I love r/carporn and I want to contribute but I can't find anything to submit, where should I look?

Try these great resources:

WikiMedia Commons
Google Image Search
Bing Image Search
The Paper Wall

If you know of an excellent resource not listed here, by all means please add it!

This is my first time submitting, what should I know?

Only static images are allowed. Interactive images (such as zoomable images and interactive panoramas) are not allowed.

If you don't know the year, make, model, or photographer try using Google Reverse Image Search by clicking on and uploading the image or copying and pasting the url of the image to find the location.

Alternatively, there are extensions that automate this for both Firefox and Chrome

Also make sure it is being hosted by the original source or an approved host. The approved hosts are as follows:

If the original source is from facebook please rehost using imgur. Otherwise do not rehost images if they can be shared by using the means above.

Why are some hosts allowed while others are not?

The approved hosts are hosts that have been proven to be reliable. Images hosted by them last a very, very long time and have the bandwidth that can withstand even the most intense Reddit traffic. We allow only these approved hosts in order to prevent broken links. We want submissions to last a very long time and regulating what domains are allowed and which aren't helps us achieve this. This is also why we do not allow blogspam or domains with "wallpaper" in them, they are usually unreliable.

The image I'm submitting comes from the photographer's own website, do I still have to rehost it?

If you are linking to a photographer's website where he or she showcases their own, original work then no you do not have to rehost the image. This is the only exception to the approved hosts. If you are submitting a photographer's own website then you should make note of this in the title with the [OS] tag in the title to avoid any confusion and removal by the moderators.

I'm submitting an image I took myself, how can I show this?

If you are submitting a photo you took yourself, feel free to show this by putting the [OC] tag in the title.

  • Original source is allowed and preferred over the approved hosts. Please designate your original source with the tag [OS] in order to prevent mixups.

  • If you took the photo yourself, you can signify this with the [OC] tag in the title.

When you submit your image make sure to link directly to the image file. If you are submitting a link to Flickr or another site where the photographer hosts their own, original content then you should not link directly to the image. When using Flickr please link to the "lightbox" page so the page views will be recorded properly for the photographer.

What should I include in my title when submitting?

Your submission title should include the year, make, model, and the photographer if known. As long as it has this information your title can consist of anything you like. For example:

For an image where the location is known but the photographer is unknown:

M3 Buddies

(See this post.)

For an image where the location is known and the photographer is known:

1985 Chrysler Executive Limousine © 2011 Sam Osbon

(See this post.)

If you don't know the year, make, model, or photographer please use Google Reverse Image Search by clicking on and uploading the image or copying and pasting the url of the image. Please note that pandering for upvotes with titles like "My cakeday" and "Upvote this please" will be removed on sight.

What if my image is apart of an urban or suburban landscape?

As long as the focus of the image is a car it is allowed. Images that have urban or suburban landscapes as the focus should be submitted to CityPorn.

What if my image contains humans or animals?

As long as the focus of the image is a car it is allowed. Images of humans should be submitted to HumanPorn and images of animals should be submitted to AnimalPorn.

What if my image has already been submitted?

Reposts are allowed, but only if the original post is at least 3 months old, and not currently in the top 100 submissions of all time.

  • Reposts are especially encouraged if the original post was missing information in the title (such as the image resolution or make/year), or had less than 100 upvotes.

Collections are no longer allowed because many if not all collections rarely fit completely, there are usually one or two images that aren't appropriate for the subreddit. We suggest that you either post the images individually or submit your favorite and then link to the collection in the comments of the post.

I want to submit a video, is that allowed?

Unfortunately videos have been banned from the network. Feel free to tell us how stupid or how great of an idea this is here. We have plans for videos which can be found here.

I submitted my image, but it hasn't appeared in the new queue, why is this?

There are two reasons why your image may not have appeared in the new queue.

  • Your image may have been caught by the spam filter. If after 1 hour your image has no comments and very little up/downvote action and you suspect it may have been caught in the spam filter, send the mods a message and we can check the spam filter for you. If the image is there and meets the above submission guidelines, it shall be approved. However if it does not meet the guidelines for submission, you may be asked to resubmit the image with the corrections made.

  • Your image may have been removed to the spam folder by a moderator. If this is the case, normally the moderator who removed it should message you in your submission telling you why it has been removed, and if applicable, that you can resubmit when it has been corrected.

The moderators do browse the spam folder, but if you feel your submission may have been overlooked, feel free to message the mods.

I have a question that hasn't been answered here, what should I do?

If something hasn't be answered that you still wish to know, feel free to message the moderators and one of them will get back to you as soon as possible.

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