The Image Policy of Encyclopedia Gamia outlines the formatting of filenames for files to be uploaded, and also details the formats that should be used.
- Box Art (such as covers, etc) should start with "Box-Art-" with hyphens used instead of spaces. The name of the game should follow next; hyphens are to be used instead of spaces (Such as "Super-Mario-Bros-3"), and punctuation should be removed. The region should follow next (Such as "NA" or "EU") should be added on after, followed by the acronym for the platform(s) the box art was released for.
|Famicom Disk System||FDS|
|Game Boy Advance||GBA|
|Game Boy Color||GBC|
|Mac OS X||OSX|
|Neo Geo Pocket Color||NGPC|
|New Nintendo 3DS||N3DS|
|Nintendo Entertainment System||NES|
|RCA Studio II||RCASII|
|Super Nintendo Entertainment System||SNES|
|Xbox Live Arcade||XBLA|
If the artwork includes a provisional rating, append "-P" to the end of the file, before the file extension. If the box art specifies PC DVD-ROM or PC CD-ROM, use "PC", however if the box mentions Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Mac OS X, Linux or DOS, use the correct suffix.
Certain formats are more appealing for use than others, for quality reasons. For icons and other such small images, SVG vector images are preferred, as they scale with bigger sizes much better. Failing that, PNG images are to be used. JPEG images are preferred not to be used if possible, and GIF images should ideally not be used at all (with the exception of animated GIF images).
Images uploaded to Encyclopedia Gamia should be of good quality, preferably with higher resolutions. Images themselves should be screenshots of in-game material (not taken with a camera or phone). There should be no watermarks, additional logos, or anything other than the image itself. Images can and will be deleted at any time at an Admin or Content Moderator's discretion. Failure to cooperate will result in a block.
Every image uploaded should have a licensing description attached to it from the drop down menu during upload. It covers anything from logos, to characters, items, books, etc.