Inkipedia:Policy/Image Guidelines

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To keep images organised on Inkipedia, users should follow the image guidelines specified here.

General Guidance

When uploading an image, it needs to have an appropriate name and description, and be categorized by using [[Category:Category name]] tags in the "Summary" field on the upload page. If you are unsure of the best file type to use, .png images are the preferred format because of their enhanced loss-less compression, transparency layer, and open standard format.

Naming Guidance

An appropriate name is one that describes what the image is. Names should not detail where or how the image is going to be used. Numbered appended onto names are acceptable for use in series of screenshots or for images that differ a little but enough to warrant a separate upload. Names should never be made up of numbers only or time stamps.

Note that file name extensions are case-sensitive, for example Image.jpg is not the same as Image.JPG. Please always use lowercase file extensions.

Good image names Bad image names
Boy Inkling.png
Playthrough on Warehouse.gif
Splatoon frontcover.png
Vantage points on Port Mackerel.png
Marie and Callie.png
Carbon Roller.jpg
Suction Bomb.png
Splatoon manga cover.jpg
aaa.PNG
This item.png
Map5.gif
other thing.png
MDH77732ee5.jpg
EAY8GCAVFDQI0.jpg
Pretty dock.JPG
IMG_050.jpg

Summaries and Descriptions

An appropriate description is one which links back to the relevant article and contains text noting what the image is. For images not created by yourself and not a capture of Splatoon, provide a link to the source for attribution, along with the author's name if available. External links can be created with the follow syntax: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Example.png Source] produces Source.

The description for a screenshot should contain information about the level and general area in which it was taken, and any specific action which is taking place.

Categorization

The categories to use when categorizing an image are the subcategories of the images category. All applicable categories should be used, meaning it is possible to categorize as Fairuse and another category. However, categories should be as specific as possible. Do not include a category that is on top of a more appropriate one. To this effect, there should be very few images in the images category as they should be placed in sub categories.

Please be aware of uploading copyrighted material. Do not upload watermarked images, however but most other things are acceptable under {{fairuse}}.

Further Help

  • To view or search previously uploaded files, go to the list of uploaded files, (re)uploads are also logged in the upload log, deletions in the deletion log.
  • Names with their raw code as their name (e.g. File:EAY8GCAVFDQI0etc.jpg) will be deleted or renamed.
  • Copyright information can be selected from the Upload menu's licensing dropdown box. This will mostly be {{fairuse}}.
  • To include a file in a page, use a link in one of the following forms:
    • [[File:File.jpg]] to use the full version of the file
    • [[File:File.png|200px|thumb|left|alt text]] to use a 200 pixel wide rendition in a box in the left margin with "alt text" as description
    • [[Media:File.ogg]] for directly linking to the file without displaying the file.
  • If you are unsure, ask an admin or another member on their talkpage or find us on Skype.