Add your own photos to recipes on your Bookshelf

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Have you ever made a recipe on your Bookshelf that turned out so well that you thought your version should be the image that represents the dish? Or perhaps you have searched for a recipe and found one in a book with no images and you wished that you had a photo of the finished dish for reference. If either of these situations applies to you, you’ll love the new feature available to EYB Members – being able to add your own photo to any recipe on your Bookshelf.

The process to add photos is simple: click on any recipe title on your Bookshelf and you will see an “Upload image” button; click on it and follow the simple instructions. You can use an image from your computer or snap a photo with your smartphone and upload it in seconds. The image will appear on your Bookshelf immediately (just refresh the page) and will be available for everyone else to see after we have reviewed it to make sure it is not inappropriate. If there is an official image for the recipe it will appear first, followed by your own photos, then photos of other Members with the most recently added photos first. There is a gallery below the photos that you can scroll through to see them all (see below for an example of multiple photos).

Please remember that this feature is only for your own  photographs, not images from other online sources or from books. All copyright laws apply to the uploading of images to EYB; if you infringe on anyone’s copyright you may be held liable for damages (check our Terms & Conditions). We’re eager to see photographs from all of our Members, so please start snapping pictures and sharing them with us!

See Darcie’s later post about how to take the best food photos with your phone camera.

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  • emiliang  on  September 29, 2016

    I've been hoping for this feature for such a long time! Thank you!!! So helpful, especially for cookbooks without photos.

  • anightowl  on  September 29, 2016

    Fantastic! What a great new feature. I just uploaded a photo for one my recipes that I took for personal reference (for a cookbook with no photos), and it was unbelievably easy to do. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cati  on  September 29, 2016

    Is there a similar feature for uploading photos of the covers of books which at present are just showing as knives and forks?

  • Jane  on  September 29, 2016

    Cati – not yet, it's something we plan to add in future.

  • sbh2006  on  September 30, 2016

    Thank you so much for adding this; I photograph many recipes as part of my reviews, and will be sure to upload my photos from now on! What a fantastic resource ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jane  on  September 30, 2016

    sbh2006 – please add all the photos you have already taken as well, not just new ones. This is going to be great resource for members to share.

  • Foodycat  on  September 30, 2016

    I've been having a great time with this feature today.

  • Seren_Ann  on  October 1, 2016

    This is something I've always wanted ! EYB is really the cookbook indexing resource I'd been dreaming of for years without knowing it existed. So pleased I found it !

  • Rinshin  on  October 1, 2016

    Love it!

  • nicolepellegrini  on  May 12, 2017

    Wow, how am I only learning of this feature now? I love it! I've been taking photos of my successful cooking endeavors for years…now I can go through my archives to find the best ones to add here.

  • infotrop  on  January 12, 2019

    oops, I uploaded the wrong image. Is there a way to delete it? thanks!

  • Nuthatch34293  on  March 3, 2019

    I canโ€™t find the upload image button on my recipe page.

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