I have followed various online tutorials on minting NFT’s and I am struggling to get them to show up in my wallet as NFTs. In Nami, they show under Collectibles but without the IPFS image, or when there are multiple in the policyID, there is just an x# but that window does not expand to show the other threee. In Flint wallet, they are just listed with all the other tokens with an x#. I know the IPFS works, I tested it on pool.pm/test/metadata. Im just wondering if I need to specify somehting different in my policy or metadata? Any ideas on what to check?
You were absolutely correct. The commandline $tokenname needs to be hex and the metadata tokenname needs to be a normal string and they need to match. Once I did that, both Nami and Flint walltes showed them as NFT\Collectibles! Thank you so much.
This might be worth a different post. What is the point of adding additional img files if the explorers and wallets dont let you browse them? My goal of adding three images was to 1. have a smaller thumbnail to save bandwidth (default), 2. show the original scan or photo, 3. show the digital version or touch up of the original.
A wallet that can do that would be super neat, especially if you could set per nft which image is the users default. In Cornucopias and Pavia I hope they let you choose from multiple image files in an nft.
Seems that CNFTHunt is using it. I can see why as IPFS guarantees that the image will be served up in its original format whereas most of web 2.0 fiddles with images 80% of the time which destroys typical steganography. Dont want to pay the additional fees of the chain? Keep the metadata slim and steg it in your image. Even exif, iptc etc could serve that purpose. Using one nft to unsteg another? Mind blown.
Dropbox or Google Drive will serve your files exactly as you upload them.
Even your own Web 1.0 web space will serve them as you upload them.
Thing is that IPFS is no magical silver bullet that guarantees that the content will always be there. It is just a content-addressed peer-to-peer network, not so much different from Bittorrent, which we have since the early 2000s.
To have your content persistently available, you either have to run your own IPFS server that has your content pinned or you pay a pinning service. And the latter is ridiculously expensive compared to “just use Google Drive”.