User talk:Irukard

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Legendary images[edit]

Thanks for uploading all those screenshots! You did a great job, but remember that screenshots should always be uploaded as .jpg, not .png. Check out this guide to taking screenshots for the wiki for more information. :) --Idris (talk) 14:39, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

Well thanks for telling me about the images in the wrong format. Even with 4 different guides I apparently missed the fact that I should have uploaded .jpg files. Anyway quite new to the whole wiki thing. How do I re-upload my images? Updating the existing ones does not seem to work. Should I just tag the old ones for deletion and upload new ones as .jpg? -Irukard
Don't worry, I'm pretty sure it took me a while to figure out the correct filetypes too. You guessed right: you'll need to upload the .jpgs as new files and tag the old ones for deletion. -Idris (talk) 15:37, 30 July 2017 (UTC)
Oh, and regarding talk pages: you can sign your comments using four tildes (~~~~) to add a timestamp. --Idris (talk) 15:51, 30 July 2017 (UTC)
Those gifs are great. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 15:54, 30 July 2017 (UTC)
Thanks that's reassuring. Honestly thought I would screw up the gifs. Not quite happy with the fact that https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/File:Aurora_draw_animation.gif does not have an animated thumbnail. Is there an Article that describes what exactly the technical limitations are? If so I might be able to crop the gif a bit more and have an animated Thumbnail instead. (Irukard (talk) 19:13, 30 July 2017 (UTC))
I was playing with one of the very few gifs I've uploaded (File:Perfected Envoy armor (light) human female.gif) this morning, and found that if you embed the gif without specifying the size, then it is animated. I think we could do that beneath the trinket infobox. https://wiki.guildwars2.com/index.php?title=Aurora&oldid=1474694 - It's a bit ugly but are you happy with that? I think the animation is an important part of the legendary tbh.. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:27, 30 July 2017 (UTC)
To answer your question, I can't immediately find an explanation, but it looks like gifs are transmitted fullsize by the server and not scaled due to loss of quality (except the thumbnail). We could be cunning and upload two different files, one small animated thumbnail, and link to another larger image that would show when you click on the smaller one (gifs are weird, everything else resizes) -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:37, 30 July 2017 (UTC)
Mhh the breakout out of the very beautiful gallery template doesn't seem to be worth the marginal improvement you get out of having the .gif be animated without clicking it. Idris already reverted it. The Thumbnail idea sounds pretty good. Having a animated preview of the .gif on the page seems pretty important to me. Mainly so the user has an additional hint that there is more to the image. I made a much smaller an shorter version of the .gif that could be used as a thumbnail. Not quite sure how I should test it to make sure it does actually animate when in displayed in an gallery. http://i.imgur.com/jo6SpNU.gif (Irukard (talk) 04:53, 31 July 2017 (UTC))
Use the sandbox or your own user page to test things. (If you don't want to put it on your main user page, you can create subpages, e.g.: User:Irukard/Sandbox). Even if it does animate as a thumbnail, we still might have to get cute to make this work; neither the gallery tag nor the infobox will let us post a thumbnail that links to a different image, as far as I'm aware. --Idris (talk) 05:13, 31 July 2017 (UTC)