I'd rather use the original series' artwork for the character pages rather than the artwork from Fandom or another game, unless there are objections?
- The ideal image to use might be the one that is displayed for status screens in their source game. The most recent version of that game, if necessary. I don't want to get into a situation where we have to update all of the pictures whenever a new crossover spinoff is released (with the next one practically as good as announced), since the styles will end up different and inconsistent with other chars that come from the same source game. The original artwork is fine, but I happen to prefer Production I.G.'s rendition of the original designs in most cases; it helps that they get rid of the bulging muscles or long neck syndromes from certain artists' base designs. Then again, the older games and the portable ones may not have an ideal image quality, so take your own pick among the original artwork and the status images, as long as you don't pull from the spinoffs, I don't mind either way.
- Byakuren Hijiri (talk) 04:35, February 4, 2010 (UTC)
- I tend to use these images because, well, they're easier to get, and definitely for the older games there's a decrease in quality if we use those. I was just looking for the PSP status screens to see what they're like, but I haven't found any yet. If we were to use the status screens, would we be looking at cropping...? Lanate (talk) 04:56, February 4, 2010 (UTC)
- I'm sure direct rips of the image files exist somewhere for many of the games, and that would be what we should use. PNG format with transparency, even. Depending on the situation, some images might have to be cited with permission from the person who did the rips, because I know at least one person who would be sensitive about others using his sprite rips freely. I'd rather not crop from the actual game, because that will look considerably messy.
- Okay, looking at the image that Penamesolen uploaded for Sophie's article, I realize that the status screen image idea isn't as appealing as I had imagined in the context of the char infoboxes. The leg/feet designs are now missing from view, and I forgot to take into account how the characters would be leaning towards the side due to the text data on the screen. So perhaps this isn't a good idea after all, and the main infobox images really should be the official art. I also forgot about how enemies don't even have status images in the first place, so there's our primary consistency error.
- Does that mean that ALL the character articles should have the official art instead of the status image? -Penamesolen 16:14, February 16, 2010 (UTC)
- Use whatever makes sense to you. I'm not going to nitpick about it if other images are shown on the same article.