Kotaku 'Shop Contest: A Picture Worth $735

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This guy paid $735 for that picture—not only that, it looks like a picture from an inkjet printer using only its magenta cartridge. eBay has ordered the hoaxer who sold the image to return the money. Meantime, our friend above could use some cheering up. That's where you guys come in.


You need suggestions? Look, it's a dude, he's holding something, you can cleanly replace anything on that picture, or put something else in his hands. There's also fertile opportunity for head-swaps and callbacks. Get to it!

Source Image: English teen scammed by picture of Xbox One.

While most of you are smart enough to figure out how to upload images, here are some simple steps to take for those less familiar with the practice.

1. Create your 'Shop and save it to your desktop.

2. Go to the bottom of this post and click "Discuss."

3. This brings up a comment window. Click the icon that looks like a picture.

4. This brings up another window called "Insert Image." Click "Choose file" if you're uploading your 'shop from your desktop

5. Alternatively, you can upload the 'Shop to a free image hosting service. I suggest imgur. Then paste the image's URL into the field that says "Image URL." Note: this must be the URL of the image itself, not the page where it is displayed. That means the URL ends in .jpg, .gif, .png, whatever.

6. Add editorial commentary and hit submit and your image will load. If it doesn't, upload the image to imgur and paste the image URL as a comment. I promise I will look at it.

7. Large-size images may not upload properly, though we have seen some big-ass animated .gifs upwards of 5 MB. If you're still having trouble uploading the image, try to keep its longest dimension (horizontal or vertical) under 1000 pixels, or the whole thing under 2 MB.

Alright! Have at it. Thanks very much for your participation.

To contact the author of this post, write to owen@kotaku.com or find him on Twitter @owengood.


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