Clearer Instructions for Adding Images in Description
I can't figure out how to add images into a project description, and I'd really appreciate understanding how. I have a fair bit of text, and images to accompany it, but without understanding how to add images the description is just a large block of text. An instructional video might be helpful. If anyone can help me understand, I'd really appreciate it! :)
Mark Bellis commented
I suggest that you make a video. This can be added by copying and pasting the url (web address) into the text as a paragraph on its own. The video can be as short as 6 seconds as a teaser or as long as 10 minutes if your model has lots of functions and you have a lot to say! For a static model, a basic description of the model and what inspired you to build it would be good.
To add to this topic, clearer photo instructions are sooo needed.
I read the instructions and watched the video and still got it wrong - on my 4th project! Then I got it wrong again after trying to improve them from the email instructions and photo quality video. So frustrating!
I submitted some photos, some of which were portrait because my latest model is taller than it is wide. The project was sent back asking for landscape 4x3. Fair enough.
As I am on the Autistic spectrum, I naturally took the request literally and made each photo 4x3 in pixel multiples by checking the height, adding to the width to make the right multiple of 4/3 and filling the extra areas with plain colour similar to the background. This was not what was wanted even though the dimensions were literally correct. Sent back again :(
What is really wanted is this:
- Take some pictures on a plain background with plenty of light , preferably including non-direct or diffuse daylight. Make sure the main part of your model is in focus.
- Go into a package like Microsoft Photos (PC) or Adobe Photoshop, go to "Edit" and select "change aspect ratio" to "4x3" and also go to "select landscape", for each of your photos in turn.
- This produces a window restriction on the picture in the package.
- Then move the restriction to focus on an area that is a) in focus and b) shows a good part of the model that you want others to see. I have noticed that many accepted projects do not necessarily show all of the model in even the first photo, despite the advice about avoiding auto-cropping. What is key is the impact the first photo has because it is also the advert for your project.
- I followed this process and actually got 2 photos from each of 2 of my originals. The first showed the model and the second its surroundings. The first belonged early in the set and the second later in the set, to give context to the main model.
Just waiting to see if the moderators like this better and accept it, otherwise I'm lost!