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506624 This page documents an official The Suite Life Wiki policy.

It is a widely accepted standard that should normally be followed by all editors. Discuss potential changes unless the edit is minor.


General Rules

File extensions

There are several file extensions that can be uploaded to Suite Life Wiki, with the most common being .JPG, .GIF, and .PNG. .PNG files are generally preferable due to its lossless data compression.

Copyrights

Every non-free image is used on Suite Life Wiki under the auspices of as Fair use under U.S. fair use laws. This means that they are used for informational/educational purposes, meant to identity the subject of an article and to illustrate something directly relevant to the text in its immediate vicinity.

Usage

Given the nature of copyrighted images, Suite Life 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.


Sourcing

All images must have clear source info as to where the image is from.

Types of Images

  1. Images, with few exceptions (voice actors, production crew), should come from Suite Life episodes.
  2. Fan art is not allowed.

Formats and Cropping

  1. Non-free images must remain unaltered. Changing colors, adding watermarks, text, or making montages that corrupt the copyright owners' original work is considered to be an infringement.
  2. Enhancing the colors levels, shading, brightness, contrast, and/or alpha of non-free images should only be done so as to improve their overall quality.
  3. Screenshots should preferably be submitted in their original ratio (4:3 or 16:9), unless they could benefit from cropping.
    1. If an image contains empty space or elements other than the subject being depicted, the image should be cropped to isolate the subject with respect given to the guidelines concerning closeups.

Quality

  1. The image should be of the highest quality available. DVD screen-captures are preferred, with television recordings and other formats being secondary. In the case of duplicate images, the highest quality image is kept.
  2. The infobox image should depict the character's most typical and recognizable likeness, unless consensus dictates otherwise.
  3. Extreme facial closeups should be avoided.

Replacement

Replacing 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).

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