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Below is a guide to certain areas of the wiki that require images.
Please ensure that if you upload an image while editing a page, that you add the appropriate attribution template. Click on more options, then choose an option from the Licensing list that appears. When you select a licensing template, a preview of it will appear. This template will appear on the file information page.
If you upload an image via Special:Upload (the Add a Photo link in the Contribute menu), then the same rule applies. The Licensing list is on the same page as the upload button. If you're using Monobook, this is the only image upload form available.
If you feel that the required option isn't on the list, please let an administrator know.
For character infoboxes, use landscape oriented photos or those that would fit in a landscape frame. Screenshots are typically landscape. Exceptions from the landscape guidelines are Zords/Mecha, Megazords/Giant Robos and Monsters. In addition, pleases use a photo that reflects the character in his most relevant (TV) appearance. Always use their most (TV) relevant appearance first if using a tabber in the infobox.
As for the size, it is preferable that the head of the subject make up 1/3 of the photo.
If the photo is not landscape the infoboxes, especially those of riders will crop it for you. Check to see that it looks good on the photo. The photo will keep the top portion and trim the lower part if it is portrait-oriented.
As information new arrives for each season, different qualities of images can be found. Please note the priority of what quality we can use.
Infobox Landscape Exemptions
These are seen in Kamen Rider categories and individual Kamen Rider pages. The important thing is that the suit design is clearly seen. Quality priority applies.
If you are removing a background from an existing Rider suit image via image-editing software, please ensure that the image edges are properly cleaned and that the image quality is retained.
Monster Form Photos
These are seen in infoboxes, and are exempt from the landscape rule. The important thing is that the suit design is clearly seen. Quality priority applies.
Photos from English-language sites (accessible by general audience) that contain layout detail are not allowed on the wiki as they form the site identity of other websites. Exceptions are photos found in downloads sections, such as wallpaper, skins, and official production photos. Non-English site photos are allowed with copyright. Never use an image with a watermark. Plain white backgrounds should also be avoided.
And don't upload animated images such as gifs to pages. For some users, they are taxing in graphics processing power on their older computers and some users have slower internet connections that will make rendering the page with the gif take longer or freeze up, thus this inconveniences them and hurts us in the long run.
Here are just some examples: