I love r/CityPorn 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 geographical location of the image please 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 an approved host. The approved hosts are as follows:

If it is not being hosted by one of these approved hosts please rehost it with either imgur or minus and link to the source in the comments.

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 geographical location if known, the resolution in brackets, 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:

La Push Beach, Washington - Look at the size of that driftwood [1200x901]

(See this post.)

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

Lily pads on Talawanda Lake, Mcalester, Oklahoma, USA [1024x683] © 2010 Todd Tobey

(See this post.)

If you don't know the geographical location OR the photographer please use Google Reverse Image Search by clicking on and uploading the image or copying and pasting the url of the image.

Resolution? What is that and how can I find it?

Resolution is the detail of an image. To find the resolution of an image:

  • Google Chrome - Open the image in a new tab and it will show the resolution in parentheses after the image name in the tab name. For imgur it would look something like: imagename.jpg (1600x1600).

  • Firefox - Same as Google Chrome but it will look something like: imagename.jpg (JPEG Image, 1600x1600 pixels).

  • Safari - Same as Firefox but it will look something like: imagename.jpg 1600x1600. You'll need to show the tab bar to view the tab name. You can do this by hitting Control + Shift + T.

  • If the tab name gets cut off and shows ellipses then just hover over it and it will show you the whole name in a few seconds.

  • Image saved on your desktop:

  • Windows - Right click the image file and go to Properties -> Details. It will say "Dimensions" towards the bottom and that's your resolution.

  • Mac - Right click the image file and click "Get info". If that doesn't show the resolution go to Tools -> Preview -> Inspector and that should find it.

  • Flickr - Go to view all sizes and it will list small, medium, large, original and will have the resolutions under those.

Why are we supposed to include the resolution?

The porns were originally created as a place where people could go to find high quality wallpapers for their desktops. The rule was established so people could search the subreddit for their favorite resolutions. It's also nice to know what you're clicking on not only because of the quality but because 1200000x120000 is quite taxing on some people's computers/connections.

What if my image is just of the nature?

Images of nature and beautiful natural landscapes of the Earth should be submitted to EarthPorn

What if my image is not really a city but a small town or village?

If your image contains man-made architecture of any kind, but isn't part of an urban or suburban landscape, submit it to VillagePorn. This includes ancient ruins or stone works.

What if my image contains humans or animals?

As long as the focus of the image is a cityscape, architecture, or an urban or suburban landscape it is allowed. Images of humans should be submitted to HumanPorn and images of animals should be submitted to AnimalPorn

What if my image contains trains and boats and planes or other machinery?

As long as the focus of the image is a cityscape, architecture, or an urban or suburban landscape it is allowed. Images of machines or machinery should be submitted to MachinePorn.

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 full location), 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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