User Guide: Posting Images and Gifs on the Boards

Note: I am no longer a specialist, and as such I cannot guarantee that I will regularly monitor this thread. You may ask here if you wish and if I see it I will get back to you. If you need formatting help and I am not responding here, you can contact me in-client or [on reddit](https://www.reddit.com/user/Laughing_Fish/). You can also post your question in [General Discussion](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/general-discussion) where someone may be able to help. I apologize for the inconvenience. [](https://i.imgur.com/ZEpoEUi.png) ####**_~~ Table of Contents~~_** 1. Posting Images * The Basics * Common Problems 2. Posting Gifs * Imgur * Giphy * Tenor * iFunny * Gyfcat 3. Making a Thumbnail 4. Best (and worst) sites to use on the boards * Reliable Sites * Unreliable Sites 5. Help (Click on link below for help) * [My image/gif from google isn't working](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/memes/LwiE97JE-user-guide-posting-images-and-gifs-on-the-boards?comment=0002) * [I copied the URL, but it is just a very long string of nonsense](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/memes/LwiE97JE-user-guide-posting-images-and-gifs-on-the-boards?comment=0003) * [My imgur image/gif is only partially displayed, or has a large white border around it](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/memes/LwiE97JE-user-guide-posting-images-and-gifs-on-the-boards?comment=0004) * [My imgur image/gif isn't displaying, and is just a tiny error symbol](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/memes/LwiE97JE-user-guide-posting-images-and-gifs-on-the-boards?comment=0005) * [My giphy url isn't posting a gif, it is just staying a URL](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/memes/LwiE97JE-user-guide-posting-images-and-gifs-on-the-boards?comment=0006) * [How do I use special formatting (such as colored text, small text, spoilers, etc)](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/memes/LwiE97JE-user-guide-posting-images-and-gifs-on-the-boards?comment=000a) ###### Last Updated: May 16, 2019: Added [Formatting Guide](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/memes/LwiE97JE-user-guide-posting-images-and-gifs-on-the-boards?comment=000a) [](https://.) ------ [](https://.) ####**_~~ 1) Posting Still Images~~_** **_*~~The Basics~~*_** * For most images, you can simply find your image online, right click and copy the URL, and paste that into your post. * Note: Not all image hosting websites will work for this. S-media-Cache for example will not work on the boards at all. If your image doesn't work, paste the URL into [Imgur.com](https://imgur.com/) and use the newly created imgur image instead. * If you wish to upload an image from your own computer, upload it somewhere online first. [Imgur.com](https://imgur.com) is the recommended site. * For **imgur **images, make sure to add **[/img]** to the end of the URL and it should center properly. Example of what it should look like: https://i.imgur.com/XRCDNAR.png[/img] **_*~~ Common Problem:~~*_** * Many accidentally link to the search page instead of the image. They select the image they want on google images, copy the URL, and paste it. This will **NOT** work, as it is just a link. Make sure to copy the *image* address by right clicking it, and clicking "Copy Image Address" (wording varies by web browser) * This is true for any search site, meme site, image hosting site, etc. It is important that you copy the *image* not the site hosting it. With few exceptions, it should end in .jpg | .png | .gif | or any other such suffix. Example: https://i.imgur.com/eEFeKhO.png[/img] [](https://.) ------------------------- [](https://.) ####**_~~ 2) Posting Gifs~~_** For most gifs, you can follow the same steps as for still images. Just copy the url, paste it to the boards. There are a few notable exceptions though: **_*~~Imgur Gifs~~*_** * Similar to still images, imgur is the best place to post gifs from. You can upload your gif to imgur just like with still images. There are two types of gifs from imgur, those ending in .gifv and those ending in .gif * If the URL ends in .gifv then you can just leave it as is and it will post to the boards. If the post ends in .gif however you need to add [/img] to the end of the URL. Gifs will sometimes work without it, but are unreliable and randomly don't. It is far more reliable for everyone if you add [/img]. * Note: if the URL ends in .gifv, **DO NOT** add [/img] * Sometimes an imgur gif may end in .mp4. These do not work on the boards as they are a video file. However, you can change the .mp4 to .gifv and it will work. * Sometimes an imgur gif may be too large and won't post correctly. This is a simple fix, just add a v to turn the .gif into .gifv * Note: the .gifv trick *only* works on imgur gifs, not gifs from any other website. This is the main reason imgur is the best for gifs. Example: https://i.imgur.com/GRfASHt.png[/img] ----- **_*~~Giphy Gifs~~*_** If you decide to paste it from giphy, you need to take the following steps: * right click and copy the Image Address/URL, and paste that into your web browser. It will most likely take you to a page that looks like this: https://i.imgur.com/hrRQDAv.png[/img] * Notice the giphy frame around it. If it has this frame it cannot link to the boards correctly with that URL. What you need to do is from this version is right click it again, and press “Copy image address”. Paste *this* into your post. * **Important**: At the end of the URL will be the “.webp” suffix. Delete this and replace it with .gif Example: https://i.imgur.com/Tns7rOn.png[/img] **Handy trick**: Now that you have this correct address, you can paste it into [Imgur.com](https://imgur.com) and upload it there. The benefit to this is if you wish to post this gif again in the future, you can just use the imgur version and not need to go through all those steps again. ----- **_*~~Tenor Gifs~~*_** * Gifs from Tenor are unreliable. Sometimes they work just fine, other times they refuse to work no matter what you do to them. In the case you have a tenor gif, you can try just posting it normal and see if it works. * If it doesn't work that way, you will need to upload the gif to [imgur.com](https://imgur.com/) and use the imgur version. * This is true for a few other sites too. See the list of known sites in **section 4** below. ---------------------- **_*~~iFunny Gifs~~*_** * Images and gifs from iFunny.com *should* work on the boards. But by default the URLs end in .webm * Replace the .webm at the end of the gif with .gif and the gif should work. --------- **_*~~Gyfcat Gifs~~*_** * Gifs from Gyfcat tend to be reliable, and can support very long and high detail gifs. However, they will look like a video on the boards. They will still automatically play, but in posts they will have a gyfcat banner beneath them and controls when someone mouses over it, and in comments they will have a play symbol over the gif unless someone clicks it. * For this reason, gifs from Gyfcat are great for **posts**, but not recommended for **comments** * To post a gif from Gyfcat, first go to the gyfcat page with the image (if you found it via google, just click on the link) * Then, locate and click the "share" button on the control panel beneath the gif (it looks like an arrow/paper airplane) * Click the "gifs" button that pops up at the bottom center of the video * Select "large" or "small" gif. The gif will post like a video at the same size either way on the boards, so just stick with large as it is HD. * Copy the provided gif URL, and post it on the boards. Examples: https://i.imgur.com/Gs59LX6.png[/img] https://i.imgur.com/Zz6I1uD.png[/img] https://i.imgur.com/VVz0SxT.png[/img] ------------ ####**_~~ 3) Making a Thumbnail~~_** The thumbnail will *always* be the first image posted, no matter what the image is or what other content the thread contains. However, there is a trick that let's you *hide* an image in the actual thread, which let's you make anything you want be technically the first image and thus the thumbnail. * If you place an image link in hyperlink parenthesis but keep the area between the brackets empty, the image won't be visible from within the thread. Make sure that you include this at the very top of your thread, before any text or other images, as the first image listed will be the thumbnail. * **Note:** You do not need to add [/img] for thumbnails, as how they center is set already and can't be modified. Example: https://i.imgur.com/BrT4kwl.png[/img] [](https://.) ------ [](https://.) ####**_~~ 4) Best (and worst) sites to use on the boards ~~_** Below is a list of proven reliable sites to use on the boards, as well as a list of sites you should avoid. This list will remain a work in progress, and will be updated over time. If you find a site that consistently either works or fails, please comment below so I can add it. **_*~~Reliable sites~~*_** > ###*Imgur.com (Recommended)[](https://.) ArtStation.com[](https://.) Gfycat.com (Reliable, but will look like a video. Good for posts, bad for comments)[](https://.) Giphy.com (With the method listed above)[](https://.) Gyazo.com [](https://.) Ifcdn.com(iFunny.com, works with method listed above)[](https://.) Kym-cdn.com (KnowYourMeme)[](https://.) Memedroid.com[](https://.)Mobafire.com[](https://.) Narvii.com[](https://.) DeviantArt.com[](https://.) Postimgs.org/PostImages.org[](https://.) QuickMeme.com[](https://.) ReactionGif.com[](https://.) Reddit.com[](https://.) Tinypic.com[](https://.) Tumblr.com[](https://.) Twitter.com[](https://.) Wordpress.com/wp.com[](https://.) * **_*~~Unreliable sites~~*_** > ###* 9cache.com (9gag)[](https://.) Fbcdn.net (Facebook)[](https://.) Photobucket.com (Hard to get the right link, and usually watermarks it)[](https://.) Pinimg.com (usually starts with s-media-cache) [](https://.) Tenor.com[](https://.) prnt.sc (LightShot Screen capture)* [](https://.) ------------ [](https://.) ####**_~~ 5) Help ~~_** In order to save space while still providing detailed help, please click on a link below to be taken to the comment on this thread that solves each issue: * [My image/gif from google isn't working](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/memes/LwiE97JE-user-guide-posting-images-and-gifs-on-the-boards?comment=0002) * [I copied the URL, but it is just a very long string of nonsense](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/memes/LwiE97JE-user-guide-posting-images-and-gifs-on-the-boards?comment=0003) * [My imgur image/gif is only partially displayed, or has a large white border around it](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/memes/LwiE97JE-user-guide-posting-images-and-gifs-on-the-boards?comment=0004) * [My imgur image/gif isn't displaying, and is just a tiny error symbol](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/memes/LwiE97JE-user-guide-posting-images-and-gifs-on-the-boards?comment=0005) * [My giphy url isn't posting a gif, it is just staying a URL](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/memes/LwiE97JE-user-guide-posting-images-and-gifs-on-the-boards?comment=0006) * [How do I use special formatting (such as colored text, small text, spoilers, etc)](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/memes/LwiE97JE-user-guide-posting-images-and-gifs-on-the-boards?comment=000a) [](https://.) ---------- [](https://.) Looking for more tips and tricks for formatting? Check out the [Formatting Guide](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/memes/LwiE97JE-user-guide-posting-images-and-gifs-on-the-boards?comment=000a) in the comments below. It goes over more advanced formatting, and neat things like adding spoilers and colored headers. If you have any questions, suggestions, or need help figuring out how to post a specific image, feel free to comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can. [](https://.) #####**_~~ - Laughing Fish~~_**
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