType(
    at com.instructables.webapp.edit.AuthorableForm.load(
    at com.instructables.servlet.ActionServlet.fillFormBeanAndValidate(
    at com.instructables.servlet.ActionServlet.prepare(
    at com.instructables.servlet.ActionServlet.doGet(
    at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(
    at com.instructables.servlet.InstructHttpServlet.service(
    at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(
    at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletFilterChain.doFilter(
    at com.caucho.filters.GzipFilter.doFilter(
    at com.instructables.filter.FilterWrapperFilter.doFilter(
    at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(
    at com.instructables.filter.SecurityFilter.doFilter(
    at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(
    at com.instructables.filter.HibernateSessionRequestFilter.doFilter(
    at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(
    at com.caucho.server.webapp.WebAppFilterChain.doFilter(
    at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(
    at com.caucho.server.http.HttpRequest.handleRequest(
    at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.runTasks(

    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

    1 reply

    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


    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.

    3 replies

    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.

    Heh. You make a nice instructable, and what happens? They go and move the "upload files" link to a different page!

    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.

    I can't delete any of my pics for some reason :S just gives me an error 401... Any help guys?

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