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Images or other files are used on Wikizilla to show what's being talked about and as a way of visually (or audibly in the case of sound files) conveying information. The maximum size for any individual file on Wikizilla is 20 MB.

Supported file types

Wikizilla supports the following file types for upload.

  • .png - This type of file is very high quality and supports transparency.
  • .jpg, .jpeg - These image files are compressed so that they may hold more than a PNG for less file size. This file also does not support transparency.
  • .gif - The GIF file type is primarily known for being able to contain animated sequences. GIFs uploaded to Wikizilla will not be viewable on a page unless they are under 3 MB. With rare exceptions, they are used exclusively to illustrate the abilities of characters and vehicles.
  • .ogg - The OGG file type supports sounds, and it's the file type of all the roars on this site.
  • .svg - SVG files are for containing vector graphics, which essentially means that the image does not use pixels at all and can be resized without losing quality. Example for why this file type would be used would be for displaying logos.

How to upload images

Images can be uploaded either through Special:Upload, or when editing a page by clicking on the Upload image green arrow.png above the editing box. From there you can select multiple files to upload, though if you try to upload too many at the same time, after a point the majority won't be uploaded.

Image standards

This is an example of a standard image

Image thumbnails are to be 200px and aligned to the right predominantly. Images are also supposed to go at the beginning of a paragraph, before any text--preferably immediately before a header. Image captions should also never end in a period. Here's the wikitext for the sample image to the right:

[[File:Wiki Simple Wordmark.png|thumb|right|200px|This is an example of a standard image]]

Image regulations

Please limit the amount of personal fanmade images uploaded to Wikizilla, as they take up server space. If you upload multiple images that have not been used on your user page or elsewhere, they will be deleted.

External images

Wikizilla can only embed images uploaded here for safety and accessibility reasons.