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Wii U Uploads
Very good uploads. I don't think most people know that trick that you can play a Wii U game live, use the built-in web browser, and navigate to a website that has an upload dialog UI (MarioWiki in this case going to Special:Upload) to upload a screenshot 1280x720 in resolution. I have all sorts of tricks in a WIP guide all about uploading high quality images. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 17:35, 21 February 2017 (EST)
- Thanks! I'm not sure how other people get such bad images. This is the only way I know to do it. --Super Mario Fan 67 (T•C•S) 17:38, 21 February 2017 (EST)
- Many people take a lazier way of doing things, such as Google Image Search or YouTube snapshots. They had the power all along to upload high quality screenshots and never realized it. There is also the factor of not understanding how an image format works and what format is best for what situation. Recently, it became policy not to convert between formats. Don't confuse this with replacing because it is not against policy redoing a picture, which requires more effort than just converting an image to a different format. I replace images frequently. Here's my uploads, the delete log, and stuff to delete. From my experiences, just for screenshots and sprites, PNG for everything except for Wii U screenshots and Miiverse uploads because those cases are JPEG. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 17:51, 21 February 2017 (EST)
If you are concerned about the color changes, likely the PNG contained metadata, which web browsers ignore, how to color correct the base image. An optimizer applies the changes permanently, as described in a FAQ here. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 15:14, 27 February 2017 (EST)
- That's what I thought. I just got concerned that a few of them were very different. Super Mario Fan 67 (T•C•S) 15:25, 27 February 2017 (EST)
What are you using to save JPEGs? Microsoft Paint? If you are, use FastStone Image Viewer and set the JPEG settings to 100%. It won't completely make the images lossless, but lossy encoding will be minimal. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 23:36, 9 March 2017 (EST)
- I crop images in MacOS's built-in Preview app, which might have the same effect that Paint does. I could try Gimp. I think it has the ability to set quality when saving.--Super Mario Fan 67 (T•C•S) 23:55, 9 March 2017 (EST)
- I changed it a little bit. I am not very familiar with the Paper Mario series, but I think it is correct now. --Super Mario Fan 67 (T•C•S) 14:19, 12 March 2017 (EDT)
I believe so, as it is a difference from the other Paper Mario Games, It's just that it's hard to word it right as Paper Mario was the only one not to have Boos as enemies, but all the other ones that had boos as enemies also had a giant boo, but not Color Splash.Pikmin theories (talk) 14:25, 12 March 2017 (EDT)
- It looks like Tails777 (talk) did it. I think it is good now. --Super Mario Fan 67 (T•C•S) 14:27, 12 March 2017 (EDT)
Hello, Supermariofan67. I was wondering if you or someone could upload a transparent version of Toadette's artwork from Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash for more general use. Thanks. --MarioKartDoubleDash (talk) 15:04, 21 March 2017 (EDT)
re:Featured article nomination
Well the way we handled a similar situation for the Paper Mario nomination was to let 24 hours for the user to reconsider their vote, or let it stand and fail the nom, and then start a new nom right away if nothing happened. I'll chip in to remove that vote. --Glowsquid (talk) 22:01, 12 April 2017 (EDT)
- This is not what I wrote above. At all. --Glowsquid (talk) 23:54, 13 April 2017 (EDT)
Is it possible for you to upload a cropped version of this screenshot to replace this picture on the Super Mario 3D World page? It was discussed that cropping the screenshot is better than using a model render. --TheFlameChomp (talk) 10:59, 22 April 2017 (EDT)
Over on MarioWiki talk:Proposals/Archive#Split Archive Page by Year, you voted against the proposal. Please consider retracting your vote. I made a tweak to the main proposal based on comments. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 15:34, 15 May 2017 (EDT)
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ImageOptim for PNG Images
I was talking to Wildgoosespeeder on my talk page and he told me that you are more familiar with the PNG image optimizer ImageOptim for Mac. I was confused about what settings to use for optimizing images. I'm not sure if it's similar to the PNG monstrous thing that he uses. If you could help me with this, that would be great. LuigiMaster123 11:28, 30 July 2017 (EDT)
- Nevermind. I think I understand what to do. LuigiMaster123 11:40, 30 July 2017 (EDT)
If it works on mobiles and displays them in a convenient and effective manner, then it will get the job done, and that's all I care about. Do what you think is best. Lcrossmk8 (talk) 23:12, 1 January 2018 (EST)
About those Captain Toad pages, a "stub" isn't just a short page. A stub is a 1-4 or so sentence long page without much helpful information. Really the only problem with those pages are that the "layout" sections are a little short, but the levels themselves aren't that big anyways. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 17:06, 19 November 2018 (EST)