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(current: Gallery guidelines?)

Say there is artwork on a page. Too much artwork. What do you do, then? Make a gallery subpage, of course. Such gallery subpages generally come in several flavors: cover galleries, character galleries, and location galleries. Cover galleries should be created if a book has more than one cover; character galleries -- if a character has more than four images (usually; if you're unsure, check with a Keeper); location galleries -- if there's no good way to insert all images into the page. This page is here to teach you how to do all of those.

This page concerns only the general creation of gallery subpages; for a minutiae of galleries, see Help:Images#Galleries. Also, keep in mind, those aren't be-all and end-all rules. The following outlines how things should generally be done, but if you feel like something is weird, or have an odd edge case, don't hesitate to bring it up, or modify the subpage (within reason).

Cover galleries[edit]

A book's cover gallery should be linked on the its main page, near the bottom (there is no set place for them, but they will generally be above the "See also" and "Statistical analysis" sections, but underneath "Summary"). Link it like this:

== Cover Gallery ==
{{for|/Covers|a cover gallery of BOOK}}

where BOOK is the full name of whatever book you're working on. Once you save the file, you should see a red link saying "/Covers". Click that to open the subpage, then copy and paste the basic template for all cover galleries:


This is a gallery for all known covers for ''[[BOOK]]''. For more information about each cover, including other editions and translations using the same art, check each file's individual page. 

<gallery widths=3000px heights=400px mode="packed">
FileName.extension | <center><small>Country</small></center> (Publisher)

[[Category:Cover Galleries]]

SERIES should be replaced with the series code from {{CoverToC}}; this will produce a navigation bar with all the books in the series this one belongs to, letting the reader quickly browse all of them. For standalone titles, you can delete this row.

In-between the gallery tags, put each cover in its own row. The US covers always come first; typically, the UK covers are next, followed by other countries, unsorted (feel free to order them by how much you like them). If one country has multiple covers, they should be next to each other, in chronological order. For publishers in countries that do not use Latin alphabet, copy their original name, then add / and follow with English translation or transliteration (for example, "প্রতিচ্ছবি প্রকাশনী / Protichhobi Prokashoni", or "重庆出版社 / Chongqing Publishing House").

On uploading covers[edit]

Covers are uploaded the same way regular artwork is, via Special:Upload. In the summary box, copy the {{Cover}} template and fill in the blanks (you do not have to fill in all the blanks; refer to the template page for in-depth breakdown). It's best that the file be named BOOK COUNTRY cover.extension; for example, "RoW BG cover.jpg" for the Bulgarian cover of Rhythm of War. If there are multiple types of covers from one country, call the file BOOK COUNTRY TYPE cover.extension, for example "WoR HU Part 1 cover.jpg".

If you have a separate image of the cover artwork (i.e. the cover without the text), upload it as a regular image using {{art}} template, with |type={{cat tag|Books|Book}} cover and |official=y parameters. This will ensure that the image is properly categorized on the wiki. Do not put this image in the cover gallery; rather, link to it in the cover file, using the |artwork parameter in the {{Cover}} infobox. The best way to name the cover art is to append "art" to the name of the cover file; for example "RoW BG cover art.jpg" for "RoW BG cover.jpg".

Good examples[edit]

If you're unsure of what a gallery should look like, refer to any page in Category:Cover Galleries. In particular, those should be helpful:

Character galleries[edit]

A gallery subpage must be linked on the character's page, at the top of the Appearance and Personality section; or, if the section is split in two, on top of the Appearance subsection. Such link should look like this:

{{for|/Gallery|more images}}

Once you follow the "/Gallery" redlink, insert the following template into the page:

== Official artwork ==
<gallery mode="packed" heights=150px caption="Official artwork">
FileName.extension | <center><small>by {{a|ARTIST}}</small></center> Description, SOURCE

== Portraits ==
<gallery mode="packed" heights=150px caption="Portraits">
FileName.extension | <center><small>by {{a|ARTIST}}</small></center> Description

== Scenes ==
<gallery mode="packed" heights=200px caption="Scenes">
FileName.extension | <center><small>by {{a|ARTIST}}</small></center> Description

[[Category:Gallery Subpages]]

Official artwork[edit]

The Official artwork category should contain all of the character's appearances on book covers, interior art, board game artwork and anything else that has the official stamp of approval from Dragonsteel Entertainment. In case of book covers, if you have both a cover and its cover art, put only the art in the gallery.

SOURCE should be where the artwork can be found in published materials. If there are many pieces of art from the same source or source type (for example, many covers featuring the character, or multiple Call to Adventure cards), create a second gallery in the same section, with the caption parameter naming the source.


Fanworks are divided into Portraits and Scenes. "Scenes" are moments depicting scenes from the books; "Portraits" is everything else. Scenes should always have a description, but Portraits do not have to; do not put "character name" or "Portrait" as the description. If there's nothing to say, don't say it.

If there are very few images of a character, merge the Portraits and Scenes sections into a single "Fanart" one. What constitues "few" is really your judgement call to make; if you feel like the division looks silly, or there's only one scene or portrait, it's time to merge.

Spren galleries[edit]

Spren present an additional complication in that they have several forms: the one they take in the Physical Realm, the one they take in Shadesmar, and when they're a Shardblade. If that case, you can still put official art in Official Artwork (though if there are too many depictions of the spren, you can divide it into two galleries - one for spren form, one for Shardblade form). For fanart, replace Portraits and Scenes with "As a spren" and "As a Shardblade" sections, and sort the images accordingly.

On artist attribution[edit]

You must always credit the artist of any piece of art you're adding to a character gallery. The only exception to this are book covers and other official material where you cannot find the artist; in case of fanart, however, if you do not know who did it, then you likely don't have the permission to use it, in which case it shouldn't be on the Coppermind in the first place.

When crediting the artist, one of three situations will occur:

  • The artist has their page in the Coppermind:Artists namespace (for example, Coppermind:Artists/Shuravf). In this case, link to it using the {{a}} template (ex. {{a|Shuravf}})
  • The artist has their page in the main namespace (for example, Isaac Stewart); we're trying to parse this out, but it can still happen. Link them as you would a regular page.
  • The artist does not have a Coppermind page (for example, Adam J. Marin); this typically happens for cover artists and Call to Adventure: The Stormlight Archive artists. If this is an official artist, you do not have to add a link; if this is a fanartist who doesn't have their page for whatever reason, link the name to the social media profile the image came from, then let a Keeper know that we're missing an artist page.

Good examples[edit]

If the above goes over your head, don't worry; this really comes with practice. You can always check these pages:

Location galleries[edit]

Location galleries will be fewer (people generally prefer to draw characters), but if there's enough images that you can't reasonably fit them on the page, it might be time for a gallery. Link it with the {{for}} template as you would for characters, on top of the section concerning the place's appearance or layout. The page itself will look like this:

== Maps ==
<gallery mode=packed heights=200px caption="Maps">
FileName.extension | <center><small>by {{a|Artist}}</small></center> Description

== Scenery ==
<gallery mode=packed heights=200px caption="Official artwork">
FileName.extension | <center><small>by {{a|Artist}}</small></center> Description, from SOURCE

<gallery mode=packed heights=200px caption="Fanworks">
FileName.extension | <center><small>by {{a|Artist}}</small></center> Description

[[Category:Gallery Subpages]]

If there is no artwork in either of these categories, feel free to drop it. For Maps, sort them from the most general to most specific (feel free to drop the map of the whole planet, though). For Scenery, only add images where the scenery is a major part of the piece; Shallan walking on a piece of yellow ground should not go into the gallery of Shattered Plains artwork, for example. If you have to peer under the character's armpits and squint your eyes to catch a glimpse of the scenery, it also shouldn't be there. If there are multiple pieces showing the same aspect of the place, try grouping them together.

If you're unsure of what a good location gallery looks like, check: