General Rules Edit
File extensions Edit
There are several file extensions that can be uploaded to Iron Knight Wiki, with the most common being .JPG, .GIF, and .PNG. .PNG files are generally preferable due to its lossless data compression, and because it's the best format for high-quality pictures.
Every non-free image is used on Iron Knight 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.
Given the nature of copyrighted images, Iron Knight 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.
Types of Images Edit
- Images from the manga must always be blanked out. This means that all the text in the bubbles or anywhere in the panel must be erased, unless they overlap with the art of that panel.
- The image should be of the highest quality available. In the case of duplicate images, the highest quality image is kept.
- The image should be an accurate, dignifying representation of the character.
- The infobox image should depict the character's most recognizable likeness, unless consensus dictates otherwise.
- Changing an infobox image must be done through the Profile image change page. This, however, does not apply when replacing a file with a higher quality version.
- If an article contains three images or more (including the infobox), an image from the character's torso is sufficient for the infobox. At least one of the images in the article should depict the character's full body, or the images as a group should show enough angles to give a full impression of the character. An article with two or fewer images should have a full body shot, or as close to one as possible, in the infobox. Extreme facial closeups should be avoided.
Only official pictures are allowed on mainspace content. There is a lot of fan-art out there, don't upload it on any of our articles or image galleries.
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).
Duplicated images will be deleted. Always check if the picture hasn't been uploaded first.