Uploading your Images

Uploading images to use on Canvases within Mona...

There are a couple of things to note when creating images to link in your spaces using the Canvases.

  • Mona will downsize images if they are too large in order to improve the overall experience. If the image needs to be downsized, it will add time to the initial load of the space. Recommended sizes include :

    • 16:9 (Widescreen) - 1920 x 1080

    • 4:3 (Standard TV) - 1680 x 1260

    • 1:1 (Square) - 1440 x 1440

    • 3:2 (Classic 35mm film) - 1620 x 1080

    • 21:9 (Ultrawide) - 2048 x 972 (slightly under the limit)

  • Images must be stored on a public host. We recommend using GitHub, Web3 Storage, or Imgur, as these are the easiest to set up and free. A server like Wix or Square Space should also work.

GitHub is more like a standard web host, whereas Web3 Storage uses the blockchain. Imgur is an image-sharing platform.

Depending on the service, you may need to tweak the URL to ensure it's public for use on the Mona platform. Each host is described below.

Hosting on Web3 Storage

  • You can create an account easily on Web3 Storage

  • If not already, go to the Manage Files section

  • Add files to your folder using either of the links to do so. Note the information under the panel.

  • Grab the image to use in Mona by clicking on the IPFS link, and then right-click on the file to use the 'Copy link' to the image.

Hosting on GitHub

  • Sign up to GitHub, if you haven't already: https://www.github.com

    • Sign up on the main page with your username, email, and password.

    • Prove you are a human (bot check)

    • Go through a survey

    • Verify your account with your email address.

  • Once logged in, click on the Create Repository at the top left to create a place for your VRM files

  • Input the information as you see fit including name, description (optional), and license. Make sure to make it a public repository. If this is not set, your images will not work. It is possible to set a repository to public after you have created the folder in the 'Danger Zone' section in the Repository settings at the bottom.

  • Select the 'Add File' button at the top, then 'Upload Files'.

  • Upload your files by drag/dropping or selecting your file/s.

Certain naming conventions are not supported on GitHub files in Mona. It is best to use standard characters only, such as letters and numbers, to reduce issues. Special characters and spaces have been known to make files not work.

  • Once uploaded, select Commit Changes at the bottom

The default GitHub permalink will not work within Mona.

https://github.com/discmage/Images/blob/d294cce74a3ef7102e43580d27c1f9595428a4f4/CoolPicture.png is an example link that will not work.

You will need to change the URL of your image to what Mona can use. The easiest approach is to use the following link to get the public link : https://github-raw-link-generator.glitch.me/

  • A manual approach is converting your GitHub link to the following example: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/GithubUserName/RepoName/branch(main or master)/file.png In this case, the image link would be : https://raw.githubusercontent.com/discmage/Images/main/CoolPicture.png To find if your link requires main or master, click on the file and see what the top right of the asset has defined. This is both visible on the Repository and the file.

  • Once you have your address, you can use that in the Canvas link setup in your wallet.

Hosting on Imgur

  • Sign up to Imgur.

  • Make a 'New post', and upload your images.

  • With your image uploaded, right click on it and select 'Copy Image link'.

  • Paste this link into your Mona wallet canvas URL. For more information on this, go to Add Images to a Canvas.

  • You do not need to make the post public, but you do need to make sure your link has the .jpg, .png etc. at the end of it, otherwise Mona will not allow the URL.

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