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Currently, the only way to get game images is by using a capture card, which seems to result in poor quality images being added. This could be rectified if people used emulators instead to get a more smoother image (eg PCSX2 and all that) although the wiki may not want to do this. Thoughts ? --Speysider Talk Page | My Image Uploads | Tabber Code | My Wiki | Channel 18:21, June 27, 2012 (UTC)

Poor quality images are better than no images. — SimAnt 18:37, June 27, 2012 (UTC)
I agree with Simant. And no, I would very much like to avoid the use of emulators.--TheUltimate3 Allied Shinobi Forces Symbol (talk) 20:59, June 27, 2012 (UTC)
What are emulators? -White Flash-(Talk)- 21:02, June 27, 2012 (UTC)
@Simant/TU3: There's a difference between "poor quality images" and "images that are so blurred the depiction can't be seen." (example: an image where the depiction is so blurred that all you see is a motion blur of colour)
@White Flash: Description of Emulators --Speysider Talk Page | My Image Uploads | Tabber Code | My Wiki | Channel 21:03, June 27, 2012 (UTC)
If they are low quality, replace them with high quality if possible. Until then, they don't break copyright or any of that jazz and nobody else is is seriously trying to bring the game jutsus up to par with the canon ones, so this is as good a start as any.--TheUltimate3 Allied Shinobi Forces Symbol (talk) 21:41, June 27, 2012 (UTC)
I'm not saying they break copyright. I'm saying that they can be MUCH better than the crap that's being uploaded lately for game techniques and I don't have the time nor the damn patience with some wiki users to be wasting time running after everyone else fixing crap images. I'm not trying to be insulting, but some of these recent uploads are really quite rubbish and shouldn't have been uploaded at all. The uploader page also says this: Causing the wiki to much trouble with bad uploads could get you blocked. Some of the latest uploads are bad uploads that are of such bad quality they are useless, but I refer to my first point in this message. --Speysider Talk Page | My Image Uploads | Tabber Code | My Wiki | Channel 21:50, June 27, 2012 (UTC)

The fact that he is still capable of uploading despite my lurking all day means I'm fine with the images. You just said, you aren't going to make the effort with the pictures (and by extension, the game jutsu articles) so what he does should not offend you. We have maybe 100+ game jutsu that have no image, and are generally crap articles that can only be found if you are looking for them as they are not linked in the character articles. Good quality or not, someone actually making the effort to bring them up to par is a-okay in my book.--TheUltimate3 Allied Shinobi Forces Symbol (talk) 21:52, June 27, 2012 (UTC)

I would've done if I got a better capture device actually, so I wouldn't be making such an assumption like that. I also said I wouldn't be running after people updating their crap images, not that I wouldn't actually upload the images. :/
I'm not offended by the images, I'm merely saying that it might be annoying people.
And does it matter if the game jutsu articles have no image? Just like in every other article, if there's no good image found, then none is added, simple as that. Why would the game jutsu articles be any different? --Speysider Talk Page | My Image Uploads | Tabber Code | My Wiki | Channel 21:56, June 27, 2012 (UTC)
Most if not all the articles have some sort of image to depict what was shown. Game jutsu take on a much more different state because of how flippy games tend to be. Now, add to this none of the game jutsu are listed in any article related to their character. To find them you either have to already know about the jutsu or start digging through categories and such. This has led to a a slow, but for me noticable, decay in game techs simply due to limited avability. For the most part they were a part of the wiki that weren't apart of the wiki.
Now suddenly a user appears from the ether and starts uploading images of the jutsu. The images are low quality, yes. But they depict the jutsu. Can they be better quality? Depends on how you capture. Are the images good however? Yes they are. They show exactly what the article is about do they not? If you are worried that people may be annoyed at the images, I am gonna shoot for a 68% chance that absolutely nobody will care.
So until you decide to pull whatever magic you can and upload 1080p game tech pictures with the clause that they can only be changed if the new image is 1080p and damn the poor sods without such glorious technologies, we will make due with what we get.--TheUltimate3 Allied Shinobi Forces Symbol (talk) 22:07, June 27, 2012 (UTC)