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Uploading image

Hi, I'm trying to upload an image but it's telling me I don't have permission to create a new page. The image I'm trying to upload is a formula to replace the formula currently on a page (I've made the formula a bit clearer). What do I do? Thanks - unsigned comment from Albigatin (talkcontribs)

You have to be autoconfirmed in order to upload images. You can edit pages such as fixing spelling mistakes and adding in missing summaries. In the future, it would be best to ask me on my current talk page instead of the ones I archived. Pattyman (talk) 23:11, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

anipng over 2MB

I am trying to get an animation of the thunderstorm in BW (from Tornadus/Thundurus roaming), but I can't get anything useful into a file under even 3 MB - fully optimized - even at 30 fps due to the high detail. Is it ok to have that large a file size? I know I would have to have you or someone other staff upload it. Jdthebud (talk) 06:19, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

I don't think I'll be able to upload that image (sorry), as I tried uploading other images over 2 MB but they didn't work. You can ask a Senior Administrator or higher if they could do it. Pattyman (talk) 23:50, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

Color correction

I uploaded an English version of File:Pokéwalker battling.png, exactly as I found it here (image) (except for trimming it and making it a png). That image had a gray tint, not unlike the Pokewalker's screen. Abcboy is expressing concern about the battle image's colors matching the other image on the Pokewalker page, which likely came from here, where the images do indeed use pure black and white. If you ask me, though, that's a fairly trivial concern (heck, they'll still be in different languages either way...). As something of a purist, I just don't think the image should be essentially altered from how it was found. My problem is, I don't know if the Archives have any rules or anything about this. So I bring the question to staff: is the whitened image OK? Tiddlywinks (talk) 04:14, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

To me, it isn't much of a big deal with the gray tints on the Pokéwalker screen images, its not like they're blurry or anything. However, since a majority of the English version ones have the grayish background, it should be kept that way, and the Japanese ones keep the white background. The Archives do have a rule regarding drawing on images, as they should be left the way it is instead of drawing on them. Pattyman (talk) 04:41, 28 April 2014 (UTC)
Just an addendum, was trying to keep it consistent not only with that image, but also with images like Category:Pokéwalker route images and File:Pokéwalker Settings.png. But I understand, the images should be kept the same as when they came from the official source. --Abcboy (talk) 22:19, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

Friendly reminder

Hey Pattyman, just a friendly reminder that your edit here was unnecessary. There's no space between Summary and Licensing. ht14 03:24, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Odd that the space got there, I only removed the period since the whole summary was just a caption instead of an actual sentence. The spaces must be a typing glitch or something (I used a mobile device). But thanks for the reminder though. Pattyman (talk) 04:19, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome and I'm not saying the episodes are wrong. They're right but I removed it because the moves was used recently in a few episodes. ----JasonL (talk) 16:38, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Lysandre's Mega Ring

The image is much larger than 400×240px, how is it unsatisfactory? Drake Clawfang (talk) 18:53, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

The game images are supposed to follow their game dimensions. In the case with the Mega Ring image, it has to be 400×240px since all of the Generation VI images are like that unless you're making the full maps of the games. Pattyman (talk) 20:39, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
Alrighty then, I can size it down and reupload. Thanks. Drake Clawfang (talk) 20:41, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
No problem. :) Pattyman (talk) 20:42, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
Strictly speaking it's now 427x240, If that's still oversized I can look for different footage. Drake Clawfang (talk) 20:43, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
It's a bit oversized. Pattyman (talk) 21:05, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
Third time's the charm. :) Drake Clawfang (talk) 21:15, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Topps Category

Would it be okay for me to create a sub-category of Collectible cards for Topps cards? Perhaps called "Topps Pokémon Trading Cards"? And if so, do you think I should also create sub-categories for each of the Topps series? There's generally around a hundred cards in a series. Tiddlywinks (talk) 03:07, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

To be honest, I'm not sure if it's necessary to do so. Maybe, an admin that's a higher-rank than me will know since they're experienced with those types of categories. Pattyman (talk) 23:04, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
OK. I figured later it would probably have been better to just put the question on the Collectible cards category's talk page, so I'll do that now and see what anyone else thinks. Tiddlywinks (talk) 23:21, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

M17 images

Hi, I've seen you've been uploading M17 images. I have some requests. Would you be able to upload images of Allearth Forest, Diamond Domain, Avugnon Town (the town in the beginning, where Ash battles Astrid) and Orseille City (the city later in the movie)? These are pretty much the most needed images right now. Personally I also hope you could upload an image of Clemont's invention in the movie (the ladder Ash uses in the mall). If so, please name it "Clemontic Gear Super Stretch Ladder.png". Thanks in advance, although my apologies if I'm asking too much or if my request is not possible. Blazingfist (talk) 22:39, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Got them. Some of them have the logo on there as it was hard to remove. Pattyman (talk) 23:56, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Location artwork

I'm not entirely familiar with the policies for manga location artwork, but do you think you can also remove the boxes for the Mossdeep Space Center for instance, especially since the background is white anyway? Thanks in advance~! ht14 02:42, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

I only add the {{Location}} template for actual places such as the Mossdeep Space Center and ones with articles on Bulbapedia. As for the image, I was originally going to crop off the boxes but I found the image to look bad that way IMO. While removing the boxes, did you also want me to make the image transparent as the background would be white and I would upload that version in one shot? Pattyman (talk) 03:07, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
Hmm... I was initially thinking it should be just simply trimmed since it doesn't get in the way of the image, but it's your call. ht14 03:25, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
I just went ahead and trimmed it without making it transparent. Pattyman (talk) 03:33, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

New Electro Ball Picture

How about this one? season15_ep20_ss4.jpg I know the first one is small and the one I show you here is from Unova but this is what I could find--JasonL (talk) 01:11, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

The one we have now is fine. Pattyman (talk) 01:18, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Okay, then. I was hoping to add a new picture because while traveling through Kalos, Pikachu use a different pose.--JasonL (talk) 01:52, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Correction for BW013 Who's That Pokémon

Original version
Corrected home video version
I'm not autoconfirmed so I can't replace it. Technickal (talk) 13:58, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Fixed. The other one can be uploaded as an error image. Pattyman (talk) 15:49, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Er

I see I don't have the ability to upload images that I want to use at the Pokémon Rumble Blast article. How can I get this? I have saved an image I posted myself elsewhere, from my own game, and wish to include it at the article as it's a picture of one of the buildings in the courtyard. Obviously I've proven I'm a reliable editor over there and am trying to help the article with describing images, but need the image uploading permission here. CycloneGU (talk) 05:25, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Can you post the link here and I could see what I could do about it. Pattyman (talk) 16:43, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
The link to the Miiverse post? That's all I can offer you right now since it would be pointless for me to upload the saved file to another site never to be used again there. The Miiverse post is here, though if preferred, I can try to get a version without another Mii in the picture; that said, you have no idea how difficult that was when getting the Move Tutor (it took me about ten minutes pushing them out of the way over and over).
I can also attempt to get the other buildings, or even just snap pictures without the text.
You can see my dilemma here, though; I wouldn't know where to start to get autoconfirmed over here since the To Do list generally says upload things, and I can't upload things. LOL CycloneGU (talk) 17:52, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
I uploaded them both as png files. The links you gave me were fine. As for being autoconfirmed, you can edit the pages to add/remove words or stuff which is a start. There is also other stuff on the to do list that doesn't involve uploading images that you could do for the time being. Pattyman (talk) 18:20, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! Though my other comment still have a point here: I'm thinking of taking screenshots of the various map areas, and perhaps even stages, for the purposes of the various location articles (see Areas links on the article page and the ones still in my userspace). While I would expect autoconfirmed limits to be larger on the encyclopedia side, and respecting that it's kept secret (you can e-mail me if preferred; worst case scenario I can ZIP screenshots in there), is it really a large number of picture edits needed - like, over a hundred? I'm not as knowledgeable on a lot of the picture content like I am the encyclopedia side, only on what I want to add - and still have no idea where to start since, even from the To-do list, I'm not sure what kind of edits I'd have to make just to meet the requirement (what exactly is that project of move images that need to be fixed?). Not having autoconfirmed here will literally slow me down in what I'm trying to work on as it would be quicker to upload them myself and then immediately use them rather than have them sitting idle for 24 hours. That doesn't even start to account for other things like some template testing I plan to be doing, among other things.
So, basically, I'm going to start going through all of my Miiverse photos for things to add in places, and start snapping things I haven't made good pictures of yet. In just the areas. that's 3*3 + 4*4 + 4*5 + 7*6 = 9+16+20+42 = 87 pictures just for single shots of the various areas alone (I'll be trying to include some two or three star bosses in them) and another 3+4+4+7 = 18 images for the "Balloon Roulette" shots; I figure by the time I put all of those in, that alone would get me past the autoconfirmed status. Of course, that's just a guess. CycloneGU (talk) 22:15, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
The amount of picture edits is technically a secret, but at least you're helping which is most important. Pattyman (talk) 23:24, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, I know it's technically a secret. That's why I was trying to guess. LOL
Been posting more on Miiverse, so going to go through my "Yeah!" activity (which is all but a select few LOL) and see what I can grab. I know I posted area pictures for the last three adventures already, and all on the 8 hour reinflation Balloons. Posted some in-stage pictures and a boss fight with Keldeo, too! Maybe I should create a list of everything I want to grab and remove them when I get them added to pages. The only thing I have to figure out is a good way to combine the images (on the right side no less) with the tables of Pokémon on each page. CycloneGU (talk) 00:25, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
Okay. Thanks for letting me know. Pattyman (talk) 00:49, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

Images to Upload

(Now you'll see why I just offered to do it all myself. LOL)

So I checked my Miiverse for useful stuff. I'll first list the Balloon areas (you know, the roulette wheel section).

Next up, a few stages and boss battles (only a few; I'm not blowing Diamonds just to inflate the Balloons):

And miscellaneous pictures that may or may not be useful:

  • Lucario's scared, but other Legendaries have done this as well; might be worth noting that sometimes they try to get away from you due to possible AI glitches (I would not use this for a boss battle image as it seems to be more of a glitch, and I have pictures of other Pokémon doing the same thing)
  • Epic - in other words, shows a Pokémon (Shieldon) with several very high traits, and the massive coins they create (for instance, Gusty+ and Lucky++, which this one has); not sure how to use it, but something to consider and more an encyclopedia discussion than an image one
  • Sparkles; this can also serve as a Sandslash boss battle unless we want it without sparkles

I haven't decided entirely on the treatment of the stage pictures; it would be nice to just get in-stage images of every single stage to either put in their sections - with the table - or otherwise group at the end of the page (an image gallery, if you will); boss battles can be part of that image gallery, and added as someone contributes the images needed, or maybe we want to show them off on Pokémon pages in some cases. I dunno. Of course, stage pictures would be most useful with Pokémon unique to the stage in question; picking randomly from my list, Tricky Factory would be a perfect place to show off a Pichu, which can only appear there. I plan to get more boss battles, myself, with more of a focus on Back and Special areas, but stage images can be any of the three or four versions.

Let me know when any of these are ready, I'll start editing descriptions in them and hopefully I can get that autoconfirmed for the next batch. CycloneGU (talk) 06:39, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

Any chance I can add the summaries? Might help me get autoconfirmed quicker. LOL CycloneGU (talk) 18:42, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
I left out some of the stuff on the summaries on purpose so you could add them. Some of the Pokémon were unidentified so I didn't bother with them. The miscellaneous pictures, I'm not too sure where what location it took place. Pattyman (talk) 19:07, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
What do you mean with "Some of the Pokémon were unidentified so I didn't bother with them"? In the description linking to each (above), I identified the Pokémon if it was a boss battle, so unless you're referring to something else, I'm confused. The only one I didn't identify above was Exeggutor. I can try to provide any details for anything missing - or I can suggest filenames - for others that might need it for file naming purposes.
I also don't see Distortion Land, Plasma Tundra, or Legend Terrain yet. Thanks! CycloneGU (talk) 19:13, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
The back middle Pokémon in the Dark Land image and in Distortion Land image were the ones I couldn't tell hence why I called them unidentified. The other Pokémon, I was fine with. Pattyman (talk) 19:23, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
Ah, no worries. I was planning to list the Pokémon in the captions at Bulbapedia, anyway (I left you a quick link to Origin Hideaway over there so you can see what I mean), and users seeing that can also then identify where the stages are if anyone should want to go that far. They do circle in-game, though, so the stage location on the screen is pretty much a moot point unless a user knows every boss of every stage. CycloneGU (talk) 19:26, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
Legend Terrain has one too with ones I couldn't tell. Pattyman (talk) 19:27, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
I know them, that's what counts here since I snapped the picture. LOL From 12 o'clock, they're Gallade (probably the iffy one, the text hides them when they rotate around), Barbaracle, Shelgon (who is a pain to catch as it turns invincible periodically), Reuniclus, Dusclops, and Hawlucha. CycloneGU (talk) 19:33, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

[Outdent]

I'll go ahead and say let's do just the one boss battle and area screen for now. I'll raise a discussion about how to handle those kinds of images, and from that point, we can do more. Of course, if I've done enough edits, I can do more anyway once a policy is determined for using the screenshots; the two best options I think are thumbnails (which users can visit for full size) or an image gallery, but I can't see an image of the size of the area screen in every section. CycloneGU (talk) 19:37, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

I forgot to add; I'll grab more selection screens this evening from my Miiverse posts (or, if I see others post them, I might use one of them to save me a post since the only difference is bosses appearing). If I can't upload them yet, I'll post a new message here. CycloneGU (talk) 19:39, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

Haha, I guess the secret number isn't as large as I feared it might be. =D I just tried uploading Black Realm with success, so I should be good now for uploading the rest of the area shots and anything else I pull for pages. Thanks! CycloneGU (talk) 02:10, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

You're welcome. :) Pattyman (talk) 02:53, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Images related to Episodes

I have some pics regarding future episodes that i got from TV Tokyo site, but i am not able to, can you help me with it, i am here to contribute Upratik 12 (talk) 06:31, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Blazingfist just took care of it, but thanks for pointing it out. Pattyman (talk) 17:09, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Delete Template

Since the delete templates on Bulbapedia and Archives are separate entities, how about rewording the one here? Right now, it says, "If this page obviously does not meet the criteria for deletion, or you intend to fix it, please remove this notice, but do not remove this notice from articles that you have created yourself." Better wording might be "from images that you have uploaded yourself". CycloneGU (talk) 23:09, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

It's a page so I believe that was why it was called an article. I still fixed it though. Pattyman (talk) 23:29, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Sky Crest Range, not Ridge

Can you please move this? CycloneGU (talk) 20:22, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Moved. I'm guessing the link name provided on my talk page was a typo and the Miiverse post had the right spelling. LOL Pattyman (talk) 20:33, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
Not only that, but the article was right as well (Range). I linked the image and noticed the difference, so quickly memoed since I apparently can't move images. Thanks! CycloneGU (talk) 20:36, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
You're welcome. Pattyman (talk) 20:39, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Ugh. Now the image is refusing to create a thumbnail at Sky Crest Range. Purging does nothing. Can you see if it shows and fix it otherwise? I'm trying to avoid reuploading it. CycloneGU (talk) 22:34, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

The same applied to when I added an image of Shauna to her page and I can't get it to show either so there is nothing I could do. Pattyman (talk) 23:00, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
Must be broken. I tried a second image as well, same problem. Won't add others for the time being but will check my collection. I wish I had a capture card for the mini sprites on the lower screen... CycloneGU (talk) 00:08, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
So do we re-upload those broken images from yesterday? New ones are thumbnailing appropriately (see Poké Diamond Digger, which I even replaced when a non-text version was requested), but others are still not showing thumbnails. Or can they be repaired without reupload? CycloneGU (talk) 02:23, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
You don't have to reupload the images. You can perform a null edit on the pages the images aren't showing up. Pattyman (talk) 02:48, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

Serena's Braixen

To prevent a dispute over the infobox image in use, can you confirm if the naming convention bit is correct and, if it is, can you please rename the image in this edit to have that name? We could of course reupload it over the other, but renaming might be better so we don't have the same stray image and messed up histories. The filename can be corrected at the article once we have the renames completed.

This image] is the one that currently has the filename Serena Braixen.png. CycloneGU (talk) 16:00, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

The naming convention regarding the file name being called Serena Braixen.png is correct. It isn't necessary for the name changes to happen, the image change to appear in the server takes time. Pattyman (talk) 20:02, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
You're not following. See here. The file shown in the image, and at that filename, does not conform to the standard set forth in every other owned Pokémon article. The image that I referred to needs to go to that filename, or another showing just the Pokémon without Serena. That is why I suggested moving the one with Serena to another name and moving the new one into place. The image is not at that location yet. CycloneGU (talk) 22:04, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
Oh, so that's what you were talking about. I got confused. I do have the ability to move files but once I do so, I can't move the other one into the former file name since the redirect is in the way. Pattyman (talk) 22:15, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
Oh, so you can't move without a redirect as a Jr. Admin.? I guess they differ between Archives and the Bulba wikis. Can you find someone who can do that so that the upload credit is retained? I'd just upload the image over it myself, but that same image being replaced can go in the article elsewhere, which I did, but it doesn't belong in the infobox no matter what the filename or policy is. So it needs correcting ASAP. CycloneGU (talk) 22:19, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
Anyone in the full Administrator level or above can help you. Chosen or ht14 are ideal users to go to get the problem solved. Pattyman (talk) 22:26, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
Noticed you found a different image for the infobox and used that instead. That works. LOL I'll see whether the other image (the one that was attempted edited in before) can just be placed in the article. CycloneGU (talk) 00:41, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
Glad that everyone's happy and the problem is officially solved. Pattyman (talk) 03:54, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Shuffle Sprites

Finally got permission to use these from the guy who ripped them. =)

So I'm uploading a few to test in a table and with a template I'm creating. I've uploaded "Test000" right now.

While it will be used, I'm using temporary filenames. Can you help make sure all the categorization and everything is good so I can apply it to the other test ones (three for the starters) to be uploaded later? I'll also be looking to have them later moved once everything's ready to use in mainspace. CycloneGU (talk) 20:43, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Will do. Pattyman (talk) 18:09, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
I see no changes. Does that mean it's good? Was gone much of today and only did 70 or 80 today (to end of Hoenn, so 386 and all Megas for them done), so I'm getting close to uploading all of them anyway. The concern is picking the right filenames, but now I've learned BT and Shuffle do differ, so Shuffle will be in the names. That solves that problem! CycloneGU (talk) 02:28, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
Checked and they looked good. Pattyman (talk) 05:06, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
Fair enough! I was debating adding a MissingNo. category for the question mark, but will add the Pokémon category for each later upload. No need to do it yet, but eventually might not hurt to move the question mark to whatever name I give the images when I upload them (likely "000Shuffle" at this point, but that may change). Can remove it from this discussion, so I've done that to prevent it redlinking. CycloneGU (talk) 05:12, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
Actually, that might be a bad convention. Those with forms would look weird. 201AShuffle, 384-MShuffle, etc. Maybe "Shuffle-" will lead as it seems more appropriate. CycloneGU (talk) 05:14, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
Please use the filename format of "Shuffle###", and use the new summary template, {{Shuffle}}, for the file summary. Thank you. - Kogoro - Talk to me - 06:09, 13 June 2015 (UTC)