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Use the form below to upload files. Please make sure to carefully read and understand the following guidelines before uploading your files.
To view or search previously uploaded files go to the list of uploaded files, deletions in the deletion log.

Allowed file types

Pictures:

  • Maximum file size: 4 MB
  • Accepted formats: .jpg or .jpeg (preferred formats), .png, .gif (non-animated)
  • Accepted ratios: New pictures uploaded with ratios other than those listed here will be deleted.
    • 3:2: standard ratio for pictures taken with APS-C sized and full-frame DSLR cameras
    • 4:3: standard ratio for pictures taken with non-DSLR cameras (Common resolutions include: 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, etc.)
    • 16:9: "widescreen", standard ratio for HD video (Common resolutions include: 1280x720, 1920x1080, etc.)

Videos: (Coming Soon)

  • Maximum file size: 25 MB (50 MB for HD clips)
  • Maximum length: 2 minutes
  • Accepted formats: .flv (preferred format), .mp4
  • Accepted resolutions: 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p, 1080p
  • Accepted ratios: 4:3 and 16:9 (4:3 only for 240p and 360p resolutions)

Documents: (Coming Soon)

  • Maximum file size: 4 MB
  • Accepted formats: .pdf (preferred format), .doc and .docx, .ppt and .pptx, .xls and .xlsx

Filenames

The title you give to the files you upload is like the title you give to an article you create. Please use clear titles describing what the picture is about. Use of underscores, hyphens, DSC_, IMG_, names, excessive punctuation, numbers (including the picture date) is prohibited. Files violating this rule WILL be deleted.

Examples of good file names:

  • RTL 21077 near Terminus Panama.jpg
  • STM 22-203.png
  • Novabus.jpg
  • Terminus Longueuil at Night.png

Examples of bad file names:

  • Image01.png
  • John_RTL21077.jpg
  • DSC00001.JPG
  • 30996951316264l.jpg
  • STL_9204_20110201_202020293.JPG
  • RTL-21077-111112.jpg
  • Terminus-Longueuil-at-night.png

Summary

Use the summary box to give more information about the file that are not included in the title. It should not contain copyright information or informations about it's owner.

Origin

UPDATED 2012-04-24 PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Before clicking on the upload button, please select a file origin from the drop-down menu. This step is essential to make sure the file you wish to upload is eligible for TransitfanWiki file upload system.

Once you select an origin, a box will appear under the drop-down menu telling you wether or not you file can be uploaded. Should you need to add additional information in the 'upload summary' box please do so immediately before uploading the file. Files without specified origins are subject to deletion without prior notice

Using someone else's work

You can use others work provided you have the written authorization of the author. You should not however modify any part of the file or add any copyright or "used with permission" watermark.

Pictures uploaded on Mystic's Transitfan Network Gallery can be re-uploaded to TransitfanWiki without authorization if no copyright information is present on the picture or album and if it respects guidelines about authorized ratios and file types. Please add the following information the the summary box: "Picture from Mystic's Transitfan Network Gallery / Author: [Author name]" and on another line the link to the gallery page the picture was taken from.

Gallery users can also give their consent to the use of their pictures on TransitfanWiki in the appropriate forum thread. In this case you can upload pictures without modifying them if they respect the guidelines regarding ratios and file sizes. Please add in the following information in the summary box: "Picture from Mystic's Transitfan Network Gallery, used with the author's permission / Author: [Author name]" and on another line the link to the gallery page the picture was taken from.

Using your files

To include a file in a page, use a link in one of the following forms:

  • [[File:File.jpg]] to use the full version of the file
  • [[File:File.png|200px]] to use a 200 pixel wide thumbnail (standard size for images included in tables)
  • [[Media:File.ogg]] for directly linking to the file without displaying the file

Image names are case-sensitive. For example, if an image is called Picture.jpg then neither picture.jpg nor Picture.JPG will find it.

HOW TO DETERMINE THE ASPECT RATIO OF YOUR PICTURE / VIDEO

WIDTH ÷ LENGTH = RATIO
  • If the ratio is between 1.495 and 1.505, the aspect ratio of your file is 3:2
  • If the ratio is between 1.328 and 1.338, the aspect ratio of your file is 4:3
  • If the ratio is between 1.772 and 1.782, the aspect ratio of your file is 16:9

If the result of the operation is any other number your file need to be resized before being allowed to be uploaded on TransitfanWiki.