Guide: How To Enter the GTPlanet Photo Mode Competitions

Discussion in 'Console & PC Gaming' started by SlipZtrEm, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. SlipZtrEm

    SlipZtrEm Administrator


    Hello there. You're here because you want to enter the GTPlanet Photo Mode Competitions. This thread is here to help!

    Currently, the PMCs require you to enter with a thumbnail image (no larger than 640px in either direction), which links to the full-size image in all its glory. We'll detail the two most common methods to do this: GTPlanet Media, and Flickr.

    The GTPlanet Media Method:

    Step 1: Head to the GTPlanet Media section. Hit that "Add Media" button up top.
    Step 2: Choose an album you want to add your image to (or create a new one).
    Step 3: Upload that image! Make sure it follows the respective competition's rules and weekly theme.
    Step 4: Now, head to the competition thread. Ready to submit? Start your post by copy/pasting this code:
    [color=red][b]FINAL ENTRY[/b][/color]
    Step 5: Now, on a new line, hit this little guy:
    Step 6: You should see a gallery of your media along the bottom of the reply box. Find your PMC entry, and simply click it once to have it insert into the post.
    Step 7: Submit your reply! If it all works as expected, the post should look similar to this:

    Good luck!

    The Flickr Method

    Step 1: Hit that upload button (the cloud/arrow in the top right on desktop).
    Step 2: Drag/drop/select your entry. Fill out the title and description as you see fit. Pick an album or create one for the new image.
    Step 3: When you're all set, click the Upload Photo button (top right again).
    Step 4: View your new-fangled image. Just below it, on the right-hand side, you'll see the following icon:
    Step 5: Click that. A dialog box will come up with sharing options.
    Step 6: Make sure BBCode is selected up top (the far-right option). Below the highlighted code, select the "Medium 640 x XXX" option (this second measurement will differ depending on image ratio).
    Step 7: Copy/paste the BBCode into a new reply. For extra brownie points, you can remove the extra URL tags and text that Flickr auto-generates when you paste this code — it helps speed up poll creation. :)
    Step 8: Above the BBCode, at the beginning of your new reply, copy/past the following code:
    [color=red][b]FINAL ENTRY[/b][color]
    Step 9: Submit your reply! If it all works as expected, the post should look similar to this:

    Good luck!
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2018
  2. jmtast


    Hi! The closing color tag has the slash missing (that's why you see some posts with a "[color]" after the "FINAL ENTRY" and everything in red).
  3. Crazy Taylor

    Crazy Taylor Premium

    Last edited: Apr 29, 2018