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 Author: jaredwebb1999 View Messages Posted By jaredwebb1999
 Posted: May 25, 2022 07:34
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jaredwebb1999 (215)

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Hi all,
I was just wondering how do I go about changing, updating the Bricklink catalog
pictures? Some of the entries, such as the minifigures are not incorrect but
have very poor pictures assigned to the entries. Is this a role only for admins,
because I am interested in helping?
Regards,
Jared
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
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In Catalog, jaredwebb1999 writes:
  Hi all,
I was just wondering how do I go about changing, updating the Bricklink catalog
pictures? Some of the entries, such as the minifigures are not incorrect but
have very poor pictures assigned to the entries. Is this a role only for admins,
because I am interested in helping?
Regards,
Jared

You can add minifigure images here:

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogImageAdd.page?itemType=M

Bear in mind images need to be quite small to be accepted. This can often make
a nice and clear high res picture significantly less clear once resized.
 Author: axaday View Messages Posted By axaday
 Posted: May 25, 2022 09:19
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In Catalog, yorbrick writes:
  In Catalog, jaredwebb1999 writes:
  Hi all,
I was just wondering how do I go about changing, updating the Bricklink catalog
pictures? Some of the entries, such as the minifigures are not incorrect but
have very poor pictures assigned to the entries. Is this a role only for admins,
because I am interested in helping?
Regards,
Jared

You can add minifigure images here:

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogImageAdd.page?itemType=M

Bear in mind images need to be quite small to be accepted. This can often make
a nice and clear high res picture significantly less clear once resized.

Crop/Resize to 600 x 800. Straight, front view with white background is preferred.
Inset showing reverse faces is appreciated.
 Author: Nubs_Select View Messages Posted By Nubs_Select
 Posted: May 25, 2022 11:51
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Just curious what camera you use as if I remember correctly your photos are some
of the best ones on bricklink. Currently I use a iPhone XR so it’s not the best
image quality and as of lately I don’t want to replace images for most parts
since it won’t help that much.
 Author: axaday View Messages Posted By axaday
 Posted: May 25, 2022 12:33
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In Catalog, Nubs_Select writes:
  Just curious what camera you use as if I remember correctly your photos are some
of the best ones on bricklink. Currently I use a iPhone XR so it’s not the best
image quality and as of lately I don’t want to replace images for most parts
since it won’t help that much.

I have a Nikon 3300 now, but I used to use an iPhone XR. An iPhone XR can take
a pretty good picture. Someone might eventually replace your picture, but if
you can put one in that is better than the current one, they will be glad to
have it. A lot of my XR pics are still showing.
 Author: Nubs_Select View Messages Posted By Nubs_Select
 Posted: May 25, 2022 13:58
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Thanks for the response! Sounds like it's probably just that I don't
know enough about cameras to take the best photos Hopefully tho ill be getting
a new phone once I stop spending all the money I have on things for my collection
and save up enough for one that has a better camera for taking photos of smaller
parts even when I'm not an expert on using it.
 Author: jaredwebb1999 View Messages Posted By jaredwebb1999
 Posted: May 25, 2022 09:48
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Okay thanks for that help
Are there any rules I need to follow? I dont want to be banned for uploading
poor photos or anything. I presume there is a moderation process?
regards,
Jared
 Author: Nubs_Select View Messages Posted By Nubs_Select
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Just some general rules such as don’t take photos of something if it not included
in the listing for example don’t add an accessory to a minifigure and the like.
I don’t think you can get banned by uploading poor quality photos. The only things
I can think of that might get you spam fake requests or something
But they have a better rules explication here
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=87
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
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In Catalog, jaredwebb1999 writes:
  Okay thanks for that help
Are there any rules I need to follow? I dont want to be banned for uploading
poor photos or anything. I presume there is a moderation process?
regards,
Jared

I don't think they'll ban you for helping out, even if you mess up. Upload
a few first and see if they are accepted before doing more. If you want you could
even put a photo here first and ask how to improve it.
 Author: axaday View Messages Posted By axaday
 Posted: May 25, 2022 12:36
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In Catalog, jaredwebb1999 writes:
  Okay thanks for that help
Are there any rules I need to follow? I dont want to be banned for uploading
poor photos or anything. I presume there is a moderation process?
regards,
Jared

Banning absolutely won’t happen. The guys that approve pics are nice people and
the worst thing that can happen is that they reject the picture. But if you think
your pic is better than the current pic, they most likely will think so too.

For a while I thought it was great to put them in fun poses, but I found out
they don’t prefer that. It is best just to get a good straight front view. I
don’t know what equipment you have for shooting and editing, but you don’t have
to have fancy stuff. I started without it and slowly built up better stuff because
I liked doing it and I wanted to make pictures that no one will feel the need
to replace later.
 Author: jennnifer View Messages Posted By jennnifer
 Posted: May 25, 2022 12:40
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In Catalog, jaredwebb1999 writes:
  Okay thanks for that help
Are there any rules I need to follow? I dont want to be banned for uploading
poor photos or anything. I presume there is a moderation process?
regards,
Jared

Ha, ha, ha if we banned people for bad photographs, who would we have left!


There is no need to stress about this. The admins are really nice and will contact
you if there is anything that you need to do differently. Check in the Help pages
for specifics about uploading. There are also a lot of unwritten rules that we
contributors try and follow.

White backgrounds. This is absolute. Backgrounds distract from identification,
especially when scrolling through lists of images.

As axaday mentioned, minifigs should face front if at all possible. Use insets
to show other relevant details.

Crop very closely, much closer than you would for normal use. Our thumbnails
are created directly from our large images, so the more space you leave around
the image, the less detail we get in the thumbnails.

When submitting images for parts, take a peek at the existing set of color images.
From any catalog detail page, use the little scroll bar on the left side of the
main image until you see the link for Color Images. If all the images on that
page are positioned a certain way, then you should attempt to make your image
align with them.

We can use any images from LEGO. Their part renders really need to be edited
for color, but other than that, they are good. Don't use images from other
sources like youtube.

We are always happy to help out in the Forum, so if you have any questions, ask
away!

Jen
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In Catalog, jennnifer writes:
  In Catalog, jaredwebb1999 writes:
  Okay thanks for that help
Are there any rules I need to follow? I dont want to be banned for uploading
poor photos or anything. I presume there is a moderation process?
regards,
Jared

Ha, ha, ha if we banned people for bad photographs, who would we have left!


There is no need to stress about this. The admins are really nice and will contact
you if there is anything that you need to do differently. Check in the Help pages
for specifics about uploading. There are also a lot of unwritten rules that we
contributors try and follow.

White backgrounds. This is absolute. Backgrounds distract from identification,
especially when scrolling through lists of images.

As axaday mentioned, minifigs should face front if at all possible. Use insets
to show other relevant details.

Crop very closely, much closer than you would for normal use. Our thumbnails
are created directly from our large images, so the more space you leave around
the image, the less detail we get in the thumbnails.

When submitting images for parts, take a peek at the existing set of color images.
From any catalog detail page, use the little scroll bar on the left side of the
main image until you see the link for Color Images. If all the images on that
page are positioned a certain way, then you should attempt to make your image
align with them.

We can use any images from LEGO. Their part renders really need to be edited
for color, but other than that, they are good. Don't use images from other
sources like youtube.

We are always happy to help out in the Forum, so if you have any questions, ask
away!

Jen

Okay, thank you so much for your help! Iv'e submitted one picture so we will
see how it goes! How long does it ususally take for your picture to be approved/
denied?
regards,
Jared
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In Catalog, jaredwebb1999 writes:
  In Catalog, jennnifer writes:
  In Catalog, jaredwebb1999 writes:
  Okay thanks for that help
Are there any rules I need to follow? I dont want to be banned for uploading
poor photos or anything. I presume there is a moderation process?
regards,
Jared

Ha, ha, ha if we banned people for bad photographs, who would we have left!


There is no need to stress about this. The admins are really nice and will contact
you if there is anything that you need to do differently. Check in the Help pages
for specifics about uploading. There are also a lot of unwritten rules that we
contributors try and follow.

White backgrounds. This is absolute. Backgrounds distract from identification,
especially when scrolling through lists of images.

As axaday mentioned, minifigs should face front if at all possible. Use insets
to show other relevant details.

Crop very closely, much closer than you would for normal use. Our thumbnails
are created directly from our large images, so the more space you leave around
the image, the less detail we get in the thumbnails.

When submitting images for parts, take a peek at the existing set of color images.
From any catalog detail page, use the little scroll bar on the left side of the
main image until you see the link for Color Images. If all the images on that
page are positioned a certain way, then you should attempt to make your image
align with them.

We can use any images from LEGO. Their part renders really need to be edited
for color, but other than that, they are good. Don't use images from other
sources like youtube.

We are always happy to help out in the Forum, so if you have any questions, ask
away!

Jen

Okay, thank you so much for your help! Iv'e submitted one picture so we will
see how it goes! How long does it ususally take for your picture to be approved/
denied?
regards,
Jared

Apparently, not long...

Check on the main catalog page: What's New: Images to see when yours have
been approved. Replacement images sometimes need a hard refresh to show up.

Jen
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In Catalog, jennnifer writes:
  In Catalog, jaredwebb1999 writes:
  In Catalog, jennnifer writes:
  In Catalog, jaredwebb1999 writes:
  Okay thanks for that help
Are there any rules I need to follow? I dont want to be banned for uploading
poor photos or anything. I presume there is a moderation process?
regards,
Jared

Ha, ha, ha if we banned people for bad photographs, who would we have left!


There is no need to stress about this. The admins are really nice and will contact
you if there is anything that you need to do differently. Check in the Help pages
for specifics about uploading. There are also a lot of unwritten rules that we
contributors try and follow.

White backgrounds. This is absolute. Backgrounds distract from identification,
especially when scrolling through lists of images.

As axaday mentioned, minifigs should face front if at all possible. Use insets
to show other relevant details.

Crop very closely, much closer than you would for normal use. Our thumbnails
are created directly from our large images, so the more space you leave around
the image, the less detail we get in the thumbnails.

When submitting images for parts, take a peek at the existing set of color images.
From any catalog detail page, use the little scroll bar on the left side of the
main image until you see the link for Color Images. If all the images on that
page are positioned a certain way, then you should attempt to make your image
align with them.

We can use any images from LEGO. Their part renders really need to be edited
for color, but other than that, they are good. Don't use images from other
sources like youtube.

We are always happy to help out in the Forum, so if you have any questions, ask
away!

Jen

Okay, thank you so much for your help! Iv'e submitted one picture so we will
see how it goes! How long does it ususally take for your picture to be approved/
denied?
regards,
Jared

Apparently, not long...

Check on the main catalog page: What's New: Images to see when yours have
been approved. Replacement images sometimes need a hard refresh to show up.

Jen

Thank you! I've just seen my picture has been accepted! I'm just wondering
why its only been accepted as the 'large image' rather than the 'small/normal
image' too. Maybe it just hasn't refreshed? I'm not complaining just
trying to work my way into this! Thanks for the help
regards,
Jared
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 Posted: May 25, 2022 14:17
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In Catalog, jaredwebb1999 writes:
  In Catalog, jennnifer writes:
  In Catalog, jaredwebb1999 writes:
  In Catalog, jennnifer writes:
  In Catalog, jaredwebb1999 writes:
  Okay thanks for that help
Are there any rules I need to follow? I dont want to be banned for uploading
poor photos or anything. I presume there is a moderation process?
regards,
Jared

Ha, ha, ha if we banned people for bad photographs, who would we have left!


There is no need to stress about this. The admins are really nice and will contact
you if there is anything that you need to do differently. Check in the Help pages
for specifics about uploading. There are also a lot of unwritten rules that we
contributors try and follow.

White backgrounds. This is absolute. Backgrounds distract from identification,
especially when scrolling through lists of images.

As axaday mentioned, minifigs should face front if at all possible. Use insets
to show other relevant details.

Crop very closely, much closer than you would for normal use. Our thumbnails
are created directly from our large images, so the more space you leave around
the image, the less detail we get in the thumbnails.

When submitting images for parts, take a peek at the existing set of color images.
From any catalog detail page, use the little scroll bar on the left side of the
main image until you see the link for Color Images. If all the images on that
page are positioned a certain way, then you should attempt to make your image
align with them.

We can use any images from LEGO. Their part renders really need to be edited
for color, but other than that, they are good. Don't use images from other
sources like youtube.

We are always happy to help out in the Forum, so if you have any questions, ask
away!

Jen

Okay, thank you so much for your help! Iv'e submitted one picture so we will
see how it goes! How long does it ususally take for your picture to be approved/
denied?
regards,
Jared

Apparently, not long...

Check on the main catalog page: What's New: Images to see when yours have
been approved. Replacement images sometimes need a hard refresh to show up.

Jen

Thank you! I've just seen my picture has been accepted! I'm just wondering
why its only been accepted as the 'large image' rather than the 'small/normal
image' too. Maybe it just hasn't refreshed? I'm not complaining just
trying to work my way into this! Thanks for the help
regards,
Jared

 
Minifig No: pm007  Name: Power Miner - Brains
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pm007 (Inv) Power Miner - Brains
Minifigures: Power Miners

It looks like the new one to me...

The thumbnail image is generated automatically if your image is approved for
the main image. The older image is often retained as an Additional Image.

Just a small note: your image isn't entirely in focus. Or its quality was
degraded when it was resized. You might want to look into that. It's a good
start though!

Jen
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In Catalog, jennnifer writes:
  In Catalog, jaredwebb1999 writes:
  In Catalog, jennnifer writes:
  In Catalog, jaredwebb1999 writes:
  In Catalog, jennnifer writes:
  In Catalog, jaredwebb1999 writes:
  Okay thanks for that help
Are there any rules I need to follow? I dont want to be banned for uploading
poor photos or anything. I presume there is a moderation process?
regards,
Jared

Ha, ha, ha if we banned people for bad photographs, who would we have left!


There is no need to stress about this. The admins are really nice and will contact
you if there is anything that you need to do differently. Check in the Help pages
for specifics about uploading. There are also a lot of unwritten rules that we
contributors try and follow.

White backgrounds. This is absolute. Backgrounds distract from identification,
especially when scrolling through lists of images.

As axaday mentioned, minifigs should face front if at all possible. Use insets
to show other relevant details.

Crop very closely, much closer than you would for normal use. Our thumbnails
are created directly from our large images, so the more space you leave around
the image, the less detail we get in the thumbnails.

When submitting images for parts, take a peek at the existing set of color images.
From any catalog detail page, use the little scroll bar on the left side of the
main image until you see the link for Color Images. If all the images on that
page are positioned a certain way, then you should attempt to make your image
align with them.

We can use any images from LEGO. Their part renders really need to be edited
for color, but other than that, they are good. Don't use images from other
sources like youtube.

We are always happy to help out in the Forum, so if you have any questions, ask
away!

Jen

Okay, thank you so much for your help! Iv'e submitted one picture so we will
see how it goes! How long does it ususally take for your picture to be approved/
denied?
regards,
Jared

Apparently, not long...

Check on the main catalog page: What's New: Images to see when yours have
been approved. Replacement images sometimes need a hard refresh to show up.

Jen

Thank you! I've just seen my picture has been accepted! I'm just wondering
why its only been accepted as the 'large image' rather than the 'small/normal
image' too. Maybe it just hasn't refreshed? I'm not complaining just
trying to work my way into this! Thanks for the help
regards,
Jared

 
Minifig No: pm007  Name: Power Miner - Brains
* 
pm007 (Inv) Power Miner - Brains
Minifigures: Power Miners

It looks like the new one to me...

The thumbnail image is generated automatically if your image is approved for
the main image. The older image is often retained as an Additional Image.

Just a small note: your image isn't entirely in focus. Or its quality was
degraded when it was resized. You might want to look into that. It's a good
start though!

Jen

Sure! Yes I'll make sure any future images are even better quality. Thanks
for all the help!
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In Catalog, jaredwebb1999 writes:

  Thank you! I've just seen my picture has been accepted! I'm just wondering
why its only been accepted as the 'large image' rather than the 'small/normal
image' too. Maybe it just hasn't refreshed? I'm not complaining just
trying to work my way into this! Thanks for the help
regards,
Jared

When an image is replaced on BrickLink, it often takes several minutes and a
hard refresh to get the new thumbnail to appear on some pages. It's a well-known
quirk of an older system.

Back when our image system was implemented, thumbnail images were considered
a luxury. That's why you will see on some pages the option to turn images
off.