GreenTongue
 member, 993 posts
 Game Archaeologist
Fri 30 Jul 2021
at 10:43
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Instead of using "A Thousand Words", how many use a site like i.imgur.com to show a picture?
Are there better sites?
Is it too difficult to create the picture you want?

I use Tabletop Simulator to build the diorama then take screen shots.
Not everyone has TTS and the players would need to sign on while I had it running otherwise.

If you use images, how?
Westwind
 member, 87 posts
 "[Sad] is happy for deep
 people" - Sally Sparrow
Fri 30 Jul 2021
at 11:51
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I used to use shutterfly when I was DMing. The main issue that I ran into with using pictures was that several of my players used phones instead of laptop / desktop systems, so their viewing of the picture in detail was difficult. I still had to paint the picture with 1000 words.
Carakav
 member, 678 posts
 Sure-footed paragon
 of forthright dude.
Fri 30 Jul 2021
at 11:55
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I use my own FTP server where I also store my personal website.

Hold "Windows + Shift + S" to take a screenshot of the thing I want. Open photoshop or painter, paste it in there, resize it and save it out with compression, then use FileZilla to upload it to my ftp.

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Jarodemo
 member, 942 posts
 My hovercraft
 is full of eels
Fri 30 Jul 2021
at 14:15
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In reply to Carakav (msg # 3):

Shift, dear boy... shift.
Carakav
 member, 679 posts
 Sure-footed paragon
 of forthright dude.
Fri 30 Jul 2021
at 14:25
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Fixed.

Typos are fun XD
InQueli
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Fri 30 Jul 2021
at 14:26
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nauthiz
 subscriber, 725 posts
Fri 30 Jul 2021
at 14:36
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Worth mentioning that the still in development responsive version of RpOL (r.rpol.net) handles in line images much more gracefully than the OG version, especially for people on mobile devices.

Imgur seems to be the solid go-to for free image hosting now that most of the other sites switched to paid hosting and/or went out of business.
GreenTongue
 member, 994 posts
 Game Archaeologist
Fri 30 Jul 2021
at 14:53
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In reply to Westwind (msg # 2):

In theory they could zoom in on the picture but yeah, "Seeing the Big Picture" could be an issue.


Still, it seems to me to be a way to make sure everyone has the same image in mind.
locojedi
 member, 200 posts
Sat 31 Jul 2021
at 01:12
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Green tongue, could you post a sample of your TTS?
GreenTongue
 member, 995 posts
 Game Archaeologist
Sat 31 Jul 2021
at 13:15
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In reply to locojedi (msg # 9):

For my Sci-Fi game
https://i.imgur.com/OUHxpVX.jpg

["Five Parsecs from Home Resources" is the TTS mod name.]

but can do the same with Fantasy too.
https://steamuserimages-a.akam...9FA8823442CED8F7AA4/

["Hex Tiles for Five Leagues" is the mod name of the fantasy one.]

This message was last edited by the user at 15:10, Sat 31 July.