Forum:New image policy on new wiki

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Erry - Deep Drive
TALK - Moon shine down. ~ 02:36, January 31, 2011 (UTC)
8tE68DV.png I propose that in the new wiki after we successfully move to the Kingdom Hearts DB that we put in a new image policy that every filetype of image must be either .png or .gif because I find it a big pain when I want to remove the background of an image and then only to find that the original image is .jpg and have to upload an entirely new file, that clutters up the image category. Both .png and .gif support transparent backgrounds, however .jpg does not and it has horrible compression. So, what do you think?
maggosh The steel is forged... "Souls as far as the eye can see..."

"If you want light to rule over all, then you must rid the world of everything else."

I completely agree.
LegoAlchemist - They changed "Snipe Magnet" to "Magnet Grab"? Who's translating this game, 4kids?
TALK - Friendships are in direct contravention of mercenary conduct as delineated in your contracts, and on a personal note: I am very, very, disappointed with you.
Vsymbol.png I think it is an excellent idea, Erry, only I'm worried about how easy it will be to moderate... I mean, it can't be exactly a walk in the park to sort through hundreds up images and distinguish whether they are the correct file extension, and then move them, can it?
The Inexistent - What happen?!?
TALK - Somebody set up us the bomb...
I also agree. I fully support this idea, although, as previously stated, this will be extremely hard to moderate. In addition, the majority of the lead images and screenshots currently being used ARE jpg. to replace these will take an extremely long time, and the deletion of the superseded files would take monthes (look in the articles for deletion, most of them have been there for monthes, and still remain in existence).
Lilienne - "If the king doesn't lead, how can he expect his subordinates to follow?"
TALK - "Snow is white because it's forgotten the colour it's supposed to be." 23:24, January 31, 2011 (UTC)
OathOblivTalkPic_zps6eebf78e.png 2¢...It sounds good, but I agree it would be a pain to sort through the images.
17master - Nothing is true un2.png Everything is permitted
TALK - Vittoria Agli Assassini! ~ {{{time}}}
What about the original .jpg files? Should they be deleted?
KrytenKoro - Most bears were content to live their lives, mauling and eating one, maybe two humans at most. "Mass-murder," as the bears always said, "is for the sharks." But not Barry. Barry was different. He knew that one day, he would kill ALL of the humans. This is the inspiring, tear-jerking story of one bear and the dream he dared to dream.
They should be marked for deletion, certainly, but not deleted until they are replaced across the wiki.
Erry - Deep Drive
TALK - Moon shine down. ~ 14:59, February 1, 2011 (UTC)
8tE68DV.png To add onto what Kryten said, any .jpg images that can be converted to .png or .gif and are of good use will stay, however redundant ones will be deleted.
ShardofTruth Once you believe, truth and lie are quite the same thing. — 02:33, February 2, 2011 (UTC)
Game Clear Data KHRECOM.png I agree, that would be best.

I have another thing I want to talk about though: image dimensions. Most all of you may noticed, that there were some uploads of ridiculous large images (1000px-2000px) in the past months, which are made avaible on some sites (I think there are mostly press material). There are two things, that bother me about them:

1. We never use images wider than 400px here (with the exception of the BBS timeline), because the templates and now even the site itself are not suited for bigger images. So there are just resized and therefore the big resolution is useless.

2. The quality of these images is in almost every case very poor, because they are highly compressed jpgs. Which leads to another problem: the cutting from the gray background that is used nearly every time as well. The borders of the images are so blurred it's not 100% possible to get it right, that's why most of the large images look rather horrible if you look at them in their original size. So they are ugly as well.

The solution for both problems is easy: Cut the image and then smooth and resize them, so the ugly borders can not be seen.