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General rules

File extensions

There are several file extensions that can be uploaded to Deltora Quest Wiki, with the most common being .JPG and .PNG. Due to its lossless data compression, .PNG files are generally preferable.

Animated .GIFs are disallowed due to their lack of purpose and distractive quality. If a still image is insufficient to illustrate the text it accompanies, then one should consider rewriting the text to better convey the intended message.

Copyrights

Every non-free image is used on Deltora Quest Wiki under the auspices of the fair use doctrine of the United States Fair use law. This means that they are used for informational/educational purposes, meant to identify the subject of an article and to illustrate something directly relevant to the text in its immediate vicinity.

Usage

Given the nature of copyrighted images, Deltora Quest Wiki tries to use them sparingly, and whenever possible on more than one single article, instead of using different pictures to illustrate the same subject.

The use of too many images on the same article should also be avoided. Apart from the general consensus that it causes aesthetic problems, this practice also directly challenges the policy that we use images sparingly.

Users may use up to three copyrighted images on their user pages as long as those are being used on canon and/or fanon articles. Users may not upload said images for use only on their user space, threads, or for blog purposes. Certain exceptions apply, such as using features similar to sandboxes for the purpose of improving articles.

Galleries

Galleries are not to be used on articles, unless they are indispensable to convey the information correctly and completely. Once a proper alternative has been found for the gallery, it is to be deleted. In any case, the number of images in the gallery is not to exceed six.

Sourcing

All images must have clear source info as to where the image is from. For this, they need to have either {{Imagebox_Anime}}, {{Imagebox Cover}} or {{Imagebox Scan}} filled out. If an image isn't sorted correctly, the uploader will be warned that the image may be deleted if it isn't sourced properly within a given amount of time.

To source an image correctly, the uploader needs to go to the page of the image itself, not the page where the image is uploaded, click to edit the page and add either the {{Imagebox_Anime}}, {{Imagebox Cover}} or {{Imagebox Scan}} template. To information to fill out the given parameters correctly, can be found here.

Types of images

  1. Images, with few exceptions (voice actors, production crew), should come from scans from the Deltora Quest, The Three Doors or Deltora Quest episodes.
  2. Fan art is not allowed except on profile pages.

Formats and cropping

  1. Non-free images must remain unaltered. Changing colors, adding watermarks, text, or making montages that corrupt the copyright owners' original work is considered to be an infringement, thus the image will be deleted.
    1. The only exception to this happens when, in the lack of appropriate screenshots, we must resort to concept art images to depict a character in its respective infobox. In such case, altering the image to remove or alter its background is acceptable for aesthetic reasons.
  2. Enhancing the colors levels, shading, brightness, contrast, and/or alpha of non-free images should only be done so as to improve their overall quality.
  3. Screenshots should preferably be submitted in their original ratio (4:3 or 16:9), unless they could benefit from cropping.
    1. If an image contains empty space or elements other than the subject being depicted, the image should be cropped to isolate the subject with respect given to the guidelines concerning closeups.
    2. If removal of these elements decreases the pixel ratio from standard when cropping an already uploaded image, re-sizing to adhere to said ration will reduce overall fidelity. In order to conform to Deltora Quest Wiki quality standards, removal of such features must be performed with an equivalent unedited high-quality image and subsequently revised to fit our image ratio requirements.

Quality

  1. The image should be of the highest quality available. DVD screen-captures are preferred, with television recordings and other formats being secondary. In the case of duplicate images, the highest quality image is kept.
  2. The infobox image should depict the character's most typical and recognizable likeness, unless consensus dictates otherwise.
  3. Extreme facial closeups should be avoided.

Replacement

Replacing (overwriting an image) can take place when the original file is of low resolution/quality. In this case, the original picture must be replaced by the exact same version with better quality.

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