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Images have a unique role in contributing to articles. They can explain things in ways words can't. While users are encouraged to upload images, not all are suitable for use on the Jak and Daxter Wiki.

Additionally, there are certain regulations to which images must adhere to remain consistent with the goals, practical value, and encyclopedic value of the project.

This page explains how to appropriately upload and use images.

Before uploading an imageEdit

Before uploading an image, consider the following criteria. This will allow you to predict with reasonable accuracy whether or not your image will be deleted after you upload it.

  • Ensure that your file is not a duplicate of a file already uploaded (deletion criterion B1). This includes exact duplicates, as well as images that are essentially duplicates (that is, images that ultimately serve the same purpose).
  • Copyrighted images are susceptible to removal per claims of copyright (criterion B3 or B4), therefore it is recommended to provide appropriate licensing disclaimers (usually {{presumed permission}}).[a]
  • Images must have practical and encyclopedic value, and fit within the scope of the wiki, to be used in an article. Users are encouraged to exceed no more than one non-wiki image to keep on their user page.
  • Otherwise, unused images are generally deleted after 24 hours per criterion B5, though they may be deleted sooner if it is unlikely they will be used by that time.
  • Unless the image is as unique as it is valuable, and vice versa, avoid uploading sub-par quality images. Quality is a major factor that determines whether or not an image is usable in an article.

Uploading an imageEdit

An image is a type of file. A file can also include videos and audio files. You can upload any file at Special:Upload. The accompanying blue disclaimer banner is adapted from the criteria above, but also contains a few additional tips.

To select the file you want to upload off of your computer, click the "Choose file" button in the "Source file" section, and navigate to your image. Wikia's servers permit a maximum file size of 10 MB, so first ensure your file is of appropriate size. While nearly every common file type is permitted, it is generally encouraged to stick to PNG and JPG formats.[b]

In the "File description" section below, retype the "Destination filename" field if necessary. Choose a brief but clear and descriptive file name. The "Summary" field is preloaded with a {{infobox file}} template. Fill in the parameters accordingly:

  • description should contain a thorough but concise account of the image.
  • source should contain a link to the source of the image. Direct links work best, though any indication is acceptable.
  • author defaults to Naughty Dog, change if the work is attributable to someone else or a Naughty Dog employee (such as Bob Rafei).
  • licensing defaults to {{presumed permission}}, though other licenses may be used as well after manually inserting the parameter.
  • other_versions may be manually inserted if necessary.

Next is an empty [[Category:]] link. Visit Category:Images to select an appropriate category for your image.

Once you have completed the form, press the "Upload file" button. Once uploaded, if you would like to go back and change the file's information, replace the file, or rename the file, visit its file page by visiting Special:Newimages, clicking the image's thumbnail, then clicking the file link at the top of the modal.

Adding an image to an articleEdit

Once you have successfully uploaded an image, you may place it in a relevant article. Navigate to the article and click "Edit". Note that the visual editor often erroneously places and formats image insertions, so it is suggested to use source mode by clicking the "Source" tab.

There are generally three types of image insertions: thumbnails, infobox images, and galleries. However, you may also want to simply link to an image without embedding it. While this should be avoided in articles, it is often helpful on talk pages. To do this, place an extra colon before "File", as in: [[:File:Image.png]].

ThumbnailsEdit

The thumbnail syntax is as follows:

[[File: name.(png/jpg) | left | thumb | px size | caption ]]
  • name is the name of the file you wish to add. If you uploaded the image, it's the name you chose in the upload form.
  • Use either png or jpg depending on which extension the desired file actually uses. Refer to note.[b]
  • Use left if you would like for the thumbnail to float to the left side of article text. Otherwise, the default is right, so either use left or omit it altogether (do not use right since it's unnecessary).
  • thumb is necessary for properly formatting the image within the context of article design. Do not omit this part in-article for supplementing text.
  • px size can generally stay at the default value by omitting this part altogether, though you may modify it if it is an unusually tall or wide image.
  • caption is both the caption that appears below the image thumbnail and the alt attribute. Both of these are highly recommended but not required.
  • Tip: Placement is key to using an image effectively. Only add an image to a section in which it is relevant. For example, avoid placing early concept art of an enemy in its combat section, as these have no correlation. Such an image would be better suited in the physiology section.

Infobox imagesEdit

To add an image to an infobox, assign only the file name and extension of the image to the image parameter of the infobox template. For example:

{{Infobox character
|image = Jak from TLF render.png
| ...
}}

GalleriesEdit

Tips and misc.Edit

  • Images that are higher in quality usually take preference to images that are higher in resolution (size). In-article thumbnails and file page previews don't normally exceed the size of the natural image resolution (and if it does the image should be considered for deletion).
  • MediaWiki sets a limit of 10 MB for file size, while Wikia sets a limit of 12.5 million pixels for image resolution.
  • Avoid the use of lossless JPEG format. The server cannot tell the difference when uploading, cannot make it into thumbnails, and no browser supports it properly which will often result in pixelated artifacts which significantly lowers the quality and usability of an image.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. Presumed permission can mean either of the following:
    • Because it is common among video game websites to use pictures from a video game, it is presumed that using pictures in a project like the Jak and Daxter Wiki is no differently permitted, given the assumption that (1) its use does not inhibit the copyright holder's ability to profit from the work (2) the use of the work could be seen as promotion, or has been used as such before, or (3) the work was previously used elsewhere on the internet.
    • Otherwise, pictures are presumed to be acceptable for use until complaints are advanced by the copyright holder.
  2. 2.0 2.1 If possible, try to convert any JPG images to PNG using an export system. JPG images tend to suffer from compression artifacts, which degrades the quality of the image. If the image already has compression artifacts, do not convert the file type unless you intend to rectify the quality issues.
This help page references the classic editor. Note that the VisualEditor may behave differently.

Adding photos is a simple and great way to improve any article, and provide further detail and color.

Step-by-Step

  • To start, you must log in to your account, and then click the Edit button on the page you would like to add a photo to.
  • Once in edit mode, click on the photo upload button Photo button on the right rail of the editor toolbar.
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  • A pop-up will appear, which will allow you to upload a photo from your computer. You can also search for photos already added to the community by others or on Flickr.com.
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  • Once you choose a photo to add, click upload.
  • Next you will be able to adjust the size and placement of the photo. You can also provide a caption, which will display below the photo.
  • If you would like to provide more details about the photo, including giving it a new name and providing license information, click on the more options link.
Photo description


  • After you have picked your options, click the Add photo button, and your photo will be added to the edit area.
  • Photos can be modified at any time in edit mode. Simply hover over the image and choose "modify", and the same pop-up window will appear.
  • Once you are done, click publish and your photo will be live on the page.


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Fandom University - Adding an Image

Video tutorial on how to add images.

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