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* [[http://www.getpaint.net/ Paint.net]] (image editor, free)


* [[http://paint.net/ Paint.net]] (image editor, free)


* Size limits do exist. The maximum width is set to 350 pixels, both on the wiki and in the forums. If you need to shrink an image to this size, it may not be a good image anymore (either due to introducing compression/resize artifacts, or by just the details becoming too small to make out). There is no maximum ''height'', but if it has to be much taller than 350 or so pixels to be clear, it may not be a good image.
* If you need to resize an image and don't like working with MS Paint[[note]](which uses different algorithm depending on what is selected)[[/note]] or other programs, you can use [[http://www.picresize.com/ pic resize]] to do it.

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* Size limits do exist. The maximum width is set to 350 pixels, both on the wiki and in the forums.forums, and images larger than this are automatically scaled down to this size upon being uploaded. If you need to shrink an image to this size, it may not be a good image anymore (either due to introducing compression/resize artifacts, or by just the details becoming too small to make out). There is no maximum ''height'', but if it has to be much taller than 350 or so pixels to be clear, it may not be a good image.
image. Images must also be at least 100×100 pixels to be uploaded.
* If you need to resize an image and don't like working with MS Paint[[note]](which uses different algorithm depending on what is selected)[[/note]] or other programs, you can use [[http://www.picresize.com/ pic resize]] to do it.
it. Note that the Media Uploader is unable to shrink very large images.


* RealLife pictures: although ThisWiki documents devices in fiction, sometimes a real life picture is the best available (SchmuckBait is an example).

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* RealLife pictures: although ThisWiki Wiki/ThisVeryWiki documents devices in fiction, sometimes a real life picture is the best available (SchmuckBait is an example).


* [[http://www.adobe.com/downloads/cs2_downloads/index.html Adobe Photoshop CS2]] (Older version, free, although Adobe only recommends it if you already had a copy of it and somehow need to continue using it).

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* [[http://www.photojoiner.net/ PhotoJoiner]] (Great for making various sequences into panels, free).


* '''Things to avoid'''

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** Spoilers. There's no code for spoiler-tagging an image for people who don't want to see things spoiled. And once you've seen a spoiler, you can never un-see it. Images tend to draw peoples' attention (they are even shown on our Google search results), Most peoples' eyes are immediately drawn to images anyway

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** Spoilers. There's no code for spoiler-tagging an image for people who don't want to see things spoiled. And once you've seen a spoiler, you can never un-see it. Images tend to draw peoples' attention (they are even shown on our Google search results), Most peoples' eyes are immediately drawn to images anywayanyway.





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* [[http://www.easy-resize.com/ Easy Resize]] (online editor for quickly resizing pictures, allows reducing image dimensions and file size independently)

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* [[http://www.easy-resize.com/ Easy Resize]] (online (high-quality online editor for quickly resizing pictures, allows reducing image dimensions and file size independently)



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* [[http://www.easy-resize.com/ Easy Resize]] (online editor for quickly resizing pictures, allows reducing image dimensions and file size independently)


* If you need to resize an image and don't like working with MS paint[[note]](which has a poor resize algorithm anyway)[[/note]] or other programs, you can use [[http://www.picresize.com/ pic resize]] to do it.

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* If you need to resize an image and don't like working with MS paint[[note]](which has a poor resize Paint[[note]](which uses different algorithm anyway)[[/note]] depending on what is selected)[[/note]] or other programs, you can use [[http://www.picresize.com/ pic resize]] to do it.



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* If a trope has medium-specific subpages, images that aren't medium neutral belong on the appropriate medium subpage.


* Unlike many other types of work, FanFiction, {{Webcomic}}s, and WebOriginal have relatively easy-to-access creators. If you want to know what they'd prefer, send them a simple email with links to both the site and the page in question. For instance, this was how the page images for Webcomic/{{xkcd}} and DarthsAndDroids were chosen.

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* Unlike many other types of work, FanFiction, {{Webcomic}}s, and WebOriginal have relatively easy-to-access creators. If you want to know what they'd prefer, send them a simple email with links to both the site and the page in question. For instance, this was how the page images for Webcomic/{{xkcd}} ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' and DarthsAndDroids ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' were chosen.

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