How to Do an Image Dump on 4Chan

4chan is an image board community site where users can share pictures and hold discussions about a variety of topics. The site is divided into a variety of boards covering interests ranging from cars, to video games, to literature. Many users use 4chan as an "image dump" site, where they can post and share a series of images related to one another through theme or content. Performing an image dump is the process of sharing a large number of images from your own collection, to contribute to the community's collection of images.

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Create a list of images you wish to dump. Store them in their own folder, if they aren't already organized according to theme, for ease of browsing.

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Go to the section of 4chan related to the images you wish to upload. For example, if you want to share a collection of pictures of classic cars, visit the "Auto" board, listed under "Interests."

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At the top of the board is the input menu for creating a new thread (topic) in the current board (section).

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Leave the "Name" entry field blank, to post anonymously.

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Leave the "E-mail" field blank.

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Write a description of your thread, such as "My Dream Car Collection" in the "Subject" field, similarly to the Subject line in an e-mail. This is displayed at the top of the thread in blue lettering. Adding a subject line is optional.

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In "Comment" you can write a comment, or leave it blank to simply post the image.

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The "Verification" field requires you to enter a Captcha code. Captcha codes are images with random characters that are distorted in a variety of ways in an attempt to filter out "spambots" (programs that automatically post to a board with malicious links or posts). Type the two-word phrase displayed in the image, in the entry field, to prove you are aren't a spambot. Press the "refresh" button on the right of the image to receive a new one, if you have trouble reading the one displayed.

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Click the "Browse" icon in the "File" field to search through your computer's files for images to post. Once you find one, the filepath is automatically filled in for you.

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A password to delete a post or thread made by you is automatically generated and saved by your computer, but you can type a custom one in the "Password" field.

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Click the "Submit" button next to the "Subject" line to make your post. A page opens, confirming your post has been made, and you are automatically directed to the thread.

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While in your thread, scroll to the top and repeat Steps 1 through 11 for every image.