MarioWiki:Galleries

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Galleries are special pages given to subjects that are featured in enough images to warrant a dedicated, structured viewing area. If all the images can be included in the subject's main page without creating an excessively long gallery section, a separate page is unnecessary. This policy page outlines standards that must be followed when creating a gallery page.

Types of galleries

Sections

A section is used to divide images by type within a gallery to prevent having an unorganized wall of pictures. In general, images are classified under logos, artwork, sprites and models, screenshots, and box art. The accepted order for these sections is as follows:

For subject galleries
Artwork
Sprites and models
Screenshots
Video games
Animation
Scans

A selection of official artwork that features the subject should be included in the gallery under an "Artwork" section. Artwork that does not relate to any specific Mario game (e.g. artwork used at Nintendo-related events) should also be included under a "Miscellaneous" subsection.

"Sprites and models" encompasses all sprites, pre-rendered sprites and 3D models taken directly from a game. For subject galleries, only sprites and models that directly feature the subject should be included, and only a few examples from each game should be provided.

A "Screenshots" section includes an assortment of images taken directly from a video game or official animation (such as television shows, anime and advertisements) that feature the subject. Scans from printed media (such as comic books, game manuals and other publications) should be listed under a "Scans" section. Not every screenshot and scan needs to be featured in the gallery, but one or two examples from each of the subject's appearances (in video games, animation and printed media) should be included for diversity.

For game galleries
Logos
Artwork
Sprites and models
Screenshots
Scans
Box art
Miscellaneous
By this standard, "Box art" and "Logos" are classified as separate sections. "Box art and logos" is no longer used unless there is only one logo available, in which case they should be merged for neatness.

For game galleries, all artwork pertaining to the game must be included (and sorted under appropriate subsections), unless the artwork has been recycled from a previous game. All sprites and models should be included in a game gallery, as well as all screenshots and scans from game manuals and guides.

A little bit of lenience can be given to a "Miscellaneous" section, provided there are images which need a dedicated section that isn't already covered by sections that are present. For instance, The New Super Mario Bros. 2 gallery has sections for official wallpapers and Facebook covers, as well as Swapnote stationery. These can both be placed as subsections under a "Miscellaneous" heading.

For miscellaneous galleries and merchandise galleries

Any appropriate section title can be given to a miscellaneous gallery or a merchandise gallery, as these galleries cover subjects that require specific headings for their organization.

Subsections

Some sections may be given subsections when appropriate, often when there are enough images that can be grouped under a common heading. Common examples of subsection titles for galleries include "Group artwork", "Items" and "Bosses". Any appropriate title can be given to a subsection provided that it accurately describes the images that it encompasses. Subsections do not require precise organization. However, any miscellaneous subsections must be placed at the bottom.

Proper formatting

In addition to the order the sections are displayed, some minor formatting standards should also be adhered to:

  • A brief opening sentence describing the gallery must be placed at the top of the article before the gallery itself. It must comply with the standards given on MarioWiki:Subpages.
  • Section titles (such as "Artwork") must use heading 2 (==), sub-sections (such as "Group artwork") use heading 3 (===).
  • Here is how to format a gallery:

<gallery>
Image.jpg|Caption
Image2.png|Caption
</gallery>

  • Optionally, <i> can be used to italicize all captions at once. It must be placed outside of the <gallery> tags. Example:

<i><gallery>
Image.jpg|Caption
Image2.png|Caption
</gallery></i>

This is very useful for galleries which have captions that are just game titles, such as character galleries. Obviously, if there is other writing within the gallery, the captions will have to be manually italicized.
  • If a gallery section contains mostly widescreen images, use <gallery widths="160px"> instead of <gallery> to enlarge the image thumbnails, as shown below:

<gallery widths="160px">
Image.jpg|Caption
Image2.png|Caption
</gallery>