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A step by step guide to complying with the Image policy of GTA Wiki.

Naming

If you have saved a snapmatic image from the Rockstar Social Club or saved a console screengrab, they will be named something like:

  • 0_0 (03).jpg (PS3/Xb360 Snapmatics)
  • nRIwmP3pik-zvHpNUaCV8w_0_0.jpg (PS4/XbOne Snapmatics)
  • Grand Theft Auto V_20141219191638.jpg. (PS4 screen captures)

These types of image names must be renamed to meaningful titles. Ideally you should do this before uploading to GTA Wiki, but if you haven't, you can do it as you upload it.

Please read the image policy for the specific guidelines for each subject type.
As a general rule of thumb, filenames should have 3 parts:

  • Page Subject Name-GTA game version-Optional Description.png

When uploading your image, you are given the only chance you will get to rename your image to comply with the naming part of the image policy. 

Visual Editor mode

Classic (Rich Text) Editor mode and Mobile (iOS users)

Licensing on upload

Whenever you add an image to the wiki, it must have its licensing attached. To attach a license to an image as you upload it follow these steps:

Visual Editor mode

Classic (Rich Text) Editor mode  and Mobile (iOS users)

Galleries

If you have used the Add a photo to this gallery button to add an image to an existing gallery or used the Add Gallery feature to add a new gallery to a page, you will not see any of the above options to add your license to your new image(s). You must use the following Licensing Later process.

Licensing Later

If you forget to apply the license or used the Gallery functions described above, all is not lost. You can open the image page e.g. www.gta.wikia.com/File:Subject-GTAgame-Description.png and add it manually:

Classic (Rich Text) Editor mode

That is all there is to it. Happy editing.

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If you need further help, message one of the GTA Wikia Staff and we will be happy to assist. For example, if you haven't named your image properly, you may ask an administrator to rename the image for you.

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