Tip: Quick Photo Adder

September 22nd, 2016

I love sharing photos of my projects on Ravelry, but sometimes it feels arduous to get camera photos onto my computer. During those times when I just want to share a quick snapshot I use the quick photo adder and for today’s tip I’m going to walk you through the process.

You’ll find a link to the quick photo adder in your notebook dropdown menu. You can also visit it at http://www.ravelry.com/photos/quick/upload. The interface is simple – select a photo from your device and select whether you want to add it to a new or existing project or stash entry.

If you visit the quick photo added from a mobile device, we also try to help you make a link right on your home screen. This is a great option so you can jump right back to it anytime without having to remember how to navigate to it.

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial of what the process looks like on my iPhone. It will be slightly different for other devices.


Click the share button to open the menu of sharing options.

Select the plus sign icon, which means add to home screen.

You can see what the icon looks like and select a title for it for your screen. Once you finish here you’re all set and the shortcut exists on your home screen.

I like to keep all of my photography-related functions in a folder, so I put my shortcut in there. Whenever I have a cute photo I can get right to the uploader and share it all with you.

I hope you enjoyed this overview of the quick photo uploader and how to get it on your homescreen.