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what image file types work in instructables? Answered

what image file types work in instructables? Is there a help link somewhere for building instructables and getting answers to questions like this?

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haakon.k

7 years ago

In the same vein, does anyone know what cad files can be uploaded? And, perhaps more to the point, can anyone recommend a free basic cad program?

Thanks!

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Kiteman

7 years ago

I find rectangular ones work best.

Apart from that, I haven't found an image-type that doesn't work.

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kelseymhKiteman

Reply 7 years ago

I'm fairly sure that PICT files (Mac's old-school format) do not work, nor do TIFFs.

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Kitemankelseymh

Reply 7 years ago

Since I have tried neither PICT nor TIFF, the validity of my statement remains intact.

;-)

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kelseymhKiteman

Reply 7 years ago

I fully agree :-) My comment was additional, not replacement.

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caitlinsdad

7 years ago

You can try to upload images of different types to your image library and see what works. Jpegs and gifs work. Haven't tried with others. You should private message rachel, chief programmer mistress, if you have specific questions.

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dome_headcaitlinsdad

Reply 7 years ago

Thanks for the info I am suprised that there are no Help pages with general information like this.

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kelseymhdome_head

Reply 7 years ago

There have been attempts by members over the years to create FAQs, but maintaining them is more effort than you might think.

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caitlinsdaddome_head

Reply 7 years ago

It is a DIY site. Help yourself. :)
It depends on what you want to do, build your own interface, feed, browser add-on, regular instructable, etc, but yeah, they could mention what filetypes could be uploaded with the system.

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Goodhart

7 years ago

I have in my library jpeg, gif, png, bmp, & icn images uploaded