CPTDB Wiki:Photographs

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Copyright

Please read the general disclaimer for information regarding copyright of photographs.

Uploading photos *(NEW)*

The wiki is not to be used as a personal gallery of your photos (ie Flickr, Photobucket, etc...). One or two photos of the same bus taken at the same time is acceptable, but not 10-20.

Photo Name

  • Photographs are to be named with the transit agency and the fleet number in the title.
  • There should also be a suffix added after the fleet number to allow for more than one photo of the same vehicle to be uploaded.
    • For example: Mississauga Transit 0109-a.jpg
    • DO NOT UPLOAD A NEW IMAGE AND REPLACE AN ALREADY USED SUFFIX - If there is already a Mississauga Transit 0109-a.jpg picture uploaded, use Mississauga Transit 0109-b.jpg, etc.
  • For further details please refer to the Naming Conventions page.

Photo Size

No thumbnails are to be uploaded as photos may be used for other pages where a larger size is required, for example manufacturer's pages, bus model pages, and the feature photo page

Photo Quality

Guidelines:

  • Vehicle should occupy the majority of the frame, be centered in the photo, and be the main focus.
  • The photo should preferably show the entire front and one side of the vehicle or the entire rear and one side of the vehicle if a photo that shows the front is already available. Photos showing side detail are also permitted as long as the vehicle is centered in the shot
  • Photos taken in sunlight should have both viewed sides of the vehicle in direct sunlight when possible, or minimal shadows that do not interfere with the viewing of the vehicle details.
  • The entire vehicle should be visible, i.e. not cut off by the edge of the photograph, or be partially obstructed by objects.
  • Watermarks are permitted, but should be minimal and not detract from the photo.
  • Pictures should be of good quality, i.e. no blurring or low pixelation.
  • Photos of retired or otherwise very rare buses are exempt from the guidelines above if no better quality photos exist and/or have been uploaded.

Examples:

Thumbnail replacement *(NEW)*

If you intend replace a thumbnail photo, it should be the better quality than what is currently there. If you want to replace a thumbnail, it's recommended to ask the person that put it there first (or most recently) if it can be replaced or consult a moderator if you are unsure if it's the same or better quality.