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==Stock artwork==
* AvoidStock anyartwork alterationmay tobe stocktaken artwork,from exceptother removingwebsites. backgrounds orRemember to intrustivecredit textthe andsource resizingwebsite.
* Stock artwork should be saved as .jpg, except when the background is transparent, in which case .png is preferred.
* Avoid any alteration to stock artwork, except removing backgrounds or intrustive text and resizing.
* Stock artwork should be made by official sources. If no such artwork is available yet, artwork by non-official sources may be used with permission.
 
===Sugimori artwork===
* Generally, Sugimori artwork is preferred over other stock artwork. However, other artwork from official sources is still acceptable. If there is room for both images in the article, please include both, but if not, please use the Sugimori artwork. For reference, articles are most often organized to associate Sugimori artwork with game information and other artwork, unless connected to another form of canon, to anime information.
 
==Sprites==
* Game sprites may be taken from other websites. Remember to credit the source website.
* All sprites should be either .png or .gif images with either white or transparent backgrounds.
* Please avoid trimming sprites, and never scale sprites. Sprites should be kept true to their original size; for example, Pokémon and trainer battle sprites from the first two generations should be 56x56, battle sprites from the third generation should be 64x64, and battle sprites from the fourth generation should be 80x80.
* Sprites should be made by official sources. If no such sprites are available yet, sprtes by non-official sources may be used with permission.
 
===Pokémon===
 
===Items===
 
===Menu sprites===
 
===Overworld sprites===
 
===Game maps===
 
==Screenshots==
* Screenshots made and provided by a Bulbapedia user are highly preferred over ones taken from other websites.
* Screenshots should be saved as .jpg files.
* Screenshots made with any sort of screen capture device are preferred over screenshots taken with a camera. However, in the event that screen captures are not currently available, quality photos are acceptable replacements.
 
===Episode and movie screenshots===
* If used in the articles for the episode or movie that the screenshot was derived from, avoid trimming the image. Screenshots for episodes should be 320x240, or failing that, in another 4:3 ratio. Screenshots for movies should be 426x240, or failing that, in another 16:9 ratio, assuming the movie is in widescreen format. If the screenshot is used in another article, such as a character profile, trimming is allowed to focus the image on the characterarticle's subject.
* Episode screenshots should be as informative about the episode as possible. The best screenshots focus on major characters, depict the plot or major events of the episode, and display the episode's animation quality. Screenshots with watermarks or text on them should particularly be avoided.
 
===Game screenshots===
* If used in the articles for the game that the screenshot was derived from, avoid trimming the image. Screenshots should be 320x240, or failing that, in another 4:3 ratio. If the screenshot is used in another article, such as a character profile, trimming is allowed to focus the image on the article's subject.
 
==Scans==
* Scans made and provided by a Bulbapedia user are highly preferred over ones taken from other websites.
* Scans should be saved as .jpg files.
* Scans are preferred over photos taken with a camera. However, in the event that scans are not currently available, quality photos are acceptable replacements.
* Minimal alteration of scans are preferred. Any changes should attempt to preserve the original content and quality of the image. In the case of notably low-quality screenshotsscans, however, alterations which increase the quality of the screenshotscan are acceptable.
 
===Magazine scans===
 
==Photos==
* Photos made and provided by a Bulbapedia user are highly preferred over ones taken from other websites.
* Photos should be saved as .jpg files.
* Minimal alteration of photos are preferred. Any changes should attempt to preserve the original content and quality of the image. In the case of notably low-quality photos, however, alterations which increase the quality of the photo are acceptable.
 
===TFG photos===
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