Help:Contributing/Image guidelines

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This article will tell you how to upload and properly use images in the wiki.

How to upload images[edit | edit source]

To upload an image (or any other kind of file), click the Upload file link in the sidebar, or go directly to the page Special:Upload. From there you can select a file, give it a name and description.

Image guidelines[edit | edit source]

When uploading images, please follow these guidelines:

  • The preferred file type is PNG. You may upload a JPEG if it is the only available image and there is no alternative. Do not convert images to PNG just to upload them, as this results in poor quality PNGs.
  • For in-game screenshots, capture the screenshot at the native resolution. This can be done by setting your PCSX2 resolution to native and capturing the screenshot through PCSX2 directly. This is to ensure screenshots are consistent throughout the wiki.
    • If you only have a screenshot that is non-native resolution and you are unable to take a new one, you can still upload it if it's a PNG. Just put {{Replace image|Not native resolution}} in the image description and someone will eventually come along to replace it.
  • Use descriptive files names, eg. Sly 1 May proto debug menu.png instead of SCREENSHOT_202207050937.PNG.

Tagging images[edit | edit source]

When you upload your image, there will be a box to type in a description. This is where you can tag your image so it gets added to the appropriate category. Just insert one of these in the description box.

Screenshots[edit | edit source]

Use this tag for all screenshots of games, tools, or other things. Replace "Sly 1" with whatever game it is a screenshot of, or leave it blank if it's a screenshot of something else.

{{Screenshot tag|Sly 1}}

Logos[edit | edit source]

use this tag for all game logos. Replace "Sly 1" with whatever game the logo is from, or leave it blank if it's a logo of something else.

{{Logo tag|Sly 1}}

Icons[edit | edit source]

Use this tag for any kind of icon or symbol.

{{Icon tag}}

Personal images[edit | edit source]

Use this tag for images you plan to use on your user page. If you stop using these images, they will likely be deleted.

{{Personal image|username}}

Replace image[edit | edit source]

This template is used to mark images that need to be replaced. Please put the reason as the first parameter.

{{Replace image|Put the reason here.}}