- This page is a list of guidelines for images on the wiki and is meant to help new users understand the standards of this wiki. Please note that this list is meant to be used more as a guide than a rulebook, as this page only lists tips based on mistakes that have already been made on the wiki and thus it may not cover all possible issues with images. Even if the guideline does not include a mention of a specific issue, the image may still be edited/removed from articles/deleted if necessary.
Please take the time to read the guidelines below, as any and all images uploaded after the creation of this page that do not meet the requirements of this wiki may be deleted with or without warning.
- Official images must be properly sourced and categorized according to the source.
- Images should be properly named and uploaded in the proper format.
- Unofficial images are only allowed on personal pages. Unused unofficial images will be deleted.
- Duplicates or images of scenes that take places within seconds of each other should not be uploaded.
- Images should be placed where they are relevant, but should not obstruct navigation or make the page look unaesthetic.
Before uploading an image, please check Images to see if the image that you want to upload is already on the wiki. All images are categorized by source, so finding duplicates should not be hard and we do not need repeats.
If you have confirmed that the image is not present on the wiki, then the following guidelines depend on whether the image you want to upload is an official image or fanart/unofficial image.
Fanart is pictures that do not have an official source or are made by non-official artists. All non-sourced images are treated in the same way as fanart are until an official source is found. Pictures of cosplay are also regarded as fanart. Pictures of real-life props (e.g. models of items) follow the same guidelines as fanart pictures, even if the props are official.
- All fanart pictures are for personal-use only. Usage of fanart on official pages (articles, image galleries, category pages etc.) is forbidden.
- User pages, user blogs, forums etc. are pages where fanart can be used.
- Cosplay, real-life prop pictures, memes, and images that have no relation to Devils Line are forbidden from being uploaded to the wiki. You can only use these pictures on your personal page.
- A fanart picture must be used somewhere as soon as possible, or it will be marked for deletion to keep the wiki's photo library tidy.
- Fanart and off-topic images should be minimally used on the wiki. In other words, avoid uploading too many fanart pictures.
- Do not claim someone else's work as your own. Give credit to the original author of the picture.
Official images are illustrations and art that comes from official sources, which include: Devils Line manga illustrations, Devils Line anime screenshots, Platinium Vision magazines, the Devils Line anime official site, official products (products licensed by people who officially contribute to the series) etc.
- Repeated images or images that are too similar to already existing images (e.g. screenshots taken within several seconds of each other from the same footage) should be avoided, unless there is a very good reason to use such images. Please check Images before uploading a new image.
- Only raw images are allowed. In other words, no English text should be visible in the picture, unless it was like that in the original.
- Images of maps can have English text if the image is meant to be used on an article as a map of an area.
- Images should not be modified to be counted as official. Redrawing (for light novel illustrations), merging (taking two official images and fusing them into one when both of them show different details of the same scene, thus creating a panoramic view) and cropping is acceptable, but changing colors, adding content that was not present in the original etc. is forbidden.
- Watermarks, especially non-official ones, should not be present on the image if possible.
- Images should not be cropped for use in galleries.
- Images should not have black borders if possible.
- If a category of images has a naming convention (e.g. LN illustrations or BD covers), then please follow this convention.
- File names should be descriptive and not random, as random names make it hard to find the file. This also means that file names should not include characters that are hard to insert with an English keyboard.
- Example of a good name: "Yuuki rescuing Tsukasa.png". Example of a bad name: "BhhT4PLCAAAXVyp.jpg"
- Images should not exceed a size where they interfere with the viewing of content.
- Avoid uploading low-quality pictures, unless a higher quality version is not available.
- All official images should be uploaded in .png format instead of .jpg, unless the picture in .png format exceeds 4-5 MBs in size. Other formats are acceptable if, based on the circumstances, the format is better than the .png format (e.g. using .gif for animated pictures).
- The wiki's .jpg thumbnail algorithms are very bad. That is why we only use .jpg format for very large files, as .png format images stop working properly when they reach around 4-5 MBs in size and .png pictures become overly large when compared to .jpg format pictures as the resolution of the file increases.
- All official images MUST be sourced.
- If the image was extracted from a third party site, but originally came from a magazine or some other official source, the description should include both the source to the third party site where the image was taken from and a description of the actual original source.
- Specify the licensing of the image. When uploading an image, you will see a "Licensing" drop-down menu that you can use to select the type of license.
- Pictures should be inserted in-between paragraphs of text, at least one line break separating the file code from the text, on an article. Do not insert pictures in the middle of a paragraph, as it makes the page look messy in source mode.
- Note: The image appears next to the paragraph below/after the file code in source mode. Previewing your edit will allow you to see where exactly the image would be placed and how it will look.
- Placement of images must be related to the information near its placement.
- Only one image should be used per paragraph to not overcrowd the article with images. For appearance sections, if more than one picture is needed (e.g. to show the appearance of the character early in the series and then later in the series), a small slideshow gallery should be used to conserve space and to fit into the section.
- Images on articles are usually placed in a way that nearby images are not on the same side (e.g. if one image is aligned to the right, the next image is usually aligned to the left side, the third is then aligned to the right side, etc.).
- This standard does not apply when such alignment causes problems with the aesthetic of the page (usually, when the image overlaps with a section or infobox).