40k Wiki
Tick green.png This page is an official policy on the 40k Wiki. It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that all users should follow. When editing this page, please ensure that your revision reflects consensus. When in doubt, discuss first on the talk page.

To upload a picture, simply click the Add a Photo button on the right hand side. Once at the upload page, use the "browse" button and select your file. Type in what you want to call the picture. For example "Emperor.jpg" Fill in the licensing and the source information and press upload.

Sourcing your images

The 40k Wiki strives to be the most accurate 40k resource in existence, and to achieve this we have to say where we get our information from. This applies to images as well. When uploading an image, please be sure to tell us where you found it in the "Summary" section of the upload page.

Remember to be critical of your sources. We generally only want pictures from official Warhammer 40,000 sources, not from places such as Google. Do not upload fan art or fanon unless it is only for use on a userpage.

Duplicate images

Please make sure that you aren't uploading a duplicate image! There is no point having two identical pictures uploaded. An easy way to check if the image you want to upload already exists on Wookieepedia is to go to the article about whatever you're uploading. For example, if you were to upload a picture of Rogal Dorn, you would go to the Rogal Dorn article to check if the picture hasn't been uploaded already.

Official Artwork

The use of Official Artwork is one of the more strictly enforced policies. Official artwork is copyrighted. This art is not public domain. The artwork belongs not only to the artist but also to Games Workshop.

To avoid breaching Wikia policy and causing disputes with copyright there are a few conditions to consider before uploading official artwork.

  • Only upload, if the image improves the quality and clarity of the article.
  • Be sure you know what the artwork shows.
  • Most importantly, in the image description you must credit the artist. If you do not know the artist do not upload the artwork.

Finding the artist of a piece of work can usually be achieved with a quick google search. If not ask more experienced editors who may know the artist.