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 search for Special:Upload). From there you can select a file and give it a name/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 (for instance, images from a press release).
    • Do not convert images to PNG, as the converted file will be worse than the original.
  • In-game screenshots should be captured at native resolution.
    • This can be done by setting your PCSX2 resolution to native and capturing the screenshot through PCSX2 directly.
    • This is to ensure all screenshots are consistent and faithful to the games.
      • If you only have a non-native resolution screenshot and you are unable to take a new one, upload it anyway and tag it with {{Replace image|Not native resolution}}.
  • Use descriptive files names.
    • e.g. Sly 1 May proto debug menu.png instead of SCREENSHOT_202207050937.PNG.
  • Please tag images when you upload them
    • Tagging an image automatically places the images in the correct categories for you.
    • See below for the complete list of image tags.

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 copy/paste one of these in the description box and change the parameters accordingly.

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 nothing if it's a screenshot of something else.

{{Screenshot tag|Sly 1}}

Logos[edit | edit source]

Use this tag for all logos. Replace "Sly 1" with whatever game the logo is from, or nothing 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]

Use this tag to mark images that need to be replaced. Please put the reason as the first parameter.

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