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1,514 bytes added, 14:01, 8 April 2014
still needs updating. will discuss later to determine format for magazine scans, which is quite disorganized overall...
====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.
* 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. SpritesStill sprites should be kept true to their original size; for example, Pokémon and trainer battle sprites from the first two generations should be 56x5656×56, battle sprites from the third generation should be 64x6464×64, battle sprites from the fourth generation should be 80x8080×80, and battle sprites from the fifth generation should be 96x9696×96. Animated sprites may exceed these limits, though they cannot be lower than the aforementioned sizes.
* Sprites should be made by official sources. If no such sprites are available yet, sprtessprites by non-official sources may be used with permission.
**[_g] is gender for 4th+ gen sprites
**[_s] is shiny for 2nd+ gen sprites
**[-AUnown letter] at the end (but before _s) for Unown's letter
***EX for !, QU for ?
**[-Type] at the end (but before _s) for Arceus's type
**[letter] at the end (but before _s) for other Pokémon with forms
*Sprites should be named as follows:
** '''Spr [game(s) of debut] [Trainer name].png'''
** '''Spr BW Swimmer M.png'''
***Male Swimmer in Black and White
** '''Spr DP Waiter.png'''
***Waiter in Diamond and Pearl
* Sprites should be named as follows:
** '''Bag XXX Sprite.png'''
* Sizes should be 24x24
====Menu sprites====
* 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 article'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, as should screenshots that spoil the episode's most important event.
* Screenshots used to depict errors in an episode should feature significant mistakes at first glance, such as a miscolored piece of clothing or hair, or lack thereof. Very specific errors that need a overly thorough examination of the episode do not meet the aforementioned criteria and will not be valid.
====Game screenshots====
====Manga scans====
* The scans should be named as follows:
** '''[manga code][chapter number].png'''
*** Scans of each chapter should show the first page of said manga.
*** Each manga code is unique to each manga, correlating with the respective article on Bulbapedia. For instance, the manga code for Magical Pokémon Journey is '''PPP''', while the manga code for Pokémon RéBURST is '''RB'''. Note that for Pokémon Adventures, instead of chapters, this is referred to as ''rounds''.
*** Should there be bonus chapters, there is a '''B''' in front of the chapter number. For instance, if one were to upload the second bonus chapter of Magical Pokémon Journey, the file would be uploaded as "PPPB02.png".
=====Cover pages=====
* Cover page scans for manga should be named as such:
** '''[Media name] [Company name/Region abbreviation] volume [vol. #].png'''
====TCG scans====
* TCG scans should be namesnamed as follows:
** '''[card name][set name][set number].jpg'''
*** [card name] is the name of the card, and all non-alphanumeric characters (excluding hyphens, but including spaces) should be omitted. For any name that includes ''''s''', omit the entire ''''s''' rather than just the apostrophe.
==Personal images==
*As of May 13, 2011, Personalpersonal images are no longer allowed on the Archives. Any personal images uploaded to the Archives will be deleted on sight. If you have any questions, ask an {{ar|Staff|admin}}.
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