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Image tagging

From Retro CDN

The Retro wikis use image tagging to help make their system easier to use and maintain. With the tens of thousands of images Retro contains, it is important to make sure we know what an image is so it can be properly placed in the series of categories we have exclusively for images. The process of tagging is very simple: when using Special:Upload, you will see a field called "Summary." From there, you add a simple string to call a template, which will place information about the image underneath the image and put it in its correct category. The tagging system can seem complex at first, because there are many different tags, but is simple once the proper tags are known.

Uploading a photo of hardware

The Retro wikis recognize two types of hardware photos: core hardware photos, such as pictures of consoles, the mainboards inside them, or chips/ICs inside the, and accessories, such as controllers and peripherals. Use the following syntax to upload either one:

Template Description
{{Hardware|System Name}} Adds a photo of hardware for System Name (fill in the blank for the correct system)
{{Accessory|System Name}} Adds a photo of an accessory for System Name (fill in the blank for the correct system)

Uploading screenshots

Template structure System Description
{{16SS|Game Name}}
Arcade
System 16
Adds System 16 screenshot of Game Name
{{32SS|Game Name}}
Arcade
System 32
Adds System 32 screenshot of Game Name
{{32XSS|Game Name}}
Sega 32X
32X
Adds 32X screenshot of Game Name
{{360SS|Game Name}}
Xbox 360
Xbox 360
Adds Xbox 360 screenshot of Game Name
{{3DOSS|Game Name}}
3DO Interactive Multiplayer
3DO Interactive Multiplayer
Adds 3DO screenshot of Game Name
{{3DSSS|Game Name}}
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo 3DS
Adds Nintendo 3DS screenshot of Game Name
{{AmigaSS|Game Name}}
Commodore Amiga
Amiga
Adds Amiga screenshot of Game Name
{{AndroidSS|Game or App Name}}
Google Android OS
Android
Adds Android screenshot of Game or App Name
{{AppleIISS|Game Name}}
Apple II
Apple II
Adds Apple II screenshot of Game Name
{{ASS|Game Name}}
Arcade
Arcade (misc.)
Adds arcade screenshot of Game Name
{{BRSS|Game Name}}
Blu-ray Video
Blu-ray Video
Adds Blu-ray screenshot of Video Name
{{C64SS|Game Name}}
Commodore 64
Commodore 64
Adds Commodore 64 screenshot of Game Name
{{CDROM2SS|Game Name}}
CD-ROM² systems
CD-ROM²
Adds CD-ROM² screenshot of Game Name
{{CPCSS|Game Name}}
Amstrad CPC
Amstrad CPC
Adds Amstrad CPC screenshot of Game Name
{{DCSS|Game Name}}
Sega Dreamcast
Dreamcast
Adds Dreamcast screenshot of Game Name
{{DOSSS|Game Name}}
IBM PC compatibles
IBM PC compatibles
Adds IBM PC screenshot of Game Name
{{DSSS|Game Name}}
Nintendo DS
Nintendo DS
Adds Nintendo DS screenshot of Game Name
{{DVDSS|Game Name}}
DVD Video
DVD Video
Adds DVD screenshot of Video Name
{{GBASS|Game Name}}
Game Boy Advance
Game Boy Advance
Adds GBA screenshot of Game Name
{{GBCSS|Game Name}}
Nintendo Game Boy Color
Game Boy Color
Adds GBC screenshot of Game Name
{{GBSS|Game Name}}
Nintendo Game Boy
Game Boy
Adds Game Boy screenshot of Game Name
{{GCSS|Game Name}}
Nintendo GameCube
Nintendo GameCube
Adds GameCube screenshot of Game Name
{{GGSS|Game Name}}
Sega Game Gear
Game Gear
Adds Game Gear screenshot of Game Name
{{IOSSS|Game or App Name}}
iOS
iOS
Adds iOS screenshot of Game or App Name
{{J2MESS|Game or App Name}}
Java 2, Micro Edition (J2ME)
Java 2, Micro Edition
Adds J2ME screenshot of Game or App Name
{{JagSS|Game Name}}
Atari Jaguar
Atari Jaguar
Adds Jaguar screenshot of Game Name
{{LynxSS|Game Name}}
Atari Lynx
Atari Lynx
Adds Lynx screenshot of Game Name
{{MacSS|Game or App Name}}
Macintosh
Mac OS Classic
Adds Mac OS Classic screenshot of Game or App Name
{{MacOSSS|Game or App Name}}
Mac App Store
Mac OS X
Adds Mac OS X screenshot of Game or App Name
{{MCDSS|Game Name}}
Sega Mega-CD
Mega-CD
Adds Mega-CD screenshot of Game Name
{{MDSS|Game Name}}
Sega Mega Drive
Mega Drive
Adds Mega Drive screenshot of Game Name
{{MSXSS|Game Name}}
MSX
MSX
Adds MSX screenshot of Game Name
{{NESSS|Game Name}}
Nintendo Entertainment System
Nintendo Entertainment System
Adds NES screenshot of Game Name
{{NGPCSS|Game Name}}
Neo Geo Pocket Color
Neo Geo Pocket Color
Adds NGPC screenshot of Game Name
{{PC88SS|Game Name}}
NEC PC-8801
PC-8800 series
Adds PC-8800 series screenshot of Game Name
{{PCESS|Game Name}}
PC Engine
PC Engine
Adds PC Engine screenshot of Game Name
{{PCSS|Game or App Name}}
Windows PC
PC
Adds PC screenshot of Game or App Name
{{PicoSS|Game Name}}
Sega Pico
Pico
Adds Pico screenshot of Game Name
{{PS2SS|Game Name}}
Sony PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
Adds PlayStation 2 screenshot of Game Name
{{PS3SS|Game Name}}
Sony PlayStation 3
PlayStation 3
Adds PlayStation 3 screenshot of Game Name
{{PS4SS|Game Name}}
Sony PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4
Adds PlayStation 4 screenshot of Game Name
{{PS5SS|Game Name}}
PlayStation 5
PlayStation 5
Adds PlayStation 5 screenshot of Game Name
{{PSPSS|Game Name}}
Sony PlayStation Portable
PlayStation Portable
Adds PSP screenshot of Game or App Name
{{PSVSS|Game Name}}
Sony PlayStation Vita
PlayStation Vita
Adds PS Vita screenshot of Game or App Name
{{SamSS|Game Name}} Template:Sam Sam Coupé Adds Sam Coupé screenshot of Game Name
{{SatSS|Game Name}}
Sega Saturn
Saturn
Adds Saturn screenshot of Game Name
{{SCDSS|Game Name}}
Super CD-ROM²
Super CD-ROM²
Adds Super CD-ROM² screenshot of Game Name
{{Screenshot}} Other Adds screenshot for other systems or non-specified items
{{SGSS|Game Name}}
SG-1000
SG-1000
Adds SG-1000 screenshot of Game Name
{{SGXSS|Game Name}}
PC Engine SuperGrafx
SuperGrafx
Adds SuperGrafx screenshot of Game Name
{{SMSSS|Game Name}}
Sega Master System
Master System
Adds Master System screenshot of Game Name
{{SNESSS|Game Name}}
Nintendo Super Famicom
Super NES
Adds Super NES screenshot of Game Name
{{SpecSS|Game Name}}
ZX Spectrum
ZX Spectrum
Adds ZX Spectrum screenshot of Game Name
{{STSS|Game Name}}
Atari ST
Atari ST
Adds Atari ST screenshot of Game Name
{{SwitchSS|Game Name}}
Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch
Adds Nintendo Switch screenshot of Game Name
{{TG16SS|Game Name}}
TurboGrafx-16
TurboGrafx-16
Adds TurboGrafx-16 screenshot of Game Name
{{VHSSS|Game Name}}
VHS Video
VHS Video
Adds VHS screenshot of Video Name
{{WiiSS|Game Name}}
Nintendo Wii
Wii
Adds Wii screenshot of Game Name
{{WiiUSS|Game Name}}
Nintendo Wii U
Wii U
Adds Wii U screenshot of Game Name
{{XSS|Game Name}}
Xbox
Xbox
Adds Xbox screenshot of Game Name
{{XboneSS|Game Name}}
Xbox One
Xbox One
Adds Xbox One screenshot of Game Name
{{XSXSS|Game Name}}
Xbox Series X
Xbox Series X
Adds Xbox Series X screenshot of Game Name

Uploading game-related media

Game media uses a unique three-tier structure for sorting and classifying any box/cover, cart/disc/media or manual that falls under the scope of project. This allows the community to track what scans have been completed and at what quality. This structure is as follows:

{{SystemBox|CC|quality=good}}

Where "System" refers to the originating gaming system, CC refers to the two-letter country code (i.e., US, UK, EU, JP), and quality refers to the value of the image itself (i.e., does the scan have rips/blemishes, is it 300DPI or higher, etc.)

Uploading boxes or covers

Template structure System Description
{{32XBox}} 32X Adds 32X cover
{{360Box}} Xbox 360 Adds Xbox 360 cover
{{3DSBox}} Nintendo 3DS Adds Nintendo 3DS cover
{{ACDBox}} Arcade CD-ROM² Adds Arcade CD-ROM² cover
{{CDROM2Box}} CD-ROM² Adds CD-ROM² cover
{{Cover}} Other Adds cover for other systems or non-specified items
{{DCBox}} Dreamcast Adds Dreamcast cover
{{DSBox}} Nintendo DS Adds Nintendo DS cover
{{GBABox}} Game Boy Advance Adds GBA cover
{{GCBox}} GameCube Adds GameCube cover
{{GGBox}} Game Gear Adds Game Gear cover
{{MCDBox}} Mega-CD Adds Sega Mega-CD cover
{{MDBox}} Mega Drive Adds Mega Drive cover
{{SMSBox}} Master System Adds Master System cover
{{PCBox}} PC Adds PC cover
{{PC88Box}} PC-8800 series Adds PC-8800 series cover
{{PCEBox}} PC Engine Adds PC Engine cover
{{PCFXBox}} PC-FX Adds PC-FX cover
{{PS2Box}} PlayStation 2 Adds PS2 cover
{{PS3Box}} PlayStation 3 Adds PS3 cover
{{PS4Box}} PlayStation 4 Adds PS4 cover
{{PS5Box}} PlayStation 5 Adds PS5 cover
{{PSPBox}} PlayStation Portable Adds PSP cover
{{PSVBox}} PlayStation Vita Adds PS Vita cover
{{PBox}} Pico Adds Pico cover
{{SCDBox}} Super CD-ROM² Adds Super CD-ROM² cover
{{SG1000Box}} SG-1000 Adds SG-1000 cover
{{SGXBox}} SuperGrafx Adds SuperGrafx cover
{{SatBox}} Saturn Adds Saturn cover
{{SwitchBox}} Nintendo Switch Adds Switch cover
{{TG16Box}} TurboGrafx-16 Adds TurboGrafx-16 cover
{{WiiBox}} Wii Adds Wii cover
{{WiiUBox}} Wii U Adds Wii U cover
{{XBox}} Xbox Adds Xbox cover
{{XboneBox}} Xbox One Adds Xbox One cover
{{XSXBox}} Xbox Series X Adds Xbox Series X cover

Uploading a cartridge, card or disc scan

Template structure System Description
{{32XCart}} 32X Adds 32X cartridge
{{360Disc}} Xbox 360 Adds Xbox 360 disc
{{3DSCard}} Nintendo 3DS Adds Nintendo 3DS card
{{ACDDisc}} Arcade CD-ROM² Adds Arcade CD-ROM² disc
{{CDROM2Disc}} CD-ROM² Adds CD-ROM² disc
{{DCDisc}} Dreamcast Adds Dreamcast disc
{{DSCard}} Nintendo DS Adds Nintendo DS card
{{GBACart}} Game Boy Advance Adds Game Boy Advance cartridge
{{GCDisc}} GameCube Adds GameCube disc
{{GGCart}} Game Gear Adds Game Gear cartridge
{{MCDDisc}} Mega-CD Adds Mega-CD disc
{{MDCart}} Mega Drive Adds Mega Drive cartridge
{{PCDisc}} PC Adds PC disc
{{PCECard}} PC Engine Adds PC Engine card
{{PCFXDisc}} PC-FX Adds PC-FX disc
{{PS2Disc}} PlayStation 2 Adds PS2 disc
{{PS3Disc}} PlayStation 3 Adds PS3 disc
{{PS4Disc}} PlayStation 4 Adds PS4 disc
{{PS5Disc}} PlayStation 5 Adds PS5 disc
{{PSPDisc}} PlayStation Portable Adds PSP disc
{{PSVCard}} PlayStation Vita Adds PS Vita card
{{SatDisc}} Saturn Adds Saturn disc
{{SCDDisc}} Super CD-ROM² Adds Super CD-ROM² disc
{{SG1000Cart}} SG-1000 Adds SG-1000 cartridge
{{SGXCard}} SuperGrafx Adds SuperGrafx card
{{SMSCard}} Master System Adds SMS card
{{SMSCart}} Master System Adds SMS catridge
{{SwitchCard}} Nintendo Switch Adds Nintendo Switch card
{{TG16Card}} TurboGrafx-16 Adds TurboGrafx-16 card
{{WiiDisc}} Wii Adds Wii disc
{{WiiUDisc}} Wii U Adds Wii U disc
{{XDisc}} Xbox Adds Xbox disc
{{XboneDisc}} Xbox One Adds Xbox One disc
{{XSXDisc}} Xbox Series X Adds Xbox Series X disc