RuneScape:Images and media policy

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For more information see the Image Maintenance Project. 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.

Images[edit source]

Source[edit source]

Nearly all images uploaded to the wiki should be taken by the uploader themselves in the RuneScape Classic. A screenshot is taken by pressing Shift + Prnt Scrn or Prnt Scrn, then pasting it into an image editor, usually by pressing Ctrl + V 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:

RuneScape Classic manual[edit source]

RuneScape Classic manual images can be used outside the relevant manual pages, but only if editors cannot take a superior screenshot on their own.

Format[edit source]

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

File type[edit source]

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}}.

Transparency[edit source]

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.

Templates[edit source]

There are several templates designed for use on file pages. These can mostly be split into two categories; licenses and maintenance.

Licenses[edit source]

Shortcut:
RS:LICENSES
License name Appearance
{{Interface license|<Name of interface>}}
Copyright.svg
This is a licensed screenshot of a copyrighted computer game.
Type: Interface
Subject: Unknown (edit)
This image is taken from runescape.com, and its copyright is held by Jagex Ltd. It is used with permission.
{{Inventory license|<Item name>}}
Copyright.svg
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. It is used with permission.
{{Location license|<Location name>}}
Copyright.svg
This is a licensed screenshot of a copyrighted computer game.
Type: Location
Subject: Unknown (edit)
This image is taken from runescape.com, and its copyright is held by Jagex Ltd. It is used with permission.
{{Map license|<Name of location>}}
Copyright.svg
This is a licensed screenshot of a copyrighted computer game.
Type: Map image
Subject: Unknown (edit)
This image is taken from runescape.com, and its copyright is held by Jagex Ltd. It is used with permission.
{{Monster license|<Monster name>}}
Copyright.svg
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. It is used with permission.
{{NPC license|<NPC name>}}
Copyright.svg
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. It is used with permission.
{{Quest license|<Quest name>}}
Copyright.svg
This is a licensed screenshot of a copyrighted computer game.
Type: Quest image
Subject: Unknown (edit)
This image is taken from runescape.com, and its copyright is held by Jagex Ltd. It is used with permission.
{{Scenery license|<Name of subject>}}
Copyright.svg
This is a licensed screenshot of a copyrighted computer game.
Type: Scenery
Subject: Unknown (edit)
This image is taken from runescape.com, and its copyright is held by Jagex Ltd. It is used with permission.
{{Worn equipment license|<Item name>}}
Copyright.svg
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. It is used with permission.

Others[edit source]

Name Appearance
{{Fair use}}
Copyright.svg
This image, obtained outside of the Old School RuneScape 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.
{{Historical image}}
Ghost.png
This image or animation is historical.
Please note that it can no longer be recreated.

Audio[edit source]

Audio files should be directly related to Classic and should be uploaded in the ogg vorbis file format.