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This is the last lesson of general editing program. Excitement! This last lesson will teach all about images. Articles look much more polished, well constructed, and attractive with images. A large part of article creation and maintenance revolves around images, as pictures can sometimes convey a lot of information that words alone cannot. In this lesson we will look into the steps and policies dictating the process - from uploading and categorizing to maintaining and replacing.

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According to the existing policy, images should be crisp, and as high of resolution as possible. Images should never include parts of the UI (HUD, crosshair) unless the point of the given image is to illustrate the UI itself. On PC for Fallout 3, FNV, 4 you can accomplish this by using the console commands below. In Fallout 76 you have to use photomode, wait for a sunny day at noon, and not die the old fashioned way - luck!

Console commands

  • ~ - enter console commands
  • tm - turn off that hud
  • tgm - for not dying
  • tcai - for not being attacked
  • tcl - for moving wherever
  • set gamehour to 1200 - make it noon
  • fw 2b52a - make it a clear sunny day
  • tfc 1 - have enemies freeze in place
  • player.setav speedmult 300 - walk way faster

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Each photo must have a descriptive name. The suggested format is Game abbreviation + Content of the photo. For example, a picture of a traffic cone in the toxic dump of Fallout: New Vegas could be FNV Toxic dump traffic cone.jpg. If there are more than one similar photo, you can use numbers after, such as FNV Toxic dump traffic cone 1.jpg and FNV Toxic dump traffic cone 2.jpg.

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Each photo must also have a licensing statement and be placed in its most specific category. A list of all the categories is here. The licensing statement is simply {{Copyright game abbreviation}} or for example {{Copyright FNV}}. Most categories have corresponding categories for their images. For example, Category: Fallout: New Vegas weapons has Category:Fallout: New Vegas weapon images, where all the images should be.

A good trick is to go to a similar image, click edit, and copy and paste the same to the new image. Some editors choose to add a summary of what the photo is about, but this is optional. The final result should look like

{{Copyright FNV}}

[[Category:Fallout: New Vegas weapon images]]

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Adding images is one of my favorite parts of editing, and really helps to improve our articles. You can see all the newest images uploaded by going to this page. There are several ways to upload images to Nukapedia. They can be added in the edit mode of any individual main space article, on the right hand side by clicking photo option or via the single upload page here. When an article already has a gallery, there is a green button underneath that has an option to add to that gallery as well.

To upload many images at once and automate the licensing and category additions for similar images, there is third party software called WikiUp that is free and awesome, ask me about it if interested and I can help set you up with it.

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In articles, we can manipulate photos to be different sizes or aligned in different ways. You can use these tips on your user page, too, or really anywhere.

To have a photo show up outside of an infobox or gallery, we write it like this:

[[File:FNV Cool road sign.png]]

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By adding "thumb" the image with auto-align to the right, as a small version (if the img was bigger):

[[File:FNV Cool road sign.png|thumb]]

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You can change the alignment just by writing left or right like this:

[[File:FNV Cool road sign.png|right]]
[[File:FNV Cool road sign.png|left]]
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But it might make it too big, so you can also choose the size like this:

[[File:FNV Cool road sign.png|right|25px]]
[[File:FNV Cool road sign.png|right|50px]]
[[File:FNV Cool road sign.png|right|75px]]
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