Hi Skylar (or Robin?), I take two separate screenshots, one of the top and one of the bottom on my phone. Then I just combine them together in an image editor. If my explanation seems a bit confusing, check out Shane 's page. He posted a simple tutorial there.
kk thanks ^^ I figured its best if I just fill in the Lore and other info for cards instead ^^" I'll try thr tutorial anyways...but if I still can't figure it out...I'll leave the photot uploading to the professionals :P
I absolutely love all your pictures so wrote a script to download all card pix off this wiki. Once I had every card, I realized there is no consistency and they are of all different sizes, formats, framing, cropping, etc... (created and upped by a ton of different people).
In an effort to feed my OCD, I wrote scripts to grab whatever card I come accross in the game from my iPhone, auto-join the halves, flatten, and apply a nice color profile. I still have to manually upload them and edit the pages, but maybe I'll one day automatize that as well..
Anyway, what I end up with are full-sized, lossless (in quality) PNGs of all identical sizes, qualities, framing, etc...
The reason I'm writing here is because I don't want you to be offended if I overwrite some of your pictures while uploading. Just let me know and I'll rename them to not overwrite any of yours. Have a peek at a batch I upped tonight and let me know what you think. Shall I continue?
Hi, I definitely won't feel offended if some of my pictures get replaced, and thanks for contributing. It's much appreciated so upload away ^_^
In any case, I'll guess that most of the pictures you'll replace are Les's as he uploads many more photos compared to I. Since he managed to download every cards' image directly from the game server, you can ask him for the pictures if you want. Needless to say, the game server's images are all uniform in size, format (JPG), etc...
Ahh, yes... I've spoken with him already on the Galaxy Saga wiki. I've asked him why not up the full-sized PNGs when you have the access to Applibot's originals. He says it would load down the wiki server. I think the reason is more about the work involved though, both in the templates already created, and the mass overhaul. In either case, his images won't be replaced as his are jpgs, just the links to them on card data pages will be. Some of yours, on the other hand, will be.
Although I don't have access to the cards, and don't invest big cash in the game, I've convinced many of my bigger spenders in my guild to lend me cards for picture snapping... then I run them through a series of scripts.
At first I thought I'd just do this for my own personal collection (I like to collect lots of things, I'm wierd), but after acquiring >1000 cards at full quality (sum of both games) and their respective headshots, I'm going to share those images off my page.
One day when I have the time, I'll start up a blog post containing chunks of them because even though I'm wierd, there are other wierdos out there I'm sure who would appreciate it.
Generally, besides making edits, you'll also have the responsibility of keeping the peace around the wiki. That means ensuring people follow our User Conduct page. See our Blocking Policy for information on block lengths.
If you want to gain admin rights, you can see Shane613 and ask him make you an admin, or I can ask him for you.
Les knows about this, but I though I'd let you know that I made some changes to the Infobox card template. Some key changes include automatic calculation of stats, and automatic image retrieval. This way, there's less work needed. I've still left some of the old fields in as optionals in case people want to manually enter information, and so existing card pages don't break.
You can see the link I've posted to see more information on the changes. Note that the other card infoboxes have not been changed yet.
The template will search for both formats, and pick the one that exists. If neither exists, an image placeholder will be substituted instead and the page will be categorized in the "image needed" category automatically.
Don't remember which format would be preferred if two identical names with different formats existed.
Thought I would let you know that I've created some templates to make managing pages easier. A list of the important ones are listed here.
Simply insert the relevant template at the top of the page needing attention. Each individual template page includes documentation on usage. The templates also automatically group pages into the appropriate categories, which can be found on the wiki community page.
This is useful for marking pages for deletion, or pages needing images.