Forums: Village pump → Item images

been messing with appearances lately, & while adding images i've been going with one "central" image for appearances that exist on multiple items, rather than reuploading a different image for each item

the exception has been that when an image already exists on an item's page, i leave it as-is since i know we generally prefer in-game screenshots over Model Viewer screenshots... but, i'm not really sure which to go with in the case of  [Nether Cloak]. the screenshot in this article looks very old & part of the cloak is hidden under the character's hair. which one do you guys think would be preferable?

--Eithris (talk) 16:58, 27 September 2017 (UTC)

Preferably to just farm for the item in-game and take the screenshot that way, but of course with a character that doesn't have long hair to block a portion of the item. Those raids I run weekly so if I do come across it, I'll be sure to take a screenshot. — SurafbrovWowpedia's wiki representative T / C 17:04, 27 September 2017 (UTC)
In-game screenshots are always preferable to model viewer screenshots. Just use a character with short hair. :) -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 17:11, 27 September 2017 (UTC)
okey dokey then. i'll leave Nether Cloak as it is for now, and replace that other image when i can
one more question: would the Legion Wardrobe addon's preview window count as a model viewer, or would it be okay? it's like the regular item preview window but.. well, big :p and with a solid dark background, which personally i like the look of --Eithris (talk) 20:00, 27 September 2017 (UTC)

decided against Legion Wardrobe's preview window because it turns out characters in it are like, oddly tilted to the left? so i wound up taking screenshots in the regular dressing room, then editing the background out of them so that they could be put into a single image now my question is this: does it look better with a transparent background, or with a dressing room background re-added?

--Eithris (talk) 20:08, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

Eithers are fine to me. Xporc (talk) 21:58, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

I would strongly suggest making the table of identical transmogs a template that can be transcluded rather than copying it into every page. That way if it ever needs updating, you will only need to edit it once instead of having to do so across dozens of pages. -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 23:08, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

If I had to pick I think I'd choose the first screenshot, although I'm fine with either really. :) PeterWind (talk) 06:02, 29 September 2017 (UTC)