Photos not showing

I am trying to figure out why my photos are not showing when previewing instructable. I also cannot get it to format where I have separate pages of instructions. Please assist.

Posted by ralema69 5 years ago

Lost the ability to modify photos

Hi guys, I have lost the ability to modify a pic once uploaded on the website... B

Posted by BaptisteL8 1 year ago

Data Recovery for deleted Photos Android?

Hi Experts! I need to know what apps you've had good success with for data recovery (photos) accidentally deleted. The photos obviously have value but it's intrinsic not monetary so preferably free. The phone is a Samsung Galaxy S3, OS is up-to-date. Windows 7 if desktop software is preferred. Thanks!

Asked by ThorntonDonald 3 years ago

posting photos - how to get the nice pop-up?

Hello, I was wondering if there is a way to make body photo "pop out" like the main photos of a step.  Some of my image details could be better viewed using the pop-up, so I put them in the beginning section.  But the photos would fit better embedded in the flow of the instructions.  But images in embedded in the body don't have the pop-up function...they are the size they show up as on the page. Here's an example of what I mean: Just wondering about this. Thanks!

Posted by electronichamsters 3 years ago


We used to have a Haminex loadmatic 110E and then upgraded to a 35mm camera and have thousands of photos and negatives. Would like to be able to transfer them to the PC. What device do we need to do this, because we have little money we need something of good value for cheap.we have a DELLphoto924 is this useful or not ? thank you mulga and mary

Asked by stephenjscott 8 years ago

how do i post a picture of myself,i don't have a camera or cell phone?

I was asked to post a picture for this site and I don't know how to do that,and I am not on my computer.Mine need some cords or something

Asked by Sharon Young 6 years ago

Question about viewing Instructables

How can I consistently view full sized pics? The first time I viewed an instructable each step opened up with a fullsized pic. However since I signed up I get no pics or a tiny pic only slightly larger than the heading pics. Sorry but my eyesight isn't the best and I can't figure out half of what is going on in the pics. Mostly I consider them useless. Sort of why bother putting pics up if all I can see is the tiny icon photos. I changed my setting to open all the steps on one page. However, I get either the steps with pics just a tiny bit bigger than the previews or no pics. I know bigger pics are available because I see larger pics in the right hand previews. Thanks

Posted by villagecraftsmith 10 years ago

Why aren't my downloaded images showing up in my Instructable?

Hi! I posted several images per step on my Instructable, and only the first pictures in each step are showing up in the finished product. It's been a while since I've posted. Have the settings changed? Is there only one image allowed per step? Thanks so much- Laura This is the Instructable I am talking about:

Asked by a.laura.brody 6 months ago

Various Photos

Here are some photos that I took today, mainly because I was bored.

Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 10 years ago

Hobbsisepic's photos for January

This is my thread for my photos of January. For explanation see here: Photos as of the seventh:

Posted by ItsTheHobbs 7 years ago

Offensive photos

This "member" posted a comment and the link to his Instructables page contains lewd photos: cuckholddon Can you remove?

Posted by robbtoberfest 5 years ago

Cant mannage to upload my photos

Hi, I'm trying to submit my photos to your site, using the upload option, but the photos dont get uploaded. it says: image not found! Why is that??

Posted by taltula 9 years ago

Problem with adding photos

This is concerning the box "Click to ad Images". ONce images are added you can not add more until all the current photos are used or deleted. Makes it a hassle to add photos. I must use up all the previously added photos, Then I can add more. I have to go back and remove extra photos that I did not want to use but had to so I could add additional photos.

Posted by BeeAmaker 4 years ago

How can I arrange multiple Instructables photos? Answered

I'm working on an Instructable and need help with photos.  Two of the pages I'm working on currently contain four photos that I'd like to arrange in a square 2X2 arrangement with all the photos the same size, but I can't figure out how to influence the arrangement of the photos, it's just happening automatically. Thanks for helping! Dr. D

Asked by Dr. D 2 years ago

Missing Photos from Instructable

Can someone tell me why some of the photos of my instructable are not being displayed?

Posted by MaskMarvl 4 years ago

Posting photos of our inspiration

If we make something that was inspired by (for example) a costume in a movie, are we allowed to post a photo of our inspiration piece? I know that it says that images in our instructables must be our own, but I can't exactly take this photo myself. Should I just mention the piece I was re-creating, and let people search for a photo themselves if they would like to see it?

Posted by SnazzyBot 3 years ago

how can i change the cover photo to my instructable

How can i change the cover photo to my instructable? Is this even possible?  I would appreciate your help. :)

Asked by Team Dogoman RC 2 years ago

photos wont show up in slide show

I just published a slid show but the photos are not appearing dues anyone now why? Here is ling to my slide show.

Asked by benq 8 years ago

Adding photos to an instructable

I am trying to create my first instructable but I can't get my photos to load. The image numbers,such as P1010199.JPG show up at the bottom of the edit screen, but no pictures appear. What am I doing wrong?

Posted by alpratt 6 years ago

I can't seem to upload photos. None of the buttons work.

Tried clicking on multiple buttons on multiple pages. Nothing worked.

Asked by JulietteKC 1 year ago

All photos do not show

I created an Instructable today. It contains about 15 photos. Looking at the published page I only see the first set of thumbnails. I can't scroll to uncover more. Clicking a thumbnail does not enlarge it. Jim

Posted by jschrempp 6 years ago

Google photo links don't convert to images

I am creating an instructable (not my first) and I drop a link such as into it but it isn't converted to the image, in the preview it remains as a link. Does the image only display on publishing or is it something I am doing wrong or is this a bug? Thanks

Posted by Microbe 1 year ago

annotating photos in instructibles

The weird thing is that I should be ANSWERING this question instead of asking it. In my first Instructible I was able to add notes to the photos that would appear as square outlines until one hovered over the square, then my note would appear.  Just like in the first photo in Step 5 here: Now, doing my second I'ble, I can't manage to get this done.  So I bring up the photo and click on "edit", then on "add a note".  The text box comes up and I can enter text, but if I try to drag it to some location in the photo it won't go to anywhere outside of the upper left quadrant of the photo.  And once I leave the photo the note disappears, even though I clicked "save".  I'm using Firefox browser.   I tried Chrome as an alternate and I couldn't even enter text in the box.  Haalp!

Posted by LesB 3 years ago

photos not uploading

I am trying to enter into the newest contest and not all of my photos are uploading. They are all the same size and I am mot getting any error messages it just takes me back to the upload page after I selected the photo I need uploaded. I am on a samsung galaxy tablet so it wont allow me to use the new uploader I have to use the old version for some reason. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance!

Posted by JenniferB59 2 years ago

adding photos to instructable

 i have been writing instructables for a while.. suddenly when i go to add a photos to a new instructable the ... 1) select add 2) select photos and immediately the window appears and cascades down my screen... it has the  browse button at the bottom left corner trouble is now the bottom edge of that window has taken to cascading down to below the bottom edge of my screen so i cant access the browse button..??? i cant drag that box .. nothing i seem to able to do - even moving the task bar will bring it back in to view???  how do i add photos now?

Posted by agatornz 1 year ago

Having posting my instructable

I keep trying to add more photos to my tutorial. Every time I try to add a third photo something it says it has an error. Can someone please help? Thank you so much.

Posted by dreadyjazz 6 years ago

How can i insert photos in the text ? Answered

Hi! I am writing an Instructable and I want to Insert photos in text, Is It even possible? ( I am not a pro member) here is a good example in this Instructables . If anyone knows how to do this I would greatly appreciate your help! :)

Asked by Team Dogoman RC 2 years ago

Suggestions For my Photos

I am working on a series of photographs, as you can see I am playing (ha!) along the lines of instruments being played. I am hoping to eventually sell these so I proofed them (sorry). Any ideas/suggestions would be great! Thanks!

Posted by RoboTable 4 years ago

IR filter Answered

Can I use a VHS as an IR filter?

Asked by jbaker22 5 years ago

Photography contest?

Ermm I've noticed a real nuisance with the photography contest, so far the majority of what I've seen is 'how to take a professional photo' the problem is everyone's suddenly become a professional photographer overnight... I don't mean to offend those that are by the way... My big gripe is the fact that there's not as much variation on these, like the pocket contest varied far and wide but everyone has seemingly made the same instructable... On the upside there will no longer be any really bad photos about the place. I just want to see some more variations...

Posted by killerjackalope 10 years ago

Non responsive upload button.

I can't seem to get my photos to upload. I've tried both of my systems, one XP Home and one Win 7 and the upload button has no response at all. Nothing happens. Any help? I've rebooted, cleared caches, my laptop just updated java and nothing is working to get my pics to upload.

Asked by Notherjack 6 years ago

I'm having problems loading pics- Please help soon!

Im working on a photo instructable every time I try to load a third picture it acts like its going to load but then it gets an error. I'm really confused why it will let me load the first two and not a third. They are from the same camera and in the same format. Please help quickly this is a entry for the sew it warm!

Posted by dreadyjazz 6 years ago

Decline in quality instructables

Am I the only one who thinks the site has had a SIGNIFICANT drop in quality since people were allowed to post just pictures of a completed project as an instructable? Isnt that kind of against what the website is all about? I'm getting sick to death of one or two photo posts with no description of the making process and just a generic "hurrdurr I made this" description.

Posted by demonfox 7 years ago

How to merge 2 images together without using photoshop?

I want to know how people merge 2 images together, but most people tell me to use photoshop, which I'd rather not shell money out for.  Is there any other way to merge 2 images together? EDIT- so apparently people are thinking I want to merge 2 images together into some mumbo jumbo sh*t.  No.  THIS IS WHAT I WANT:

Asked by DJ Radio 7 years ago

Photographs from negatives on my computer

I have a scanner and I am trying to scan negative pictures and turn them into photographs.What is the best way to make them look good???

Posted by funlovin420 10 years ago

Can anyone identify this project for me ?

Hey there. I'm wondering whether someone remembers a project someone made and can link me to it.  Someone had put small, passport photo sized pictures of their friends in a grid and mounted them on a wall frame. It looked like a guess who set I suppose. Anyway, it was a way of alerting him or her when friends came online. Their light went on when they were online. It was a great project and I want to something similar. I think the board was hooked up to Adium or something. Can anyone remember ?  Thanks so much James 

Posted by JamesV38 2 years ago


How do I find my items and is there a way to help them get seen. I noticed items just posted have several views but after a few days I have none. Just wondering if I'm doing something wrong. 

Posted by kyles13 4 years ago

"Show All 8 Images" -- not liking it

The page formatting has recently been updated so that not all photos in a group are displayed. Instead, there's an item to click, "Show all 8 images". I don't like this feature... I'm reading the article, why wouldn't I be interested in seeing the images? Alternately, is there a way to specify a "see all images" preference? I also don't like how now the images in the image sets fade in rather than just being images on the page.  In general, the older style of images were much more functional. Sorry if I'm sounding like the grumpy old man complaining about the kids and their new-fangled Web 2.0 coding!

Posted by marhar 5 years ago

Can't add images to forum comments

I know there is a post about someone being unable to post pics in ible comments, but I am also having the same problem on the forum. I thought I'd start a new thread with specific problems I am having and what I have tried. If I click the add images button I get a box that says Add Images and Files from your Library, but does not show the images already in my library. Under that, I have three options 1)upload, 2) your library and 3)flickr import. 1)If I choose the upload button, I get a button that says Choose Files. When I choose a file it does upload and appears in the box and when I preview my comment, I can see the text and the picture yet when I hit post comment, the forum topic reloads without my comment. (I had thought it might be a delay thing, but my original attempt was made almost a week ago and still hasn’t appeared) If I choose the old uploader from the upload option, I get the file loading image spinning for a few seconds, then it just disappears but without the image being uploaded. – Actually it does upload the image but just does not display it on this page. When I go to my library from the me page, I find countless copies of the same image that I was trying to add. 2)your library – if I choose this option nothing changes. There are no images displayed even though I do have images in my library. 3) flickr import. Again nothing changes when I select this option. I thought that maybe the problem was with Firefox –(I have the latest Firefox running on Windows Vista) so I tried using Internet Explorer. Using IE, when I click add images, I get the image loading graphic and it says loading your library, but nothing else happens, the graphic just spins and spins and spins!

Posted by Twinmum 7 years ago

I can't seem to add notes to my photos

Hi I'm writing an Instructable, but I don't seem to be able to add notes to the photos. Every time I try it just hangs on the saving screen with the little wheel thing going round and round... Thanks! Graham

Posted by Grahamwithimps 7 years ago

Unable to use photos in the library in multiple different steps

So I am working on an instructable where I have a few steps already in progress, and in a new step I wanted to use a photo from my library that I had already used in a previous step. I had done an in-image box w/ caption in the first step I used it in that appears when I add it to the new step. If I delete the comment in the picture in the new step, it also deletes the comment in the previous step the photo was used in. I'm not sure if this is unique to the way the photos are stored, in that the comment boxed are stored with the photo. I'd much rather be able to use photos twice in different steps when they have the same information in the photo but I'm zeroing in on a different aspect of the photo. Should I just upload two of the same photo with different file names to overcome this or is there a way to use a single photo in my library twice? I'm working on a 2009 Macbook Pro Model 5,3 with a 3.06 ghz processor, in the Chrome Web Browser version 26.0.1410.43. I don't have a current instructable draft where this can be reproduced unfortunately because I ended up just using a different photo to get the instructable published on time for a commitment to a forum. Although it behaves the same in using the old photo caption when I brought an old photo in the library into a new instructable (Helpful Preferences for LectureNotes on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1). I have attached a screenshot of an example image where it brought in the old comment to the new instructable. **Also is there a way to search the forum to find if this has been reported/asked before?? I'm very sorry if this is a repost as I couldn't search the forum itself.

Posted by milessthomas 5 years ago

Show me your best lightning strike photos

G'Day, We have just had quite a large storm roll through and I thought I would send you the best still out of the footage I captured. Attached is a photo of a lightning strike that hit a tree less than 100 meters away from me!

Posted by JM1999 3 years ago

Larger Photos in PDFs

I am a long-time free Instructables member and a brand new Pro member. Now that you have subscription memberships, would it be possible to offer in the PDF downloads a third image size choice (currently standard and small) of LARGE for those of us who would benefit from larger photos? That would be a fantasticly awesome feature that could be a Pro-only benefit. What do you think?

Posted by susyn 8 years ago

Why does Instructables no longer allow me to upload photos?

Why am I lately no longer able to view my images library or upload photos to Instructables? I have posted over 25 Instructables containing photos. Lately, Instructables will not allow me to view my image library. I am unable to upload more images to my image library. I am unable to upload images as part of reply to a comment to one of my Instructables.  I am unable to upload an image directly from my computer, or via URL or from Flickr. When I try to upload photos to reply to a comment to one of my Instructables, I am able to see thumbnail of the photos, but when I click to attach them, they do not and allus kaput. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Enter unclesam in the Instructables home page search box to view my posted instructables. I have more to post if I am allowed to upload photos again.

Asked by unclesam 8 years ago

Enter the Snap, Style & Share Photo Competition

Hey there. I'm the community manager for Pixlr. Wanted to tell you about a contest that might interest you.  We recently launched a contest that celebrates not just taking photos — but editing them, too. It’s a contest that’s perfect for students, but just about anyone between the ages of 13 and 24 can enter. We’ll be giving away some great prizes like an iPad, an iPad mini, and an Olloclip iPhone lens (among many others). The contest is called Snap, Style & Share, and that’s about all you have to do to enter: Snap a photo with your smartphone or camera. Style it in Pixlr Express to improve and enhance it. Share the before and after photos on the contest site — and anywhere and everywhere else that you think will give you a leg up on the competition. Everyone will vote for their favorite photos, with a panel of judges choosing the ultimate winners from a big batch of popular finalists. We’ll be tracking (and showing off) some of the top photos here on the Pixlr blog in the coming weeks, as well as some of the more interesting ones that catch our eye. Whether you’re a serious student of design, someone who loves exercising their creativity, or just someone with some great photos sitting on their phone from summer vacation, this is a fun and easy contest to enter. So, enter now!

Posted by supereric 4 years ago