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CC_Sly #1 Posted 24 June 2015 - 09:01 PM

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Hey everyone, 

 

I have noticed that every time we run an event or contest that requires a screenshot to be posted to the forums, we get a slew of "How do I post a screenshot" or " I can't post!" posts. So I thought I'd beef up the "How to use imgur to post a screenshot on the forums" guide to include image assisted step by step instructions from capturing a screenshot to posting that screenshot on the forums.

 

So the first thing to note is that the forums do not allow players to upload their own images. The image must be hosted on a 3rd party site that is white-listed for our forums. If the hosting site is not white-listed you will receive an error and not be able to post the picture. The easiest way around this is to use imgur.com. This site is white-listed and will work.

 

With that out of the way let's start by talking about to take a screenshot.

 

You can find my post on how to take a screenshot with your mobile device here  

 

There is your first step! Great! 

 

Now that you have a screenshot you want to share let's see how we go about that!

 

Step 1

Open up your web browser on your device and head to imgur.com.

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Step 2

Select the "upload images" button in the upper left.

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Step 3

Select the "browse your computer" option. Don't worry about it saying computer, it works just the same on your mobile device!  

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Step 4

Select "Camera Roll"

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Step 5

Select the image you wish to post on the forums and select "Start Upload"

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Step 6

Now your image is uploaded and hosted on Imgur! The next step is to select the "Direct Link" web address and copy it!

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Step 7

Now it is time to post your screenshot on the forums! Head to where you want to post it and select the "Image" button!

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Step 8

Paste the "Direct Link" address in the "URL" section of the "Image Info" tab and click "OK"

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Step 9

Click the "Post" button and celebrate your posting prowess! 

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Hyperlinking to your screenshot

Now if for some reason the above steps are still not working - and you were able to upload the image to imgur.com, follow the below steps in order to hyperlink the text to your image.

 

Step 1

Type and select whatever text you want to take people to your image and click the "Link" button. In this example I am just using the "Direct Link" address as the text.

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Step 2

Paste the "Direct Link" address in the "URL" section of the "Link Info" tab and click "OK"

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Step 3

Click "Post" and the you have posted a link to your image!

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Hopefully this was helpful to those who had any questions on how to post screenshots to the forums!


Edited by CC_Sly, 21 October 2015 - 09:43 PM.

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Venemy #2 Posted 24 June 2015 - 10:00 PM

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So, what about the people that couldn't post there images for the event? Now that they know how to, can they still qualify for the event or no?

what's the point of living if you're just going to be miserable?


Tgb_matt #3 Posted 25 June 2015 - 01:36 AM

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That was very helpful.  Android users are a  little bit different.  The "Direct Link"  selection is in a drop down menu to the left.  Make sure the link you are copying ends with .JPG

 


FlamerJ #4 Posted 25 June 2015 - 05:38 AM

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View PostShadowsDex, on 24 June 2015 - 10:00 PM, said:

So, what about the people that couldn't post there images for the event? Now that they know how to, can they still qualify for the event or no?

Yeah, I would have been in the first one and today's if I just knew how to do it. I can still hopefully enter in for tomorrow's though. The uploading shouldn't be the issue anymore if there is an issue tomorrow.



Sprint4769Troy #5 Posted 02 July 2015 - 02:25 AM

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http://i.imgur.com/FJWnuOQ.jpg

Sprint4769Troy #6 Posted 02 July 2015 - 02:31 AM

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hiy_98 #7 Posted 08 July 2015 - 06:08 PM

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hiy_98 #8 Posted 08 July 2015 - 06:09 PM

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Finally! I feel like less of a failure

Toolan #9 Posted 18 July 2015 - 07:34 PM

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Thank you

03_25 #10 Posted 10 September 2015 - 11:26 PM

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http://i.imgur.com/WE2MxBL.jpg

 



ehb2 #11 Posted 11 September 2015 - 06:01 AM

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Do I get gold?

ehb2 #12 Posted 11 September 2015 - 06:30 AM

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Maybe I get gold now?  Posting an image is hard!  I couldn't use IMGUR from my IPAD so I emailed myself the image and was able to upload it using my laptop.  If people have problems uploading stuff, try doing that!  Now, I hope I get gold as gold makes me happy...:-)

EnriiqueMora #13 Posted 11 September 2015 - 12:52 PM

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finally

Edited by TALOHN, 11 September 2015 - 12:54 PM.


Brian_F #14 Posted 11 September 2015 - 02:02 PM

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View Postehb2, on 11 September 2015 - 06:30 AM, said:

Maybe I get gold now?  Posting an image is hard!  I couldn't use IMGUR from my IPAD so I emailed myself the image and was able to upload it using my laptop.  If people have problems uploading stuff, try doing that!  Now, I hope I get gold as gold makes me happy...:-)

 

I disagree, gold can not buy happiness.  But gold can buy APCR and I have never seen a sad person after they shot the heck out of an opponent.......   So in a round about way......  Sure!

But I do not think this is the correct thread.  This thread is a link from the medal challenge thread and is too old.  Might want to repost there.

Brian

 

 



That0n3Dude #15 Posted 12 September 2015 - 03:19 PM

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redleg2_222 #16 Posted 13 September 2015 - 10:50 PM

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image.jpghere is my entry

 



sandani_78 #17 Posted 14 September 2015 - 03:17 PM

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ok...lo voy a hacer en el post del concurso

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Bubblestorm #18 Posted 16 September 2015 - 04:40 AM

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Here's my screenshot for the halonen's medal contest, WoT Blitz it's Still my #1 game!

                                                         image.jpg



Amish_confirmed #19 Posted 17 September 2015 - 03:00 AM

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See if this does it. 



KapTanKrunch_808 #20 Posted 18 September 2015 - 07:53 PM

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http://i.imgur.com/gsJbD4Q.jpg

 







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