With Photos, you can import any image from the internet into the game, so it is visible to you and anyone else on a map. Photos can be viewed by holding the item, or by putting them on a wall for display. Creating photos is an opportunity to customize your build in a more personal way than the game would otherwise allow you.
Photos are simple to use. There is one command: /photo, which will show you the main Photos menu. From this menu, you can purchase blank photos for 1,000 coins. For every blank photo, you can create one named photo, onto which you can then load an image from a URL. Here are the steps.
Something to keep in mind is that you have to supply the actual image link as the URL. If it doesn’t end on “.jpg” or “.png”, chances are that it is not a valid image and the loading won’t work. Another consideration is that some sites will deny the download attempt since it doesn’t come from a web browser. Your best bet is to reupload it to another site that does allow this. We recommend Imgur.
You can load another picture on the same photo if you change your mind later on. Just keep in mind that every existing copy of your photo will also change.
Lastly, photos are always quadratic. If the imported photo is not, it will be resized, so it is recommended to crop them into the right shape beforehand to avoid distortion. You can use applications such as Paint or Gimp to do so.
Photos open up a whole new realm of possibilities in the game, so obviously there are also things we don’t like. Generally, your photo has to conform with server rules. If you display images which are offensive or obscene, you risk losing your photo. We reserve the right to delete any image we consider unfit. In an attempt to give you some guidelines of what is not allowed or frowned upon, here are some bullet points: