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Hefty Lefty
2007-02-06, 03:18 PM
Hey, I know PbPs usually don't have combat and stuff, but mine does. I need to know how other PbP DMs get their battle maps up there. I can make one in Paint or InkScape just fine, but I'm not too good at computers and stuff. Please?

2007-02-06, 03:23 PM
My suggestion is to get a photobucket account. Put your image there and put a link to it in your post. Its the same way most people get their avatars up.

Hefty Lefty
2007-02-06, 04:07 PM
Ok, cool, I'll try that.

Hefty Lefty
2007-02-06, 04:17 PM
Ok, I got an acount and it was looking good, but then when I tried to upload my image, it says that "I don't have a valid image extension". I'm using the program "Inkscape" if it helps at all.

Shhalahr Windrider
2007-02-06, 04:38 PM
How did you save your image?

If you just saved it as a normal Inkscape file, it should have a name ending with ".svg". Unfortunately, the internet doesn't support SVG files yet.

If you used the "Export Bitmap" feature of Inkscape, it should be saved as a ".png" file. While most browsers currently support PNG files, some image hosting services, such as Village Photos don't realize that and insist on only letting you host JPEGs and GIFs.

If you are trying to upload a PNG when you get this message, you'll want to open the PNG in a program like the Gimp (http://www.gimp.org) and save it as a GIF instead.

If you'd rather cut the GIF step out, you'll want to find another way to serve your images. I host my combat maps on Ripway (http://www.ripway.com), but that's a full web page host, so you won't need that unless you want to embed the map in a webpage to help you provide more information.

2007-02-06, 07:22 PM
Try PNG first. It is really good at losslessly compressing "low end" art.