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  Nutshell This page in a nutshell:
  • All files should have an easy to read, descriptive file name and be of the highest quality available.
  • They should also have a summary containing a description and a source.
  • Images added to galleries must only pertain to the subject of the gallery.

The image policy explains requirements and suggestions for image files, their quality, and uploading them to galleries.

Uploading images

Images can be uploaded from Special:Upload. When uploading an image, make sure it is of the best resolution possible. If there are duplicate images, the image of better quality will be kept.

The file must follow the following file name and sourcing requirements if it is to be used in an article or gallery. Images for personal use, such as profiles and message wall threads, are exempt from these rules.

File names

Select a file name that describes the content of the image. (eg. File:Cat holding Mr. Purple in Victorious.png)

If not much besides the name of the subject can be used to describe the picture, add a year or episode identification to the file name. (eg. File:Jennette Dec 30, 2012.jpg)

Sourcing

Each file is required to include the URL where the image came from. If the image is a screenshot from an episode, list the episode. When uploading an image from Twitter, avoid using the slideshow link, and use the original tweet or the instagram link instead.

The URL can be added in the file description summary section of the Special:Upload page or by editing the file and pasting in the URL.

If possible, include a description along with the source in the form of an imagebox, explained in the following section. However, the URL is the only part absolutely required.

Imageboxes

To add an imagebox to a file, edit the file and add the following code.

{{Imagebox
| description =
| source = }}

In the description field, describe the content of the image, including the names of people in the image and anything else about the image, such as the time and location where it was taken. In the source field, include a link where the image came from or the episode title, just as mentioned above under "Sourcing".

Article content

Sam & Cat

Images of the characters and pairings from iCarly and Victorious are not allowed because the Sam and Cat Wiki is an encyclopedia for Sam & Cat only. Exceptions may be made if cleared with an administrator first.

Gallery pages

Gallery pages may be created for the following:

  • Episodes
  • Main characters
  • Main cast members
  • Major pairings between main characters or cast members.

The creation of any galleries not listed above requires an administrator's approval.

The standard format for galleries is <gallery orientation="square" columns="5" spacing="small" widths="121" captionalign="left">.

Episode galleries

Episode galleries may contain cast images from the production of the episode, images from the episode itself, images posted on the official Sam & Cat website (TBA), or any other photos relevant to the episode posted by Dan Schneider or a cast member.

Character galleries

Character galleries may contain images of scenes from episodes, photos posted on the official Sam & Cat website (TBA), or any other photos of that character posted by Dan Schneider or a cast member.

They should not include images of a character along with other characters unless it is clear that the said character is the main focus of the image. For example, in a gallery for Sam Puckett, there should not be an image of Sam and Cat together.

Character galleries are split by season. The main gallery page will have links to subgalleries for each season.

Cast galleries

Cast galleries may contain images of the cast during rehearsal for the show or just images they post away from the show in general.

They should not include images of a cast member along with other people unless it is clear that the said person is the main focus of the image. For example, in a gallery for Ariana Grande, there should not be an image of Ariana and Jennette together.

Cast galleries are split by year. The main gallery will have links to subgalleries for each year. See Gallery:Jennette McCurdy for an example.

Pairing galleries

Pairing galleries must contain images of two characters together as the focal point of the picture. For example, there should not be a picture of Jennette, Ariana, and Victoria in the gallery for Ariana and Jennette.

Editing image files

We need lots of help enforcing the image policy, so if an image does not have an imagebox, add an imagebox as explained above. If the filename doesn't meet the requirements, add {{Fix image|File name needs to be fixed.}} to the file.

To help fix other files that do not comply with the image policy, visit Category:Files needing improvement.

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