'Sup MariChaton. I was speaking to Tansyflower about this wiki's high-quality screenshots source but she appointed me to you since you were the one that deals with this.
For Season 1 galleries, I know you either use Netflix or iTunes, no? They're the only available sources I found that feature HD logoless episodes, including Amazon, and the DVD releases. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Where are you finding this logoless screenshots for Season 2? Their quality is so glamorous, better than the standard quality tfou or Tele Quebec screenshots you'll find lying around on their website. Do you upscale them and remove the tfou logos using photoshop or a special software? I'm interested to know what your procedure is.
Some of the title cards and gallery images feature amazing, HD logoless images which look incredible to me. The episodes are not even on iTunes or Netflix yet, so where is your source for these images? Thank you!
Hi. For the Season 1 screenshots, the available sources I have access to are iTunes, Netflix, or Amazon as you mention they are suitable platforms that feature HD and logoless episodes which I am able to screenshot from.
As of Season 2, because Season 2 has not yet aired on Netflix or iTunes (or any other platforms), I decided to use an alternative source. I managed to legally download the episodes from Family Channel's catch-up website as they also feature high-quality and logoless Season 2 episodes that are available to view for a certain period.
If there are images that do feature logos, I leave it as it is and I don't edit or modify the images in any way, regardless of their quality, as they are only temporary. I only use photoshop and other editing programs when it is absolutely necessary or when I crop images,
such as creating a suitable infobox image to go to characters' infoboxes.
I noticed that you removed a lot of posts on the Feature Article discussion. I looked to see what was going on, but because I'm not sure about the history option, I didn't check them. Is there any in particular that I need to know, as I know a person making a lot of the posts has been getting warnings lately? Thank you!
First off, I'm a girl, thank you. Secondly, stay out of things if you are going to take them well out of context and prove you didn't even read what you're accusing me of. You also put things out of order. You are trying to start a fight between us.
The issue I referenced has nothing at all to do with something someone said, and everything to do with something MariChaton did. I said what I did because, and MariChaton knows this, I felt she was extremely rude and disrespectful to me about edits she was making regarding "Prime Queen". Which you would know if you'd actually read anything being said.
I'm not going to apologise, because I feel she was (ahem) and that she did lose her (cough). Which I believe is pretty easy to read between the lines about in the conversation I was talking about. I was explaining why I do not go to her for issues, because she's the only other admin who I regularly see on the wikia. I do not think she likes me, and everything started with our initial conversation, which you can read for yourself on the page for "Prime Queen". She also edited some of her comments post-argument, making it look like I attacked her out of the blue, so while I did apologise at the time, I'm very angry she opted to change things after the disagreement.
Much obliged to you for advising me. Nonetheless, I know you are concerned and looking out for me, but please refrain from getting involved with issues that don't include you. It will just exacerbate things and will make the situation worse. Only the involved parties should discuss this issue and solve things diplomatically.
Thearomalady wrote: I'm not going to apologise, because I feel she was (ahem) and that she did lose her (cough).
I don't appreciate that selection of words you've utilized. In the event that I outraged you, what influences you to think you have the privilege to do a similar thing to me by using those hostile words against me? How do you think I would feel when saying a very offensive thing about me? indirectly swearing at a particular user does not help solve this issue and will only make the situation worse.
I have left a message on your message wall to settle this issue. I don't need both of you getting into a contention, so I will now close now this thread.
I don't think it really should be put anywhere other than maybe trivia under Marinette (and even that I'm unsure of), and when that particular episode with her hair down is released then we can put it under her appearance.
Thank you for informing me. I looked at Marinette's page and it's already listed in her trivia section. Also, KittyCatBlack17 is right, when that particular episode that features her new hairstyle, we can note that down under the episode's trivia section. Additionally, if Marinette's hairstyle plays a significant detail in the show, we will note that down over at her designs page, similarly, how Marinette's past design of hair consisting in a bun is also mentioned in that specific page.
I don't know but it could be that she dresses up as a special Chinese tradition. Whatever it is, it's going to be exciting. This also leads me to wonder, will Marinette's hair ribbons be altered if she transforms? Will Ladybug's hairstyle turn into a ponytail? I'm so excited to find out.
I really hope it's for a special tradition as well. I really do hope it plays a significant role whenever Marinettes new hairstyle is featured. As you mentioned, Ladybug's hair down could potentially develop into a ponytail, but it would also be great to leave it down, too. Regardless it would look great. It's really exciting for Ladybug to get a new hairstyle, particularly since the various Miraculous holder's hair appears to change styles, so Ladybug merits that also.
Me too. If Ladybug gets a hair upgrade like everybody else, her ribbons would make a really cute shape and would be styled around her ponytail. It would be nice to see her with long loose hair as well!
I'd love to see her with a bunch of different hairstyles across the series, like, changing her hair for a few episodes because of tradition, or having it cut off near the start of an episode and then having it grow back over the next few.
You're doing a great job replacing the images, but I wanted to note a few things about them.
First, avoid cutting off the tops of characters' heads. There should be some breathing space between the top of a character's head and the top edge of the photo (not just a few pixels' worth), or else it feels like the character is being cramped into the image. For example, this image you have as an option has the best minimum space between the top of an image and a character's head, though more space that that would be better like in this image.
On the characters, aim most often for their faces and their shoulders. It's absolutely okay to go further down their chests, like with Marinette's image, but the most important part of the image for the infoboxes is their full head, face, and shoulders.
Also, I recommend taking advantage of the Rule of Thirds, whether I'm lining a character in the center of the image or I'm lining the characters towards one horizontal side.
I hope this information helps. I'm learning to be a graphic designer, so I have built an eye for these things and wanted to give suggestions for you photos.
I apologize as this is a late reply. Thank you for messaging me your concerns. I'm actually aware of the "Rule of the thirds" technique. I always wanted to integrate that concept whenever I work with images, such as lining specific point of interest along the intersections, such as a character's eyes, or any point of interest. My cropping tool comes along with the "Rule of the thirds" grid so I usually use that. Now that you mention it, I will use it more often to improve my cropping and photography skills. especially when dealing with images for the wiki.
However, I wanted to discuss something about cropping images. As I go through my screenshots, I often find that in addition to my main subject I have included other elements in the frame that might distract the viewers or detract from the impact of the subject. These details are quite significant and can also add a sense of texture, context, and emotion to a scene. But my main priority is for viewers to focus on something specific then you might want to utilize the cropping tool to make that happen. For example, the screenshot of Marinette, I try to place her primarily in the center, as she's the main point of interest, so it would be beneficial for her to be in the center of the image. I often crop out bland details and only keep the main subject (character) in the screenshots to make the images seem more accentuated.
For example, in this photo of Sabrina, I cropped out Kim, and most parts of Chloé so Sabrina becomes the main primary subject for the viewers to notice, as you can see in this image.
On the contrary, sometimes, I have a tendency of reframing the subject on to the center of the images, I saw a few websites and provided very helpful suggestions to help me improve my cropping skills. For example, one of them included tips to reframe/change orientations of my images. I put many characters in the center of the composition, to avoid any empty space on either side of the photo. But after, I noticed that that could result in an 'awkward shot' so I decided, I don't always have to continue with that concept. I tried cropping an image and placed a character from Voltron in the center of an image, and it didn't look as compelling as I expected it to be. I then re-cropped that image and placed them to the right of the image. It made sense in context and made my image seem more impactful and interesting and that cropping technique was immensely helpful. In addition, Cropping the picture eliminated the insignificant detail on the left side but it also created a stronger overall composition by emphasizing the empty space on the left.
In addition, thank you for letting me know about the headspace issue which I seemed to ignore many times in the past. But, there are some instances where screenshots that are taken from episodes don't have any breathing space between the particular subject and the top edge of the image.
Cropping this image of Gamer which has no breathing space for his head to rest in lead his square cropped image to end up like this.
Another example would be in these images where there's limited headspace between Sabrina and the top edge of the image.
This original screenshot of Riposte doesn't include the minimum space so her Square image ended up like this. In addition, the current infobox image that is in Kagami's space has her head slightly cut off.
I understand why we need headspace image, but in my opinion, I don't think we always need it. As long as the image still looks prominent and visually appealing, it would be fine to not include the technique at all times. However, I will try my best to always add breathing space so the characters don't feel crammed in the Square images.
I tuned in to your recommendation and reframed some of these pictures and executed head space so these pictures look more normal and prominent. I truly value your suggestion and tips to enhance my trimming and photography aptitudes.
I really hope this helps, Thank you so much for giving me these really helpful tips, and I will try my best to improve in the future with my cropping techniques, especially when using "The rule of the thirds". If you have any other suggestions, feel free to let me know, I once again, appreciate it. ^^
While great in concept, 1080 pixels isn't what we should be aiming for. The minimum we need for these squares would probably be around 500px because I don't know where we would need to use 1080px square images, and a lot of the good shots of characters don't fit well within so much space. Some shots have characters too far away, so we should crop small to get them in better,
Side detail isn't bad, but I agree that it shouldn't be too distracting or too wide around the character. You definitely got the right idea there.
Overall, headspace should be the goal, however. Too much can be problematic, but without at least a small bit, it feels like the characters are literally being boxed into and constrained. For example, Riposte's image looks off because the tips of her helmet touch the edges of the image, making her feel like she's been placed in a tight-fitting frame. I don't mind cutting off arms and held objects on the edges (for example, Glaciator's image is strange because his arms are oddly positioned over his chest and covering it nearly entirely; it's okay if we cut his open arms off). I also would rather have a character's lower body cuff off than the top of their head, even when there are weird things sticking out like the Bubbler's antenna, Riposte's helmet tips, and Reflekta's hair tips.
Your new headspaces look a lot better. The Bubbler's image might have too much space, but the rest hit the right range of headspace. Fantastic job!
Thank you for redoing these images, and you're doing an excellent job choosing good images. This is a lot of work to do, and I appreciate you putting in the time and effort for going through all of these shots and characters.
I don't see anything wrong with the concept of adding images with 1080 pixels. The main reason why I wanted to aim for that was for consistency sake. When cropping images, it's fine to take them with any amount of pixels as long as the image is a square, you can then resize it to 1080 pixels. . I also disagree with taking images of characters of characters too far away (unless absolutely necessary when there are really rare shots of these characters in the scenes) so until that occurs, it's best to take images of these characters in the close range shots.
Not keeping all these square images at the same length is too confusing and is inconsistent in my opinion. If you look at Alya's infobox image, both the images are in 1080 pixels in length and when you switch over the images with the tabbers, they are the same length and it makes her infobox system seem more prominent. If it isn't the same length, then the infobox images will be asymmetrical and uneven in length. Also, another reason why I think it's significant is that if you look at the table at the Akumatized villains page, you'll notice that most (nearly all will) characters' images consist of a square. A lot of them aren't squares and makes the table seem restrained and intermittent. If you also notice, when the two images of the characters' civilian image, as well as their akumatized identity image, are in correlation at the table because their both their civilian identity and their akumatized identity image have the same length pixel wise. They look better with the same length. Quite often, if an image isn't the same length, there's a difference in size of pixels in the table, which makes the comparison seem quite awkward due to the difference in length of both images. A lot of the times, I only crop the only the horizontal sides of an image which automatically resizes the image(s) to 1080 pixels.
However, maybe I might've gone ambitious with the concept of 1080 pixels. Would you be fine with an alternative choice such as the character's images were still consistent with each other but in a smaller size? As long as the pixels size of every character square is consistent with each other, that would be greatly appreciated.
I did a bit of experimenting and here is an example where I minimized the pixel length by decreasing 1080 pixels to 600 pixels. I had a thought that the smaller pixels the images have, the lesser chance of the images stretching as well as increasing the chance of the images being of good quality. Here is an example of that concept on both of Alya's images.
The same image of Alya but with 600px
The same image of Lady Wifi but with 600px
The reason why I gave too much headspace for Bubbler was to make sure his bubbler wand and the tank behind his back fit in the image. I tried minimizing the headspace but that resulted in both features being cut off which made then made the shot look uncoordinated and strange. If I went with cropping off those aforementioned features, I knew that would be aberrant from your standards and you would become unsatisfied or frustrated. By the way, you don't seem to have a problem with Chloé current infobox image featuring too much headspace, do you? I think my Bubbler's image features a similar amount of headspace that Chloé's current infobox image has, and that's fine and isn't problematic.
As for Glaciator's inbox image, I really don't have a problem with it, nor does it look strange to me. To me, it doesn't matter that his hands are covering his chest, and I think it's fine. Maybe, I could have given a bit more headspace for Glaciator, but apart from that, it's okay looking. I did tune into your suggestion and reframed his akumatized infobox image by cutting off his arms. Your suggestions do work as the image features his body but with his arms cut off, the shot looked awkward and subdued to me. By including his chest and cutting off his arms, was this what you were referring to, earlier? If so, your suggestion works but I'm against with the idea of cutting off his arms. If you're still entitled to use this image though, feel free to suggest your option over at the infobox image voting system. It will later be featured at a thread where users will be able to vote for the image if they prefer it over the current one.
Here is a preview.
With Riposte's current infobox image, I didn't voluntarily cut off the top edges of the tips of her helmet, and I agree, it does look rather strange to me. The original screenshot didn't include that. I've watched Riposte frame by frame and screenshot every image of Riposte that was available. Unfortunately, there isn't a variety of screenshots to choose from to implement as her infobox image as most of them only feature her head but with the tips of her mask cut off. There is still this one that another user suggested to me quite a while ago (Option 1). I also found another one that featured Riposte (Option 2) that I think would be a good option too. This would make a great option as a replacement as well.
As long as an image succeeds what we consider a minimum square size (for example, 250px by 250px based on the infoboxes or a little higher like 300px), I don't think there would be an obvious difference.
We can have a second level of consistent sizes, but after so much work getting a lot of 1080px images that work, I feel it's okay if they're not consistent. As long as we aim that all square images are over a minimum size, any square image will work fine, but I know that's a different thought on the matter than your legitimate point in standardizing all the sizes. We can ask some other editors what their opinion is on this.
With Glaciator, we may just need to keep looking for another pose if you feel cutting the arms off like that image doesn't work. I just find the placement of the hands in the current image odd, as they don't appear like arms to me anymore.
Riposte's current image works if we can make it a bit bigger/smaller and give even just the tiniest space around her spikes. I also really like Option #2. I'm open to either modifying the original or replacing it with Option #2.
Let it go, Yuma. We'll get an official confirmation for Season 3 when it's time, and Thomas and other crew members don't often know when a season will officially come out. Not only that, but the date does tend to get pushed back in all countries, as seen with Season 2, so it's okay that we don't know a specific date because nothing is in stone yet. :)
Thank you for informing me and for keeping me up to date with the information. It is quite disappointing that we currently don't have an exact air date for episode 11. However, with the time the creators are delaying the episodes for production, implies that they're doing their very best that the episodes are spectacular and finalized in terms of animation and with the voice actors recording their lines. Hopefully, the next episode, when it airs, will be great in story-wise, as well as animation wise. :D
I got to ask, what was wrong with my triva point considering, that it was accurate, that when Trixx was revealed, he was orginally listed as a girl on this very site and through out fan sources and spoilers a majority also thought he was a she?
Is it just because I mentioned it before it aired in America, because who knows when that will be. Honestly, I just want to know your reasoning because when try to contribute to this and other wikias most of the time people delete or change what I have written.
Hi. Thank you for contacting me and for explaining your concerns. When I or wiki users, especially the staff revert or change your edit, I promise, we have nothing against you. It's just that the staff want to ensure sure this wiki is a safe, reliable, place for fans to find information from. so you will sometimes, might expect edits or alterations will be made. I do apologize for not adding a summary to the edit when to why I removed your modification to Trixx's page.
If you don't mind me asking, where was Trixx being a female confirmed? According to my knowledge, it was fans who made head cannons associating his gender to be female. Trixx's original gender was never explicitly stated or implied by the creators anywhere, was it? He was depicted as female by the majority of the fans but I don't recall the creators confirming this. Unless you have a source, we can't state he was ever a female. There is a chance that the English dub will use a female voice actor and will decide to give him female pronouns, and if they come across to doing that, we'll leave a note to indicate that Trixx has two different pronouns for two different dubs. But in the meantime, we'll have to assume his gender was always left anonymous until we find a source indicating that he was a female before and the creators decided to change their preferred gender pronoun.
I thought it was confirmed, the revealer of Trixx saying that "she's done" when posting the picture of the clock telling me it was a girl. Trixx has always been a kwami with male pronouns, but information mistaken for confirmation suggested otherwise. I take full responsibility for the inaccuracy, and because it was never accurate to begin with, it's not worth noting on Trixx's page.
Are you referring to this post Kenya made a while ago? Sometimes, the word "she" can be used as a pronoun referring to inanimate objects. So she could have been indicating that she was finished with her clock, not the kwami itself. However, she did zoom into Trixx and call "her" cute so that is slightly confusing. However, whilst Kenya is an amazing artist, she isn't exactly staff of Zag, is she? Official staff like Ferisae might have insider information but artists like Kenya might not. If Kenya is just a fan like us, there is a chance that she and made headcanons of Trixx being a female without evidence. Similarly, like how you guessed Trixx's pronouns without official evidence first. The gender pronouns mistake for Trixx was inevitable so I can understand how the mistake started off.
MariChatón218 wrote: Are you referring to this post Kenya made a while ago? Sometimes, the word "she" can be used as a pronoun referring to inanimate objects. So she could have been indicating that she was finished with her clock, not the kwami itself. However, she did zoom into Trixx and call "her" cute so that is slightly confusing. However, whilst Kenya is an amazing artist, she isn't exactly staff of Zag, is she? Official staff like Ferisae might have insider information but artists like Kenya might not. If Kenya is just a fan like us, there is a chance that she and made headcanons of Trixx being a female without evidence. Similarly, like how you guessed Trixx's pronouns without official evidence first. The gender pronouns mistake for Trixx was inevitable so I can understand how the mistake started off.
I privately messaged her, and when I asked her what Trixx's gender was, she said "it's safe to say it's a she" so that was the second part of where I thought I got strong confirmation from. I don't know if she lied or didn't know, but I don't blame her for the mess-up. She isn't a rep for ZAG, so it's all on me, and anyone can say the mess-up was possible by appearances alone.
(Also, looking back, she doesn't like being mentioned or referenced here because she isn't a ZAG crew member, so if we can remove those mentions ASAP, I'm sure she would appreciate it. It's not her fault.)
Thank you for answering my questions. I believed when this site and youtube videoes of comic con spoilers were posted online, despite my best attempt to not learn anything, heard that Trixx was said to be female. I'm glad that is cleared up and I hope in the future to make good edits to this website
It's all good. A lot of people were confused by Trixx's design meaning he was a female, me included, but it worked out in a way by surprising a lot of people. I appreciate you adding the information because you had the right intentions, even if it ended up not being needed on the page. :)