Tutorial: Uploading Screenshots (Images)

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  1. MsMoofin

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    Image Uploading – Three Steps
    imgur.com
    tinypic.com
    imageshack.us
    photobucket.com


    Step One: Screenshots

    Minecraft screenshots can be taken with F2 (in-game method) or fn F2. The best alternative is "PrintScreen" on your keyboard, but you have to remember to NOT crop chat for evidence in complaints or appeals.

    1a. F2 Pros: Simple, easy, and takes a screenshot of just your game.

    1b. F2 Cons: Requires navigation to Minecraft folders, sorting through all screenshots, and more time to upload.

    Tips: Hitting F1 before taking a screenshot is useful for screenshots with intention of hiding the GUI. Co-ordinates and other game information can be viewed with F3 (however, there is a /getpos command in-game).


    Step Two: Finding / Saving Your Screenshots

    Screenshots are saved (F2) to your .minecraft folder, in the "Screenshots" folder.

    Windows: .minecraft can be found by navigating through AppData -> Roaming. Windows computers can either Search %appdata% or manually find it. It is a hidden folder, so sometimes hidden folders need to be change to be shown.


    Mac: Open up Finder. Click on Go -> Go to Folder... -> type "~/Library/Application Support" -> minecraft -> Screenshots

    a. F2 Method #1: Computer > Local Disk > Users > <youraccount> > AppData > Roaming > .minecraft > screenshots

    b. F2 Method #2: Open Minecraft, open Texture Packs, “Open texture pack folder”, look in the bar at the top; click on “.minecraft” and find your screenshots folder.

    c. F2 Method #3: Open Start Menu (PC/Windows), search “%appdata”, double-click on “.minecraft,” and find your screenshots folder.

    d. F2 Method #4 (Windows 8): START + X, Run, type %appdata%, click "Okay," double-click on ".minecraft," and find your screenshots folder.

    e. F2 Method #1 (Mac): Shift+Command+G Then type:
    ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft
    and hit go



    Step Three: Uploading Your Screenshots

    There are four common websites people use to upload images: Imgur, Tinypic, imageshack, and Photobucket. Although it varies from person to person, these sites are listed from most intuitive and simple to least intuitive and more effort.
    In general, every site has a "Browse," "Computer," or "Upload" button to select your image(s), then a "Start" or "Upload" button to begin the upload. As well, there are often size and/or editing options.

    1. Imgur: Requires no account, has very quick methods for uploading files (drag and drop, copy-paste), and is straight-forward.

    a. Click upload images and browse your computer, navigate to your file; choose your file; click “Open”; and look towards the bottom right of the popout. Click on “Start Upload”. Choose the “Direct Link” URL and use that URL for attaching an image to the forum (either with code or chat functions).
    2. Tinypic: Requires no account, easy, and straight-forward.

    a. Click on “Browse…”, navigate to your file; click “Open”; and then click “Upload Now.” Enter the provided captcha and click “Upload Now!” Choose the “Direct Link for Layouts” to attach to posts.
    3. Imageshack: Registration required, less intuitive, mostly straightforward.

    a. Click on “Browse”; navigate to your file; click “Open”; and then click on “Upload Now” on the left. If you have an account, choose “Direct Link” to attach to posts.
    4. Photobucket: Registration required, fairly simple, mostly intuitive features.

    a. Login/Register and click on “Upload”. Drag and drop your file or click “Browse Files”. Navigate to your file ad click “Open”; and then click on “Upload”. Click on your newly uploaded image and choose “Direct link” from the far right of the screen.
     
    #1 MsMoofin, May 15, 2011
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    Nice guide =D
     
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    Nice, I think we should have a guides section in the fourum.
     
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    We have one.... You just posted in it...

    o.o'
     
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    idk if this is for all laptops but i cant use f3 to show the x,y,z stuff... it just changes my brightness
     
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    I guess you are using a mac Mikey =P

    use the fn button (bottom left) + f3 =]
     
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    I got a new laptop (HP, Windows) and I have the same problem. Used to be I had to hold down my function button (like Mission said), but it randomly switched on me and now I have to hold down shift. -.-
     
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    imgur.com is also VERY simple, all it rlly is a website that has a upload button thats big! on the front screen :)
     
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    Thanks Moo!
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    c:

    Updated it a little bit.
     
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    Bump because people want to know.
     
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    KUKE! WHY U NECRO?
    No I'm just kidding. Very well done moofink.
     
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    Hmm... If people would like, I can update and revamp this. I need something to do. xD

    edit: Updatedddd
     
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    Updated once again; it has been a while.

    Still looking for Mac users to help me out with writing about their buttons, methods, navigation, etc. Any other information, too (websites, etc).
     
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    Moof, on Windows 8 the search function %appdata% doesn't work. You should add information for Windows 8 users. Although I usually just have .minecraft in my recent places folder, sometimes I use this (Which this will work on other windows versions as well.):

    Press Windows icon key + X at the same time on your keyboard. A little menu on the bottom left side of your screen should pop up. Click "Run" near the bottom of the menu. Type in %appdata%, then click OK or press Enter. Double click .minecraft, and then double click screenshots.
    Then carry on with tutorial :p Just thought this might be useful for people with Windows 8 that are confused why the normal search feature wasn't working the same for them.
     
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    Added that as a method to find the stuff. :b

    Oh; if anyone has Windows XP and it has a different method to find %appdata%, lemme know. Same with Ubuntu and Linux (I have.. no idea... what those even look like).
     
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    Thanks MoofinK!!! It really works :p
     
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    If you need any help on the mac side of things, I can help out.
     
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