Help

Need help? Whether you're a first-timer or an experienced Speechabler, you can find answers to all of your Speechable questions here. See the available Q&As below and choose the one that best fits.

Speechable - Do your photos have something to say?

FAQ

  1. How do I upload a photo?
  2. How do I create those awesome speech bubbles?
  3. What if I want my Speechable photo to be private?
  4. My upload's been running a long time and hasn't completed. What should I do?
  5. How do I flag inappropriate photos?
  6. Where can I report a site security issue?

How do I upload a photo?

Make sure your photo is in an acceptable format before uploading.

  1. Click either the "From Your PC" image or "From an URL" image,
  2. File browse to your photo or copy and paste a URL and click OK,
  3. That's it! If you photo successfully uploaded, you should be seeing it on the screen now.

It can take from a few seconds to a couple of minutes for your photo to upload to Speechable.

If you're receiving an error with your Upload, you might want to make sure you're attempting to upload a file that's recognized by Speechable. Speechable accepts image files from most digital cameras and cell phones in the .JPG, .BMP, .TIF, and .PNG file formats.

Note: Photos cannot be larger than 800 pixels by 600 pixels. Images that are too large are resized to the largest acceptable size.

How do I create those awesome speech bubbles?

Our motto is that a picture is worth a thousand words, and rather than explaining how to create speech bubbles this instruction video has to be worth at least two thousand words or so:

What if I want my Speechable photo to be private?

After you save your Speechable photo, you will have the option to make it private. That means your Speechable photo will not appear in the on the Gallery page, but you can still link to it and email it to your friends!

My upload's been running a long time and hasn't completed. What should I do?

Uploading a photo can take several minutes, depending on the size of your photo and the demand on the servers. If your photo upload is taking longer than 5 minutes to complete, we recommend canceling the upload, checking the file size of your photo (and possibly scaling it down), and uploading it again.

Please make sure any firewall software you may have is allowing the connection to our server. If you're on a corporate or school network the connection may be blocked. You might want to check with your network administrator to find out what restrictions your network's under.

How do I flag inappropriate photos?

If you see a video that you think is inappropriate based on our Terms of Use, you can report it to us for review by clicking the "Flag as Inappropriate" link under the photo.

Where can I report a site security issue?

By a site security issue or security vulnerability, we mean things like hacks or exploits on Speechable. If you think you've found a security issue or vulnerability on the Speechable website, please tell us about it by emailing us at abuse@speechable.com. We need to know the exact URL of a sample page, if possible, and we'd appreciate it if you could include a detailed description of the issue. Please use an email address where we can reach you if we need more information.