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Is there any way to write the wiki code so that a full image can be used in an infobox, but only part of the image gets displayed, like the "headshot"? For example: Zaynescoundrel.jpg (headshot) and Zaynescoundrelfull.jpg (full image). Is there a way, to make it so you could put the full image as the image in the infobox coding, but have it so only the headshot portion (as shown in Zaynescoundrel.jpg) get's displayed. And if the person clicks on the displayed headshot, it will take them to the image file showing the full image. I hope I'm making myself clear and just wondering if this is possible. - JMAS 01:18, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

  • I know what you're saying. We've talked about this in IRC before; we'd love to see it happen, but I don't know if it is technically possible. -- Ozzel 02:05, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
    • It is technically possible, we'd just need to write up some code. We use the same sort of thing for the era template, where images link to articles. We'd just need the same sort of thing to point to full images instead, and of course we'd need to place some sort of template on the image. I just don't know if it's worth it or not. —Jaymach Ral'Tir (talk) 02:26, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
      • Of course the other solution being to simply crop out the "rest" of the image to be used in an infobox before uploading it, leaving only a headshot to post to the server. Saves time and pain that way. If the character is important enough to warrant extra pictures, then make one a full body shot.--Goodwood 23:47, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
        • That's generally what's been done. It takes away the "cool" effect of clicking the image and getting a full body shot. Either is fine to me. This idea seems very similar to the image tagging (gallery) thing they were recently doing here. I think that's been deactivited due to some complications. -Fnlayson 04:14, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
          • Granted, it may look cool when used, but if the code is too complicated to generate or incorporate into an article, then the net worth is somewhat negated, wouldn't you say? Take characters from the KotOR games for examope - many of them have portraits that are bigger then their articles, leaving a big ugly white space below the entry and parallel to the infobox. That could be easily remedied by making it policy to use headshots only for infobox images - provided it becomes inadvisable to use the code trick being mentioned. Just a thought.--Goodwood 10:19, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
            • Since no one seems to be answering the Wookieepedia:Image requests page, let me bring to your attention the image issue on the Tigris article. The current image File:Tigris1319.JPG is a full body one and it seems to steal the whole page from the text and it looks pretty disturbing. I suggest that someone look into that issue and thrimb town the image to a headshot scan. I think that articles on humanoid characters should try to have a headshot. Articles on aliens should be "what fits best". What do you think? Hope that I am not trying to hijack the discussion. By the way if anyone has a copy of The Essential Guide to Planets and Moons, please upload an image of Yavin 8 which can be found on page 196. MyNz 11:01, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
            • A head shot only policy could probably be done for humans and near-humans. But it's been voted down for across the board use, since a head shot does not show enough of non-humans to get a sense of them. -Fnlayson 18:14, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Just as an FYI, on the original subject, I passed on this topic to Johnq. He's going to pass this on to wikia's technical guru's and see if this is something feasible to do. We'll see. Until this gets determined whether it can be done or not, in the instances like with the two Zayne Carrick images linked to in my original post, I hope that solution works to not get the full body shot image deleted since it isn't used in any article. But I did put a {{notorphan}} tag on the full body shot and linked to it in the headshot infobox. - JMAS 12:11, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

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