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GTA Wiki:Media Policy

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This page details GTA Wiki's official policy on all things related to images.

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 copyright Rockstar

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

Image attribution

If you upload an image that you found on the internet to GTA Wiki, you must indicate the website you obtained it from, and if possible the original location of the image.

If it is a screenshot you took yourself, say just that.

If it is fan artwork that you created yourself, again, say that.

Images uploaded without proper attribution should be deleted immediately by any administrator.

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 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.

General images should be no larger than 800x600 pixels, broadly construed. For example, an image taken in 1600x900 (widescreen) format may be uploaded in 1280x600, but no larger.

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.

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