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The images and media policy describes preferred image source, content, and usage in articles and other pages. It applies to all images equally, regardless of uploader, format, and subject.

SummaryEdit

All images must be suitable for use on a mainspace page; if they are for your userpage, please upload to a site such as imgur instead. If you are uploading a replacement for an existing file, please go to that file's page and use the "Upload a new version of this image" link to upload your image. Ideally all images should be taken with 4x anti-aliasing active, be in the .png file format, and should have a good name. Images of equipped items should only have the item that the image is about being worn.

ImagesEdit

SourceEdit

Nearly all images uploaded to the Wiki should be taken by the uploader themselves in the RuneScape game client (in layman's terms, while playing RuneScape). A screenshot is taken by pressing Shift + Prnt Scrn, Prnt Scrn, or Command + Shift + 3 for Macs while the RuneScape window is open, then pasting it into an image editor, usually by pressing Ctrl + V (Command + V for Macs) or opening the Edit menu and selecting Paste. Once in the editor an image can be cropped, edited, and saved (preferably as a .png, details below). Other possible sources, and our related policies, are:

Java and NXTEdit

Images may be taken from both the Java or NXT version of the game. However, NXT is the preferred client. Permanent usage of Java images should be limited to cases in which an NXT version cannot be obtained, such as historical images, or in which the NXT image requires further maintenance. Materially equivalent images should utilise the NXT version when similar revisions in both clients are already available. For inventory sprites, NXT is always preferred.

Java images that are to be replaced should be tagged with {{Java image}}. A list of Java images that require replacement can be found in Category:Images taken in the Java client.

BestiaryEdit

RuneScape Bestiary images will be allowed for use in articles only if a better image cannot be captured in-game. Bestiary images should be marked with the {{Bestiary image}} template.

Fan artEdit

Fan art that has been displayed on the RuneScape website should not be uploaded. Other types of fan art such as personal fan art and fan art created by another author is also not acceptable on the wiki and is subject to deletion. Fan art does not include RuneScape images that have had transparency or acceptable particle transparency added, slight colour enhancements or added brightness.

FansitesEdit

Images from other fansites cannot be uploaded. Most websites ask that the images featured there not be used elsewhere, and it is the wiki's policy to honour that request.

Non-free imagesEdit

Non-free images include things such as official artwork, or images, icons or screenshots from the official RuneScape website or forums, may be uploaded but must come from official Jagex sources, such as official RuneScape social media outlets (such as Facebook or Jagex Moderator-run Twitter accounts) or the main website itself.

Third party imagesEdit

Images taken from the Jagex cache, game memory, Adventurer's Log, and/or extracted with any third party software, should be tagged with {{3rd party image}}. This template only applies to assets that are used in-game rather than images from a non-free source.

ContentEdit

This section covers guidelines which are applied while in the game. These deal with manipulating the game environment to produce the highest quality images. If these conditions cannot be met, an image can still be uploaded. A Standard detail image is better than no image at all!

Anti-aliasingEdit

MXAA or MXAA+FXAA anti-aliasing should be applied all images whenever possible, regardless of whether transparency is required or not. Current images without anti-aliasing or with FXAA anti-aliasing should be tagged with the {{No AA}} template, except for historical images.

LightingEdit

Area or location images should use their natural lighting. Single subject images, such as those for NPCs or items, should use Daystone or Midday lighting. Common sense should be used to handle exceptions on a case-by-case basis.

InterfaceEdit

When taking screenshots of the interface (for example, images of the settings menu or cutscenes that show the chatbox), the New Interface System released with RuneScape 3 must be used. The only instances in which the Legacy interface is allowed are when the topic pertains exclusively to Legacy Mode.

Ground decorationEdit

Ground decoration shows or hides ground accents such as pebbles or grass. These ground decorations often show above or cover up parts of the subject of the screenshot. As such it should be turned off for single-subject screenshots. It can be left on for environment scenes.

StanceEdit

During the Evolution of Combat updates added to the game in 2012, the ability to sheathe/stow your avatar's weapons and shields when out of combat was introduced. To achieve the highest quality standard of images, only unsheathed and relaxed stance equipped item images are to be used.

Due the Legacy updates of 2014, stances are now different when using Evolution of Combat or Legacy. For consistency purposes, in addition to using only unsheathed and relaxed stances, all equipment images are to be taken in Evolution of Combat mode rather than Legacy mode.

CostumesEdit

Editors are to wear no equipment or cosmetic overrides when modeling for an image. Wearing other equipment that is irrelevant to the subject item may distract the purpose of the image. If an image is found to have distracting equipment or overrides, the image should be tagged for retaking. Benign and undistracting costume parts (such as plain boots) can be ignored.

GenderEdit

Any gender may be used for any image (providing the subject matter is available to both genders), and users should not replace images solely to depict their gender of choice. Replacing a low quality image with a higher quality image is perfectly fine, regardless of gender. Both genders may be depicted on equipment articles if there are equipment variations.

CutscenesEdit

For cutscenes, only the most important parts should be displayed on the respective article. There should generally be no more than 4 images per cutscene. Action shots of cutscenes may look good, but they also increase the pageload a lot without adding anything useful to guides.

If there are plenty of images available that show cutscenes, they can be added to a separate page, pagename/cutscene. That page can then be linked to on the main page for that quest, thus allowing viewers who want to see more to see more.

EquipmentEdit

Equipment images should always be a full body image when possible, preferably using an Orb of oculus. An image of the full body is preferred over just the head, feet, weapon or any other separated part. The equipment image is meant to show the body of a player wearing the item. To show the item in detail, detailed item images can be made.

For items in a set, it is preferred that the whole set should be taken as part of the picture, while the weapons and shield should be separate.

Customisable itemsEdit

Images of items and equipment with a great number customisable cosmetic properties should only display the item in its default state. Having multiple images of the same item increases the page load and inflates the amount of work when maintaining, managing, and updating the images. Taking a picture of the customisation interface is a superior option.

Setup imagesEdit

Images of equipment setups for strategy guides should not be uploaded due to the high maintenance required and the multiple options for personal setups. Tables should be used on the strategy guide instead of a setup image.

TextEdit

Screenshots of text should not be uploaded, such as ones focusing on the chat box, interfaces, or popups. Instead, the text should be transcribed onto the article (or into the Transcript namespace when appropriate).

MinimapsEdit

  • Map images should be taken from the world map, using 100% map zoom.
  • Images showing something's location should be cropped to 250x250px. A blue translucent marker 75x75px should be used to indicate the location.
  • Images should only be taken from the minimap if it is not possible to obtain them from the world map. Player, NPC, and item dots should be edited out of the image and it should be marked up in the same way as images using the world map. Minimaps should be aligned with the use of a compass clue prior to capture to ensure all walls are properly oriented.

Glitch imagesEdit

A glitch image (file, media, etc) may be uploaded if it meets the following requirements:

  • The image is of original content and does not contain material that may be deemed of duplicate nature to any other media hosted on the wiki.
  • The image augments text describing such glitches in such a way that simply describing the glitch in a purely textual format would not or could not define the contents of the glitch adequately.
  • The image portrays the glitch in a manner such that the contents of the glitch are readily notifiable and/or recognizable.

FormatEdit

This section covers preferred standards which are set or applied after the screenshot is taken, outside of the RuneScape client. This is usually in an image editor.

File typeEdit

The preferred image format is .png (in lowercase letters) because it has no compression artefacts and it supports transparency. Images can be saved in .png by changing "Save as type"(or similar) option at the bottom of the save window in most image editors. Images not in .png format should be tagged with {{jpeg}} or {{gif}}.

TransparencyEdit

All images showing items, objects, scenery or NPCs should have transparency. This means that the image's background should be deleted and replaced with transparent pixels. If the image editor cannot do this, editors are free to upload images without transparency to which other editors can apply transparency, or they can paint over the background with another colour (preferably white) to make adding transparency much easier and faster for other editors. Existing images without transparency should be tagged with the {{trans}} tag.

Particle transparency and translucencyEdit

Images that have particles or bloom effects may have their particles recreated to support transparency, as long as the recreated particles are not different than the original particles at a glance. Recreated particles must look like the original as much as possible. Images that require translucency may also be recreated as long as the newly created image represents the original image in an accurate way. Existing images without particle transparency or translucency should be tagged with the {{Translucency}} tag.

If adding particle transparency or translucency is deemed too arduous, normal transparency may be added without cutting out particles, but the image should then be reverted to the original state without transparency if it is aesthetically superior over a partially transparent form. Particle transparency or translucency can be applied later.

Inventory iconsEdit

Inventory images must not contain shadows. The shadow should be deleted and replaced with transparent pixels. Inventory icons that still have their shadows should be tagged with the {{Inventory shadow}} template.

Chatbox/player namesEdit

The chatbox must be cropped away if it is not relevant to the image. If it must stay, Jagex Moderator names can appear as they may be relevant; however, player names are almost never relevant and should be removed in a way that does not distract from the image or replaced with a player spoof name.

CroppingEdit

Be sure to crop the image to show only what is needed to serve the image's purpose. Crop away any irrelevant pixels that would distract from the image's original purpose. For example, a player wishing to create an image showing the bankers at the Grand Exchange should keep only the pixels showing the banker and possibly the desk they're standing at. The rest of the building and players should be cropped away as much as possible.

Image sizeEdit

The maximum allowed file size for images uploaded to the wiki is 10 megabytes (10MB, 10240KB). Images which exceed this size are usually unnecessarily large and should be scaled down or cropped to a more reasonable size.

Image useEdit

This section covers how images should be uploaded to and used on the Wiki.

Image nameEdit

When uploading an image to the Wiki, the name should be as descriptive as possible. It is helpful to identify how the subject is being depicted, whether it is a detail image, an inventory icon, an equipped image, and so on. Names such as "Screenshot-01" or "Untitled 1" are not acceptable. Likewise, including player names in the image title is not allowed. As for the extension, .png is preferred over .PNG.

If the image is of an item, monster, npc, or quest reward, please try to keep the name consistent with the name of the article for that thing. For example, Bob (smith).png instead of Bob.png. Also keep things such as capitalisation and punctuation consistent not only with the article name, but with the guidelines above. Spaces should always be used in file names instead of hyphens, etc.

An effort should be made by users uploading files to this wiki to see if in fact the item or image has already been uploaded previously, and to preserve existing naming conventions for this item or for similar kinds of images. Attempts to upload a new image under a new file name for something that already exists on this wiki may result in that image being deleted.

Use in articlesEdit

All images hosted on the wiki must be used in the main article namespace at least once. Project-related images, such as the sysop crown, are an exception. Since the Wiki is not an image host, no personal-use images are allowed to be uploaded, whether it be for use on a talk page or a signature. You cannot justify a personal image by adding it to the pages of items that appear in your image! If you want a personal image to appear on the wiki, you must use either ImageShack, imgur, or Photobucket, since they are currently the only such websites supported by the wiki. (Hosting sites such as Tinypic aren't supported and so will only display an html link.)

Historical imagesEdit

Images taken in RuneScape Classic or before a significant appearance update should be kept. New screenshots will replace the old at the top of the page and other places of prominence. The old images should be kept, but moved to the Graphical improvements page. Historical images are allowed to be in Standard Detail since the image cannot ever be recaptured in HD; as such they should not be marked with the {{Sd}} tag. Instead, they should be tagged with the Historical image tag: {{historical image|reason for being historical}}.

TemplatesEdit

There are several templates designed for use on file pages. These can mostly be split into two categories; licenses and maintenance. These templates should be included on the image page. They should link, if possible, to the article of the subject which it depicts.

LicensesEdit

License name Appearance
{{Ability license|Ability name}}
Copyright
This is a licensed screenshot of a copyrighted computer game.
Type: Ability Book icon
Subject: Unknown edit
This image is taken from runescape.com, and its copyright is held by Jagex Ltd. This usage qualifies as fair use under United States copyright law.
{{Animation license|Subject of animation}}
Copyright
This is a licensed screenshot of a copyrighted computer game.
Type: Animation
Subject: Unknown edit
This image is taken from runescape.com, and its copyright is held by Jagex Ltd. This usage qualifies as fair use under United States copyright law.
{{Chathead license|Name of character}}
Copyright
This is a licensed screenshot of a copyrighted computer game.
Type: Chathead
Subject: Unknown edit
This image is taken from runescape.com, and its copyright is held by Jagex Ltd. This usage qualifies as fair use under United States copyright law.
{{Cosmetic override license|Name of item}}
Copyright
This is a licensed screenshot of a copyrighted computer game.
Type: Cosmetic override
Subject: Unknown edit
This image is taken from runescape.com, and its copyright is held by Jagex Ltd. This usage qualifies as fair use under United States copyright law.
{{Detailed item license|Item name}}
Copyright
This is a licensed screenshot of a copyrighted computer game.
Type: Detailed item
Subject: Unknown edit
This image is taken from runescape.com, and its copyright is held by Jagex Ltd. This usage qualifies as fair use under United States copyright law.
{{Interface license|Interface name}}
Copyright
This is a licensed screenshot of a copyrighted computer game.
Type: Interface
This image is taken from runescape.com, and its copyright is held by Jagex Ltd. This usage qualifies as fair use under United States copyright law.
{{Inventory license|Item name}}
Copyright
This is a licensed screenshot of a copyrighted computer game.
Type: Inventory
Subject: Unknown edit
This image is taken from runescape.com, and its copyright is held by Jagex Ltd. This usage qualifies as fair use under United States copyright law.
{{Monster license|Monster name}}
Copyright
This is a licensed screenshot of a copyrighted computer game.
Type: Monster
Subject: Unknown edit
This image is taken from runescape.com, and its copyright is held by Jagex Ltd. This usage qualifies as fair use under United States copyright law.
{{NPC license|NPC name}}
Copyright
This is a licensed screenshot of a copyrighted computer game.
Type: Non-player character
Subject: Unknown edit
This image is taken from runescape.com, and its copyright is held by Jagex Ltd. This usage qualifies as fair use under United States copyright law.
{{Prayer license|Prayer name}}
Copyright
This is a licensed screenshot of a copyrighted computer game.
Type: Prayer icon
Subject: Unknown edit
This image is taken from runescape.com, and its copyright is held by Jagex Ltd. This usage qualifies as fair use under United States copyright law.
{{Spell license|Spell name}}
Copyright
This is a licensed screenshot of a copyrighted computer game.
Type: Spell
Subject: Unknown edit
This image is taken from runescape.com, and its copyright is held by Jagex Ltd. This usage qualifies as fair use under United States copyright law.
{{Worn equipment license|Item name}}
Copyright
This is a licensed screenshot of a copyrighted computer game.
Type: Worn equipment
Subject: Unknown edit
This image is taken from runescape.com, and its copyright is held by Jagex Ltd. This usage qualifies as fair use under United States copyright law.
{{Fair use}}
Copyright
This image, obtained outside of the RuneScape game client, is classified as a non-free image.
The image depicted here is subject to Jagex's copyright and is displayed here under the conditions of fair use.
{{Bestiary image}}
Copyright
This image is taken directly from the official bestiary on the RuneScape website. It is classified as a non-free image.
The image depicted here is subject to Jagex's copyright and is displayed here under the conditions of fair use.

MaintenanceEdit

Name Appearance
{{Anti-aliasing needed}}, {{AA}}, {{Noaa}}
Needs Anti-aliasing
This animation or image does not have any anti-aliasing.
The lack of anti-aliasing causes this animation or image to appear less smooth. This file, therefore, could be improved if it is taken again with anti-aliasing turned on.
{{Compress}}
Compress icon
This image or animation needs image compression.
Animated and still images should be compressed to make them load quicker on slower Internet connections and to reduce the bandwidth stress on the wiki.
{{Crop}}
Crop
This image or animation needs to be cropped.
Certain images and animations on the RuneScape Wiki are cropped to only show what is intended. Please see our images and media policy for more information.
{{fa}}
Anim
This image or animation has GIF dithering artefacts.
If possible, take another screenshot with a similar or identical subject saved in the PNG format in which the dithering is not as visually distracting. Please see our images and media policy for more information.
{{Ground detail|(reason)}}
Ground Detail Icon
This image needs ground detail removed.
Certain images on the RuneScape Wiki that focus on a particular subject such as weapons and monsters, should not have ground detail. Please see our images and media policy for more information.
{{Interfering combat}}
Combatimage
This image or animation features combat that interferes with the image's clarity.
It should be recaptured using a player with auto-retaliate off or a monster with low life points that will be killed in one hit. Please see our images and media policy for more information
{{Inv shad}}
Shadowbl
This item inventory sprite has a shadow.
Shadows for inventory icons should be erased. Please see our images and media policy for more information.
{{jpg}}
Jpeg
This image contains compression artefacts.
It should be replaced with another screenshot saved in the PNG format. Please see our images and media policy for more information.
{{Lighting detail}}
Information icon lighting detail
This image has lighting detail.
This image has been taken with lighting turned to high, which means that the environment has affected the colour of this image. Please retake this image with lighting turned to low. See our images and media policy for more information.
{{M}}
a→b This project page is a candidate for speedy move.
Click here to move as suggested. Before moving, check what links to this page, the page history, and the page log.
{{Obfile|(obsolete part of image, optional)}}
Steel full helm old
This image is obsolete.
Due to an update, this file may be out of date. Please help improve this file by capturing and uploading a newer version of it.
{{Retake image}}
Orb of oculus
This file has a flaw and needs to be retaken.
Files like these should be recaptured in order to meet the RuneScape Wiki's quality standards.
Retake animation}
Orb of oculus
This animation has a flaw and needs to be retaken.
Animations like these should be recaptured in order to meet the RuneScape Wiki's quality standards.
{{Retake audio}}
Audio options icon
This file has a flaw and needs to be retaken.
Files like these should be recaptured in order to meet the RuneScape Wiki's quality standards.
{{sd}}
SD vs HD avatar comparison
This screenshot or animation was taken either before the HD update or in standard detail mode.
Because RuneScape has received such drastic graphical updates, images and animations like these would preferably be replaced with images and animations taken in the current graphics. Please see our images and media policy for more information.
If a replacement image is uploaded under a new name, add a speedy deletion tag to the original image.
{{Separate}}
Soul Split
This image needs to be split up into separate images.
This image is a composite of what should be multiple images. Please separate this into smaller images and upload the new images.
{{Translucency}}, {{transl}}
Translucency icon
This image needs translucency.
This image needs editing to remove the background behind translucent parts of the model.
{{transparency}}, {{Trans}}, {{working on trans}} (if actively working on the image transparency)
Transparent
This image needs transparency.
The background of this image should be removed so that only the subject is visible. See the images and media policy for more information.

OthersEdit

Name Appearance
{{Historical image}}
Ghost (NPC) chathead
This image or animation is historical.
Please note that it can no longer be recreated. If a newer version of this file has been uploaded, please add it to their corresponding page here.

Animations

ContentEdit

What to animateEdit

Animations are usually only necessary for:

  • Emotes
  • Magic spells
  • Special attacks
  • Enchanted bolt effects
  • Unique and interesting item animations
  • Unique and interesting NPC animations

CombatEdit

If the animation requires the player to be in combat, use a player or a monster with a low amount of life points. If using a player, make sure they have Auto retaliate set to Off, and if using a monster, ensure it is killed in one hit so its retaliation does not interfere with the animation.

Magic spellsEdit

Due to the Legacy updates of 2014, Magic spells are graphically different between Evolution of Combat Legacy modes. Both versions should be uploaded separately and should not replace one another, using the relevant combat mode name in parenthesis in the file name.

FormatEdit

Animation lengthEdit

Make sure that the animation is long enough. They must be long enough to capture the entirety of the subject. Also include about a second of buffer at the end before the animation loops to prevent hectic looking animations. Likewise, ensure that the animation only records what is necessary. Be sure to trim excess footage from the beginning and end.

Animated PNGEdit

Animated .png (.apng) files should not be used. They are currently supported by few browsers, so due to browser compatibility concerns, do not use any.

File sizeEdit

Animations must have a filesize less than 7 megabytes (7000kb). When animations are larger than this, they may be longer, show more than what is necessary, or their dimensions may be too large. Some frames should be removed or the image itself retaken or cropped.

AudioEdit

Complete audio files may not be uploaded. Uploading complete files or even linking to those files other than in links to websites that have a legal and bona fide copyright permission from the original copyright holder is illegal. Even for encyclopaedic purposes or for purposes of critical commentary, there are very narrow and defined limits for how much or even if the audio files can be used. Musical files, jingles, and sound bites must not exceed 30 seconds in length, must be directly related to RuneScape, and must be uploaded under the "ogg" file extension.

Policy on this particular point is not a settled issue on this wiki, and this should be used as a guideline only. Keep in mind that all items uploaded to this wiki must be either released under the terms of the CC-BY-SA copyright license or compatible with that license. See RuneScape:Copyrights for more information.

VideoEdit

Streaming videos (such as YouTube) should not be embedded in articles. If a video adds significantly to an article, link to it instead of embedding it, however there must be consensus to do so. Videos are permitted in update news posts, such as Update:Order of Ascension, as news posts are to be copied verbatim. Since embedded video is not actually hosted at the Wiki, they are allowed without limitation in the user namespace.

Any disputes about any media meeting the criteria above should be discussed on its talk page and tagged with the relevant templates.

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