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A Guide on How to Put Pictures In The Factbooks

Ok. So you found a perfect photo that you want in your Factbook, but you don't know how to do it. This Guide will help you add that picture. A Special Thanks to Great empireonius for suggesting this guide.

Step 1-Finding your picture
This is the easiest part. Before you put that wonderful picture in your Factbook, you have to find your picture. Lets say for instance, that the picture you want is a Christmas Tree.
First, go on your search engine and type in Christmas Tree.
Find the picture you like.
Put the mouse over it, right click, and select Save Image As.
Then save it on your computer. MAKE SURE YOU GIVE IT A NAME SO YOU CAN FIND IT.

Step 2-Finding a place to upload your picture
This can be a challenge. I typically use Tinypic, with this link:
LinkImage Uploading Site

Step 3-Uploading your picture
Now that you are on Tinypic, open up your Nationstates account and open up the factbook you want to place your photo in.
Click back on to Tinypic and click browse.
Select your photo.
Then click on upload now.
This next part is a little tricky, which is why it needs its own step.

Step 4-Putting your Picture into a Factbook
At this point, you have 2 options. The first is IMG, and the second is URL.
IMG is the one you may generally want, but depending on the size of your picture, you may have to select the URL. IMG usually works in Factbooks, while URL is recommended for RP's. Simply take the link you want and copy and paste it.

Here is the Christmas Tree in IMG:

Here it is in URL:
http://tinypic.com/r/5u3cs9/5

Like I said, IMG works for Factbooks. If you want them for RP's, use URL's. It is the same process for RP's.

That should do it! Happy uploading!

UPDATED VERSION HERE:

This Factbook is an update to the VERY POPULAR Factbook "A Guide on How to Put Pictures In The Factbooks, suggested by Rosewood-, who was nice enough to remind me that tinypic is being shut down so I am doing an update which will be linked into the previous Factbook to give the modern methodology.

This Guide will be using IMGUR.

Step 1-Finding your picture
This is the easiest part. Before you put that wonderful picture in your Factbook, you have to find your picture. Lets say for instance, that the picture you want is a Christmas Tree.
First, go on your search engine and type in Christmas Tree.
Find the picture you like.
Put the mouse over it, right click, and select Save Image As.
Then save it on your computer. MAKE SURE YOU GIVE IT A NAME SO YOU CAN FIND IT.

Step 2-Finding a place to upload your picture
This can be a challenge. In the previous Guide, link here:
page=dispatch/id=205413

I used Tinypic, which is shutting down. In this model, we will use IMGUR, with the following link:
Link New Image Uploading Site

Step 3-Uploading Your Picture
Once you are on IMGUR, look for a green rectangle on the upper left, titled "New Post". Once that opens, open up your Nationstates account and open up the factbook you want to place your photo in.
Click back on to IMGUR and click "Choose Photo Or Video".
Select your photo. Once it uploads, mouse over to it and you will see a link on the upper right of the picture box which says "Copy Link". The link will copy into your dashboard.
From there, we get to Step 4.

Step 4-Placing Into the Factbook
You can either use [IMG], which is good for Factbooks, while [url] is good for RPs.
Picture by IMG:

url:
LinkChristmas Tree

That should do it! Happy uploading!

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