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This page details GTA Wiki's official policy on all things related to images and videos. If you need further help with the media policy, see the How To article.

Before uploading

Please review the Wiki FAIR USE policy. While GTA Wiki does not enforce it as strictly as Wikipedia does, we do fully acknowledge that the Grand Theft Auto series and everything associated with it are copyright to Rockstar Games and Take Two Interactive.


Unless otherwise specified, all rights to all images reside with Rockstar Games and Take Two Interactive.

Images that are not copyrighted to Rockstar

Images such as fan artwork posted to DeviantArt may only be uploaded to GTA Wiki by the original artist.

Image licensing

Licensing drop down menu

The licensing drop down menu

The upload file page has a drop down menu containing all the necessary licenses. Selecting an option automatically adds a licensing template to an uploaded image.

Image names

Images should have sections separated with hyphens (-), and individual sections must be written without any spaces or underscores (_). Images that are uploaded with meaningless names or overly broad names, such as Image:Gallery345 or Image:Tommy, should be renamed immediately.

Images should be named in the following manner:

  • Artwork: Artwork-CharacterName-GameAbbreviation
  • Characters: CharacterName-GameAbbreviation-ShortDescriptionIfNecessary
  • Locations: LocationName-GameAbbreviation-ShortDescriptionIfNecessary
  • Missions: MissionName-GameAbbreviation-ShortDesciptionIfNecessary
  • Products/Brands: BrandName-ShortDescriptionIfNecessary-GameAbbreviation
  • Vehicles: VehicleName-GameAbbreviation-AngleOfView-ShortDescriptionIfNecessary
  • Voice Actor photos: FirstnameLastname
  • Weapons: WeaponName-GameAbbreviation-ShortDescriptionIfNecessary
Right Wrong
File:CarlJohnson-GTASA.jpg File:Carl-Johnson-San-Andreas.jpg
File:Viceport-GTAVC-Northeastwards.jpg File:Northeast view of Viceport in GTAVC.jpg
File:Rhino-GTACW.jpg FIle:Rhino in Chinatown Wars.jpg
File:DesertEagle-GTASA-icon.png File:DesertEagle GTASA icon.png
File:Artwork-MariaLatore-GTALCS.jpg File:MariaLatore-Artwork-GTALCS.jpg
File:Sprunk-VendingMachine-GTAV.jpg File:Sprunk-vending-machine-in-GTAV.jpg
File:RayLiotta.jpg File:LIOTTA, RAY.jpg

Image size

General screenshots should be neither too small nor too big. Images that are too small fail to properly illustrate what they show. Large, high quality images are a stretch on fair use.

Images should, in general, be no smaller than 400x400. There is no point in uploading thumbnail images to the wiki. Overly large or overly small images should be deleted.

Modified Vehicles

As prescribed in the Manual of Style, if the vehicle is modified by the player, it CANNOT be featured on the page, however, if the vehicle is found "pre-modified" in the game, (i.e. in the enhanced version of GTA V), it can be included in the gallery.


  • ALL videos must have a clear picture and audio.
  • All videos must be copyrighted to show who the video belongs to, the video's site and Rockstar Games.
  • All videos must be GTA related (some exceptions may be allowed as long as an administrator is aware and agrees).
  • Videos MUST NOT violate other policies such as leaked information.
  • Videos must have an extra copyright if it features music.
  • Videos, like images, must not have a watermark.

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