Sorry for a new thread, but I was not able (allowed?) to add comments to any of the existing threads. I pushed the buttons but nothing happened. Anyway, here's the deal. I've seen several comments that the original plan to only show "secondary images" to pro accounts has been reversed, and that now all accounts will be able to view all images. I guess that depends on your definition of "view". Currently I can only view thumbnails of ANY images -- I have no idea what you mean by "secondary" images. Even instructables I looked at two days ago now have no large (useful) images. What gives? It's bad enough that I no longer can save the PDFs, but this make the whole site worthless. I'm ready to drop my membership and stop being a fan on facebook, because as of yesterday your posts and emails are spam to me.

Posted by AdHd 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I frequently upload images that look right to me, but that are rotated on instructables. Is it possible either for )instructables to recognize exif information or )for instructables to implement a rotate-r? muchos gracias! *

Posted by stasterisk 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


For some reason whenever i go into an instructable the pictures arnt working can anyone help/explain that?

Posted by ich bin ein pyro 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

custom image

I have made an image on microsoft word to use as the image for my profile, when i update it shows a link and not my image. what am i doing wrong? and how can i upload my image?

Posted by King_Banana 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Main Image?

I'm trying to upload a video and everytime I do it tells me that I do not have a main image. I have a profile picture but don't know what else that would mean?

Asked by leah.skelton 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Profile Image

Maybe it's just me, but I'm noticing their is a LOT of people with no profile image. I would love to find and/or make a profile image for somebody who needs one or wants a different one. I'll go as far to design it from scratch, or you can just have me put your username on it, or if your lazy I can just find a really neat one on the internet for you. If you want me to design one for you but don't have specific specifications for how you want it, you can simply leave a comment telling me some of your interests, and I'll try to find one that will represent you well. If you don't want to leave a comment, feel free to PM me.

Posted by LoneWolf 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Image Bug?

Last night there was a bad image bug.. every image said it Wasn't Found. It is OK now, but kiteman said other where having the problem, and they still might. I don't get it... not found?

Posted by Atomman 9 years ago

pdf images

Just today, I am no longer able to see images in pdf versions of the instructable, the images are still there for individual viewing though!

Posted by lehmannheinz 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

'Image not found'

On some instructables and avatars and other things alike the images are saying 'Image not found'. I don't know if this is a bug or not, but any help?

Posted by Hiyadudez 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Image not found

I'm working on a new instructable, and today I'm not seeing a lot of the images. They worked fine, yesterday. Today, I'm seeing "Image not found".

Posted by jdege 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Hero Images?

One thing that I like the most in instructables site is the amazing hero images at contest section. Can you make a tutorial of how to make images like that?

Asked by GhazInstruct 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Uploading images Answered

When you post a comment and you choose images from your library, is it possible to get images from the internet or do you have do upload from your computer?

Asked by FrenchFrog 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

No Images in PDFs

When I click the PDF link on an Instructable, the resulting file doesn't seem to contain any of the associated images.

Posted by jah5150 10 years ago

Image notes

I have found a little bug that is very frustrating to me. The issue is with trying to see the image notes from an instructable. I have noticed that when you hold your cursor over an image, a box comes up that has the name of the step that the picture is on. The problem is that this box covers up the image note that I’m trying to read. I have to move the cursor off of the picture and then hold the cursor on a part of the image that does not have any notes until the box shows up, then go to a image note to read.  Fixing this issue will be greatly appreciated.

Posted by shaggs31 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

no notes on images?

When I make an instructable I can never make those yellow note-boxes that appear on images. I drag my mouse on the image like you should (yea I'm using the correct image...) but it just gives me a little circle with slash through it symbol as my mouse. is this a firefox problem?

Posted by berky93 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Image maps

I was wondering if someone can tell me how create image maps. I noticed that some of the instructables have images with rectangular areas, which one can click on to get more information. I want to know, how to do it. Thanks so much.

Posted by kabira 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

JPEG images

My JPEGimages keep changing to GIFimages after I have Uploaded them. HELP!!!!!

Posted by SLDxRaPiiDZz 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Images in the Instructions

To whom this may concern, an administrator or another customer/user of this site, I have a free account, and i know that i can't do things like download pdf's, though i didn't have a problem going through each page and read online, though now, i'm unable to see the multiple images concerning each section of instruction pertaining to the demonstration of the instructions, My questions is: has the free account been demoted by taking away the image viewing privileges?

Posted by thewildnative 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

profile images

(sunday june 13, 2010. 23:46 pst) just happened to notice that if you update your profile picture it removes all previous viewable pictures (shown as thumbnails under your main profile pic) and replaces it with the most current selected. not sure if this is intended. I kind of liked seeing older pictures, but can see how this way is cleaner too.

Posted by mikeasaurus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Image Problems

Hey everyone, I just joined today. I was working on my first instructable, I tried to uplad an animated gif I made showing what it does. Well the gif is bugging out, and I can't figure out how to delete it from my library. So two questions: 1. Can animated gif's be uploaded somehow that won't mess them up? 2. How can I delete things from my library? PS: Is this the right place to post this?

Posted by oshihari 9 months ago  |  last reply 6 months ago

Edit Images Profile/Images Not Working

Edit profile image and accessing available images in library are not currently working. Click and nothing happens From any URL it decides to land me on still get same issue Browser: Chrome Ver 55 OS: Win 10 HTTPS, but requested an insecure script ''. This request has been blocked; the content must be served over HTTPS. In addition I'm getting Javascript Errors and Mixed Content Warnings http/https Uncaught ReferenceError: ibles is not defined     at child.showDesktopUploader (member-3461ed7a.js:2)     at Object. (member-3461ed7a.js:2)     at c (base-desktop-bs2-0e06bd33.js:2)     at Object.add [as done] (base-desktop-bs2-0e06bd33.js:2)     at Object.fetchUploaderScripts (base-desktop-bs2-0e06bd33.js:16)     at Array. (base-desktop-bs2-0e06bd33.js:16)     at c (base-desktop-bs2-0e06bd33.js:2)     at Object.add [as done] (base-desktop-bs2-0e06bd33.js:2)     at Object.fetchUploaderTemplates (base-desktop-bs2-0e06bd33.js:16)     at Object.fetchUploader (base-desktop-bs2-0e06bd33.js:16)

Posted by MrRedBeard 2 years ago

Adding Text to an Image

I am going to be entering one of the competitions and would like to know how I add text to describe the image? I can see you can place a text box onto the image but will that be on the image once published? How do people get the text to read below the image? Thanks for the help.

Posted by FingerSweets 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Incorrect Thumbnail image

In my Quik Shawl (Chop) Stick the thumbnail image is incorrect.  I deleted that image from my library on Jan 5, 2014; before publishing the instructable today.  I had made many versions since I deleted the current Thumbnail image.  Yet it is appearing as the thumbnail.  I do not want that image as the first image seen.  The cover image should be the Thumbnail image. I am using Window XP. Firefox ESR 24.2.0 I just remembered during the editing of the instructable I clicked the Try The New Editor! button.  After I finished making edits and closed the instructable then went back in for edits I was no longer using the new editor.  Thank you in-advance for your help.

Posted by ezman 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Image note bug

It seems anybody can leave image notes on anybody's forum images. I haven't checked project images.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Image Notes Misaligned

I added image notes to a photo via Firefox 4 on this page:  It's the 3rd photo.  The boxes are all in the wrong place, shifted upward, when viewed on the Instructable.  However, n the editor, they're perfectly aligned.

Posted by lincomatic 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

image upload unavailable

I have been trying to upload photos since yesterday. It just says unable, due to server maintenance.

Posted by SlickSqueegie 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Author image stuck?

I think my author image and stats card is stuck. I know it should probably be showing at least 100 more views than it currently is and it is not showing my change of avatar. Nothing huge, just thought it should be pointed out.

Posted by The Ideanator 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Annoying image bug

When I am looking at my image library as I write up a project, sometimes the enlarged thumbnails follow me around the page, stick, cover what I am trying to do, and won't go away until I click on another thumbnail and persuade it to "stick" somewhere less annoying.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Title in Primary Images

Dear Instructables Authors, Does anyone find the current trend of putting the title of an ible in the primary image as visually offending as I do? The format of the site puts the title right below the image in a concise and legible manner that doesn't interfere with the image of the project. Why clutter your image with unnecessary (often poorly chosen) typography? Please stop. Sincerely, Aesthetically Repulsed

Posted by Brooklyntonia 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Image quality problem

I take screen shots with Snagit and the files are just fine but whenever i upload them the quality drops considerably.  I've tried JPEG's and PNG's but they both produce the same result.  Normally i wouldn't care but the quality drop is so horrendous the data is unreadable.  I sent an email to support but they stopped responding after I informed them that both file types suck.  Even the provided capture is bad but hopefully you can tell the difference between the two.  Please help

Posted by mangomango 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Image Library Problem

Strange error when trying to do anything with some images.  Can't view the image library, upload excetera.  My IE 8 gives me this error: Webpage error details User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0; GTB6.4; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0) Timestamp: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 22:30:24 UTC Message: Expected identifier, string or number Line: 584 Char: 5 Code: 0 URI: If this means anything to someone...let me know! Dan

Posted by Nano_Burger 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Image Annotations Not Displaying

I am finding that I no longer see image annotations on Instructables. This happens regardless of browser, and is reproducible on two computers (both running Win 7). It does not seem to matter if I am logged in. The annotations are still present if I view my own Instructables in "Edit" mode, but I cannot see them when normally viewing my (or any other) Instructables. Is this a known issue?

Posted by LynxSys 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Uploaded image is not rotated

I uploaded several photos for my Instructable ( All were taken with my iPhone. One is in portrait mode. When I preview the photo with Irfanview on my PC it is correctly oriented. When I view the photo on Instructables it is rotated 90 degrees to the left. I infer that the iPhone puts some kind of rotation command in the file. Irfanview correctly handles this while the Instructables site does not. Cheers, Jim Schrempp

Posted by jschrempp 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Looking for an iconic Image

Hey, I'm hoping people here will be able to help me. I'm writing my final year design dissertation about making, hacking and modding culture and I'm looking for some really interesting, dynamic images to use.  I'm looking for images that you think sum up the culture of making and hacking. I'm really interested in seeing what people think the essence of the culture is all about. Preferably I'd like them to be your own images and high resolution as I'd love to put them into my dissertation.  thank you very much for any suggestions.

Posted by Monk 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Pixel by Pixel Image?

There are many uses for a pixel by pixel image generated using simple values, however there doesn't seem to be an easy way to do it.  I have used excel and its shading by value feature, but this isn't always the most effective method.  So assuming you have two coordinates and a value between 1 and 1000 (like a temp or rf intensity) how would one easily create an image from this data (array or matrix). Matlab or Mathematica? The goal is to make a kind of radio telescope that measures rf intensity with an arduino and then creates an image based on the values spread across a matrix.

Asked by seedorfj 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Image upload not working

Is something wrong with the image upload?  I've tried both Firefox and Internet Explorer; it lets me select the images I want to post, but then when I click "Upload Files," nothing happens.  No errors, no warnings, no progress bar, and obviously no image uploads, just sits there. OS: Windows 7 Browser: Firefox Browser: Internet Explorer Java: 6.0.310 (Java 6 build 31) Flash: 11.5.502.146

Posted by PeoplesCar 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago



Asked by graycreek 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

About image size

What are the maximum size and resolution for images ?Are images automatically resized on upload ?Thanks!

Asked by comprarmovil 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

instructable images not displaying

Hello, for the last couple of days images are not displaying when I'm on the instructable site. When I navagate down to the individual instructables the images are fine but no images display on the summary pages. I've tried Firefox and Safari on my Mac but both act the same way. I'm going to try from a PC and see if that works. This is annoying to say the least. \

Posted by craiglindley 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Help with uploading images?

I need help with uploading images to Instructables -- the wheel just keeps on spinning forever. I've had this problem on SuSE and Ubuntu... Can anyone help? Please?

Posted by threecheersfornick 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

problems uploading images?

It looks like image uploads are broken for me, is anyone else having problems? when i attempt to upload a new image it doesn't show up in my library, an old image (previously uploaded) is put in the preview area instead of the new one although it reports that the upload was successful.

Posted by jarv34 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Make image and project it? Answered

Hello everyone, I wanted for a while to make an image so that I can project but don't really know how to do it until recently I got this small like flashlight that actually projects an image.  Does anyone knows how to do it and the parts needed to build it. thanks

Asked by Chamburn 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

HTML Image Grabber?

I wish to be able to scrape an image from a webcomic with a html script so I can view the image offline at a later date or so I can view the webcomic when the site is blocked on a comic such as XKCD.

Asked by willywoozle 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Image Library Question

I want to add picts to an instructable, so I put them in my image library. I then add them to a new instructable. Do I have to keep them in my image library, or can I delete them after the instructable is published?

Posted by mrmath 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Problem with image notes

I added image notes to an instructable and everything looked fine while editing, but when I view the instructable they don't show up. They will show up on the steps w/ multiple pics, but only if I switch pictures. Any ideas?

Posted by tashiandmo 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Image Upload Problem

Is any one else having the problem with uploading Images. I can't upload anything, my internet is fine and I have broadband 5mb/sec

Posted by acer73 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Thumbnail not changing image

Within the last couple of days, images with additional thumbnails in instructables do not change when a different thumbnail is clicked. They highlight on mouse-over, but don't change the main image view when selected. This only started recently. Firefox 10.0.2, XP SP3

Posted by Philbert D 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

email images not displaying

I'm not getting images in my Instructables newsletter emails. Almost all of them are broken except for the We're Hiring graphic. The links in the image placeholders work. But without the images I'm not inspired, so I don't bother to click and follow the link. I have no problem with any other emails from other websites. I'm using Outlook 2007 on Windows Vista. (Please don't suggest using a different email program.) I've added Instructables to my "Safe Sender" list and "Safe Domain" list. What's going on?

Posted by PaulyG10657. 2 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Images uploaded to where?

I just uploaded 200MB of images for a new instructable, and I can't find them in "my library" or anywhere else for that matter. I used the new uploader, and I'm in Firefox 3.0.6 using no funny plugins. (no dragdrop or anything.) I've waited several minutes, since I figured there might be a delay for thumbnail generation or something, but I just can't find the images anywhere. What am I doing wrong?

Posted by Myself 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

no images? is it just me?

I don't know if this is just me, but I have a lot of problems viewing instructables on my computer in Firefox 3. I don't remember when this started because I use my boyfriends computer a lot, and his has no trouble with it. Thumbnails, images in the instructables themselves, and background images don't show up. Some of the text of the site is white and i can't see it without the background images, unless I select it. (also there is no problem in IE) I have tried deleting the browser cache and I've looked through FAQs but haven't found anything which works.

Posted by incessant_steph 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago