Yu-Gi-Oh!:Image policy

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All images should preferably not be overprinted or watermarked (e.g. with a site or contributor name).

Scanned card images should preferably be in the PNG format unless not available and have a resolution of 400x580 pixels (non-scanned images, such as anime screenshots or images from video games or websites, should be uploaded at their original resolution and in their original format if possible). Any borders or surroundings should be removed. If there is an image already on the server that meets these criteria and you would like to upload a "cleaner" image, please contact one of the admins first. If there is no image, check the card galleries first, then please feel free to upload it but keep the specs as close to preferred as possible.

For images of booster packs, a resolution of 325x580 pixels is preferred; images of booster boxes should be kept within 580x580 pixels.

Card pages should use the most recent English print of a card, or the most recent Japanese print if the card has not been released in English yet. If the card is manga- or video game-only, an image of that card from the most recent series or video game it appeared in (with a preference to a manga image) should be used instead, again in English if the media has had an official English release, and otherwise in Japanese. If the card is anime-only, an image of that card from the most recent series it appeared in should be used, this time in Japanese if the media has had an official Japanese release, and otherwise in English.

Please remember this website is a dynamic site and changes occur all the time; if your image is replaced because it doesn't fit the current image policy, please do not be offended. We are trying to collect the best Yu-Gi-Oh! images to improve our articles.

Naming OCG/TCG card images


OCG/TCG file names are to be standardized as follows:

CardName-SET-LN-R-ED-Misc.jpg or CardName-SET-LN-R-ED-Misc.png

CardName should reflect the name of the card's article. In the card name please spell it exactly as it appears on the card, including letters with diacritics and ligatures (Á Ǣ Æ) and characters from non-Latin writing systems (such as Greek).

All other characters should be omitted from the filename, including whitespace, dashes (- – — - −), wikimarkup characters (: ; # { [ | ] } *), and other punctuation and symbols (. , ? ! & " ' ` 「 」 【 】 „ “ ~ @ $ ^ % / \ ( ) / < > _ … ° ≈ ≠ ± × ÷ ← → ● • · § ∞ ¡).

SET is the two to four character abbreviation used for the set's name (e.g., MFC for Magician's Force, 301 for "The New Ruler", etc.). Some early cards have no set abbreviation. In this case, certain "in house" abbreviations have been decided upon. These currently include:

LN is a two-letter abbreviation indicating language/region.

  • EN = English (worldwide release) Flag of the United Kingdom 
  • EU = European-English Flag of Europe 
  • NA = English cards with no language ID Flag of the United States 
  • AU = Australian-English Flag of Australia 
  • AE = Asian-English Flag of Japan 
  • JP = Japanese Flag of Japan 
  • CH = Chinese Flag of the People&#039;s Republic of China 
  • FR = French Flag of France 
  • DE = German Flag of Germany 
  • FC = French-Canadian Flag of Quebec 
  • IT = Italian Flag of Italy 
  • KR = Korean Flag of South Korea 
  • PT = Portuguese Flag of Portugal 
  • SP = Spanish Flag of Spain 
  • TH = Thai Flag of Thailand 

R is to indicate card rarity.

ED is the availability of the card. (This generally does not apply to Japanese cards, except for "LE" and "DT".)

  • If the card was originally released before the Magic-Spell switch, and the card is distinguishable as a Spell version (for a non-Spell card, if it mentions Spell Cards in its effect or lore), add -Reprint to the filename. For example, Forest-LOB-NA-C-UE-Reprint.png
  • If the image is of a card's artwork from an official Konami website (for example, from the Noble Knight Showcase), the name should only use the OW tag (short for "Official Website"). For example, NobleKnightArtorigus-OW.png
Examples of Acceptable Upload Filenames

Stardust Dragon


Stardust Dragon


Stardust Dragon

If the image is an official proxy (meaning it depicts a card, but is not the official card), append "OP" to the end of the filename.

Naming anime and manga card images


Anime card images names are to be standardized as follows:

CardName-LN-Medium-S.png or CardName-LN-Medium-S.jpg

CardName is the English name of the card, and follows the same rules as for OCG/TCG card names above.

LN is the two letter language code.

  • JP = Japanese
  • AE = Asian-English
  • EN = English (Also includes cards from the English anime with no text.)

Medium is the medium the card appears in:

  • Anime
  • Manga

S is the series.

If an image of a card is unavailable, but an image of the monster itself is, such as in the form of a spirit or a hologram, add -NC to the filename. For example, AeroShark-JP-Manga-ZX-NC.jpg


Naming video game images


Anime card images names are to be standardized as follows:

CardName-Game-LN-VG.png or CardName-Game-LN-VG.jpg

CardName is the English name of the card.

Game is which game the image was taken from; this is usually the same as the set abbreviation for the promotional cards included with the game or its guide (if any).

LN is the two letter language code.

  • JP = Japanese
  • EN = English

VG stands for "Video Game", and should be left as it is.

If the image is not a card, such as a monster in the form of a sprite, add -NC to the filename. For example, Timeater-WC10-EN-VG-NC.png


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