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Orb controls

Before you can start taking and uploading images you will need to make a wiki account: logged out users cannot upload files to the wiki.

Many of the images used on the wiki are captured using an in-game item called the orb of occulus (OOO). Once you have obtained the OOO:

  • Set your graphics settings according to the type of image you want to take using the table below.
  • Use the “gaze into” option on the orb to look through it.
  • Use its controls, which will be shown in the "Help Window", to zoom in on and get a good angle of the content which you wish to capture.
    • See existing images of similar content for a guide on what angle should be used.
  • When you are happy, simply printscreen and save the image.

How to take different types of imagesEdit

Type of image Example How to set graphics settings
Locations Varrock Use highest graphics settings you can

Anti-aliasing mode: FXAA+MSAA; Anti-aliasing Quality: ultra; Draw distance: ultra

Scenery
Strange switch
Anti-aliasing mode: FXAA+MSAA; Anti-aliasing Quality: ultra
Lighting detail: Low
May need to turn bloom off if it interferes with image
NPCs
Hans
Anti-aliasing mode: FXAA+MSAA; Anti-aliasing Quality: ultra
Lighting detail: low
Equipped item
Abyssal wand equipped
Anti-aliasing mode: FXAA+MSAA; Anti-aliasing Quality: ultra
Lighting detail: Low
Only the subject item(s) should be equipped: remove all other items and cosmetic overrides. Multiple items should only be worn when taking set images of armour (weapons and shields should have separate images).
Use EoC combat mode for consistent character stance.
For items with particles or which are translucent it is useful to take the image in a uniformly coloured area such as POH with greenscreen or cosmic altar.
Detailed item image (DII)
Abyssal wand detail
See below for techniques for taking high quality DIIs
Anti-aliasing mode: FXAA+MSAA; Anti-aliasing Quality: ultra
Lighting detail: Low
Inventory icon
Rocktail
Should be taken in NXT.
Take the image in the bank interface : when viewed in other interfaces it will have a shadow
Doesn't need to be taken with OOO, should not be resized

Detailed item imageEdit

Drop the item before using the orb of occulus to focus on it. From small/flat items it is easiest to drop the item on a slope so that it is possible to zoom on the item.


For items which are destroyed rather than dropped, you can use the item on Maemi who is found in Draynor Manor after completing Ernest the Chicken. This will show the an image of the item in the chatbox which can be screenshotted.

Editing your imageEdit

Once you have saved your image you should consider editing it to remove the background (add transparency): there is a guide on how to do this here.

It is not mandatory to do this: if you do not wish to add transparency simply crop the image and it is ready to uploaded.

UploadEdit

A file already existsEdit

If there is an existing file you should a upload a new version of this rather than creating a new file.

  • You can find the file's name by editing a page where it is used (image).
  • Search for that file name (image).
  • Use the "Upload a new version of this file" option under File History or the right-click "replace" option on the right click next to the edit button (image).
  • If you did not already add transparency to the image, add {{trans}} in the edit summary to add the image to Category:Images needing transparency or {{transl}} if the the image needs translucency - see the transparency guide for examples of the types images which need transparency/translucency applied.

A new fileEdit

If there is no previous file to upload over you should create a new file.

  • Click on the arrow next to the Contribute button at the top right of the screen and select "Add a file" (image).
  • Choose the file you want to upload.
  • Ensure an appropriate file name is entered into the "Destination filename" field (image).
    • Our Image policy contains standards for how to name different kinds of file here.
    • File extensions should be lower case, e.g. .png rather than .PNG.
  • The summary box can use used to:
    • Add {{trans}} in the edit summary to add the image to Category:Images needing transparency or {{transl}} if the the image needs translucency - see the transparency guide for examples of the types images which need transparency/translucency applied.
    • Add a license, use the table below to find the correct one for the image you are uploading.
License name Use
{{Chathead license|Name of character|type=type of chathead}} Any chatheads
Use type to specify player, override, npc, pet, or familiar
{{Cosmetic override license|Name of item}} Cosmetic overrides
{{Worn equipment license|Item name}} Worn equipment
{{Detailed item license|Item name}} Detailed item images
{{Inventory license|Item name}} Inventory icons
{{Monster license|Monster name}} Monsters
{{NPC license|NPC name}} Non-attackable non-player characters
{{Interface license|Interface name}} Interfaces
  • Images will not be automatically added to relevant pages: you must edit articles to add links to the image.
    • See here for how to do this using the default editor.
    • See here for how to do this if you have switched to Source mode editor.

See alsoEdit

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