Forum:What image formats are permitted
I think that only .png, .svg, and .gif (sparingly) image formats should be permitted. As some of you have seen, in the category:JPEG images page, there are hundreds of pictures. It is a total waste of time to replace those .jpg and .bmp images. And also, look at the [[:category:Dithered images]] page. I think that .gif should only be used on small/don't need much detail images. Maybe when you upload .gifs there should be a size restriction or something like that. Along with this presposal, I think there should be a template saying that images are low quality. If you look in the categories listed above, some of those images ARE .pngs, they're just low quality.99 i fail 22:15, January 18, 2011 (UTC)
Support- agree COMPLETELY with what a said above.
Partial support- like what I said, but some things should be changed.
Oppose- entirely disagree with what I said.
Comment- not supporting any side. please consider the difference between this and partial support.
Unofficially, at least, this is already the status quo. .png is the dominant format, and .jpg and non-animated .gif images tend to be replaced with better .png versions. You can use templates like Andorin (Talk) (Contribs) 22:21, January 18, 2011 (UTC)to mark images that need to be replaced. --
- However, I'm against a complete ban on .jpg images, per Zamorak. --Andorin (Talk) (Contribs) 22:26, January 18, 2011 (UTC)
LOLWUT? - We don't allow .bmp (system won't allow), there is nothing wrong with .png (16mil+ colours, trans, lossless compression), .gif only allows 256 colours but we use for animated, .jpg are just plain ugly and can not have trans.
22:28, January 18, 2011 (UTC)
- Reading... I make no sense. 00:19, January 20, 2011 (UTC)
- Yeah, for only animated .gif. Things 'not needing much detail' should still be uploaded as a .png as it's usually a small mouse move away. 22:35, January 18, 2011 (UTC)
Oppose - There are legitimate reasons for using JPEG, GIF and various other file extensions. Jagex usually releases imagery in JPEG to reduce the size of the image and it's usually not a fantastic idea to convert them into PNG's. GIF's are used frequently for animations, while APNG's are still support in relatively few browsers, until it has more support, GIF animations will still be used. Let us not forget Ogg Vorbis and MID/MIDI files for sound bytes, 30 second clips, and sometimes a rare video from Jagex. Then we look into that we accept database file types such as ODS and ODT. There is never a reason for limiting what files types are to be accepted to a Wiki without good reasoning. Ryan PM 17:16, January 19, 2011 (UTC)
Oppose - No reason to completely ban JPGs. As other people have said any image is better than no image, no matter what the file type.21:45, January 19, 2011 (UTC)
Oppose - Yeah, Jpgs aren't the best quality, but if it's the only image of a subject, is it not better than no image? Gifs, as said above, is best for animations as more browsers can view it. So, outright banning a filetype isn't the best choice. The best we can do is just keep on tagging and replacing the images. ~MuzTalk 01:08, January 20, 2011 (UTC)