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This article is all about using images on Nookipedia. It will teach you how to upload images, and how to format them for placement in various articles. If you'd like to know which articles need images, see here.

Uploading Images[edit]

Uploading images to Nookipedia is simple.

  1. Click the "Upload file" button in the toolbox at the bottom of the left navigation bar, or click here.
  2. Click the "Browse" button and find the image file on your computer.
  3. Type a file name into the destination filename box. This name will be used to put your picture in an article, so don't forget it. It should be something simple and easy to understand, such as TomNook.jpg or BusStop.png. Image extensions should be kept to all lowercase letters.
  4. Type a quick summary of what the image is.
  5. Click the upload button.

When you upload a new version of an existing image, the change may take a few minutes to take place.

Using Images[edit]

Using uploaded images on a page is simple. First, start editing the page you want to add the image to. Find a good spot to place the image and use the following code to insert it. [[File:Image.png]] Replace 'Image.png' with the name of the file you uploaded.

Formatting Images[edit]

The following section contains content copied from the Wikipedia page "Wikipedia:Picture tutorial" (CC-BY-SA 3.0). See that page's history for its authors. More extensive instructions on Wiki image formatting can also be found there.
Don Resetti yelling at the player.
Resetti from Wild World.

A typical picture can be inserted with a line "[[Image:...|thumb|...]]" as shown below. ("File:" can be substituted for "Image:" with no change in effect; the choice between the two is purely a matter of editorial preference.) Using "thumb" generates a thumbnail, a picture that is typically sized differently from the original image. Several options can affect a thumbnail's placement and size. By default a thumbnail is floated to the right of the page, with the text flowing around it, but this can be changed, as below:

A bigger image of Don Resetti yelling at the player.
Resetti from Wild World, again.

[[File:Resetti CF.png|thumb|left|alt=Don Resetti yelling at the player.|Resetti from [[City Folk]].]]

Normally a thumbnail has a width of 220 pixels (px). This width is used by typical readers, who have not logged in or who have not changed their preferences. You can set a different default width for yourself in My preferences under "Appearance:Files". The options are 120px, 150px, 180px, 200px, 220px, 250px, and 300px. Any image narrower than the preferred width is displayed at the narrower width. You can also display an image of a specified width. Typically, if you specify a width in pixels, it should be at least 300px. Widths greater than about 550px may cause problems with some browsers.

[[File:CityFolkResettiArt.png|thumb|left|300px|alt=A bigger image of Don Resetti yelling at the player.|Resetti from [[City Folk]], again. ]]

Transparent images[edit]


Use the {{ImageCaption}} template for transparent images. There are certain parameters to complete, but many are optional. An example is shown at the right.

{{ImageCaption |image = |size = |align = |caption = |captionalign = }}

Image Types[edit]

At Nookipedia, we accept png (.png), gif (.gif), jpeg (.jpg/.jpeg), and svg (.svg) images.

The png type is most preferable when retaining color information is important, such as in sprites; in other words, it's a cleaner image. The png format also supports transparency, so it is also recommended in artwork.

The jpg format is preferable in photographs and large images since it keeps the file size small at the cost of losing color information. Transparency is also incompatible with this format.

The gif format can retain color information, but the images must be indexed (in other words, the image must have 256 different colors). As a result, it is recommended that the image be saved into png, if possible. The gif extension, however, also supports animated images and transparency, so it is the go-to format for those types. While animated png images exist, not all browsers can support them and, as a result, are discouraged.

The svg format is only partially supported on certain Wiki sites. As a result, if you are unsure if your image is compatible with the site, save it as a png.

Requesting an Image[edit]

If you've written an article but do not have an image to accompany it, you may add it to the list of articles that need pictures. Simply place this code at the bottom of your article, ideally above the navigation templates, if there any. A notice will be displayed and it will be added to the picture wanted category here.


For more infomation please see our Upload Policy.