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The idea for this page is great. I hope I didn't give you too much of headache looking for screencaps! What's the policy - should the requester delete the request, or the pic from the "Completed Caps" section? Should we leave it to be archived? .... Also, I'm going to add a link to this page to the To Do list - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 20:08, 3 December 2006 (EST)

  • Good idea! I'm guessing whoever uses the image should delete both the request and the posted picture. That way, It'll be easier to tell what needs to be capped, what needs to be used, etc.--Hardvice (talk) 22:44, 3 December 2006 (EST)

Re: A better pic of the medical text found in Sylar's apartment

There is a split-second shot of an exposed brain from that episode, but the image is pretty blurry. I can post a link if you like. --Yoshie (talk) 14:16, 6 December 2006 (EST)

Yum! --Orne 15:16, 6 December 2006 (EST)
Thanks, Yoshie! - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 12:16, 11 December 2006 (EST)

Screen-cap aspect ratios

For the different types of pictures, there are different sizes mandated. Very many of the images tend to be full-frame captures, and Hiros is shot almsot in letter-box. Shouldn't the screen captures be the same aspect ratio then? -- Cuardin 16:41, 20 January 2007 (EST)

Well actually, we just changed a few of the sizes so that there would be less variation. Really, there are only 4 sizes: 200x250 for characters etc., 300x169 for episode imgs, 300x200 for prophecy, and 450x350 for just about everything else. I'm sure it was a hassle for Hardvice (who did almost all of the resizing) to go back and redo every portal pic, and would be an even bigger hassle to go back and do them all again. But the good news is that those standards really only apply to the pics that go in the portals and in the infoboxes. The galleries have pics that are lots of differnt sizes. I would say that if you're grabbing a cap for a gallery, then it'd be okay to size it as you see best. The standards are good guidelines for gallery pics, but certainly not all the gallery imgs follow the standards - just the infobox/portal pics. Hope that makes sense, and makes things a bit easier on you. :) - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:00, 20 January 2007 (EST)

A live action pic of the pneumatic syringe

Regarding a pic of the pneumatic syringe, there wasn't really any good close up shots of the syringe in Unexpected, at least not something you'd want to use at 450x350 --Frantik (Talk) 04:26, 21 February 2007 (EST)

  • I got a pic from a 720p screen cap, but I still had to enlarge the image to fit in 450x350!. It's kinda blurry full size but looks ok as a thumb which is how it will appear most of the time --Frantik (Talk) 23:52, 21 February 2007 (EST)
    • Thanks! I think it looks fine as the lead pic and on the portal. We can always reupload it when they show it again. — RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 01:24, 22 February 2007 (EST)


I guess some screen caps should be represented as gifs, such as:

I've already take their screenshots but I don't have any gif animator, and the trial sucks. If you want I can upload them and then someone can convert them as gif. --Densus 19:59, 16 May 2007 (EDT)

  • I can't guarentee good quality, but I can try. Give me the stills.--Riddler 19:50, 16 May 2007 (EDT)
    • I'll upload them tomorrow morning (it's 1:00 AM where I live). --Densus 20:00, 16 May 2007 (EDT)
      • Sorry for the delay, here they are:


FSylar Phases:

Mohinder cuts string:

Peter unplugs tv: --Densus 14:46, 18 May 2007 (EDT)

Symbol paintings

<old discussion moved from project page>

  • A standard-size image of the Symbol paintings from Don't Look Back.
    • Good luck. Have you seen that scene recently? They're all hidden way in the background and you can barely see them. I'm actually impressed with the few that we do have.
      • I uploaded the ones that we don't have. I think I covered all of them.
        • There's at least one more (it's bright green and orange I think).
          • Never mind--this is it, and it's not shown very well.


  • I think this page looks rather disorganised. There's no connection between the requests and the caps themselves, so you have to guess whether it's been done or not. I propose something like this, which would make everything much cleaner. Thoughts?--  Lost Soul   talk  contribs  07:48, 25 October 2007 (EDT)
    • I like the organization in the page you created. My only issue is accessibility for those who might not have a clear understanding of how a table works. I want this wiki to be as easily accessible to those who have been here forever as to those who are newer to the site. I'm not at all opposed to your example--in fact, we had the page organized like that for a few months...but in that time, barely anybody ever used the request page, and that concerns me. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 07:58, 25 October 2007 (EDT)
    • We were really just trying to make the formatting as simple as possible, so as to not intimidate people out of asking for caps and to simplify maintenance.--Hardvice (talk) 07:59, 25 October 2007 (EDT)
      • If that's a case, might it be helpful to do something like this:

"*Matt reading the thoughts of the decoy kidnapper and decoy hostage, for use on examples of telepathyDONE"

And if you click the "DONE" link, it takes you to the image. Then, we can see clearly what ones have been done and what ones need to be done, if you get what I'm saying? --  Lost Soul   talk  contribs  09:18, 25 October 2007 (EDT)

  • Take a look at this reformat; I took Lost Soul's table-idea, and expanded it to include the entire page. User:HiroDynoSlayer/Requested Screen Captures. This shouldn't be any more difficult to update than any of our other table-driven pages, (EH, Powers, etc...), and it is much easier to tell what is requested, what has been found, and what is going on. --HiroDynoSlayer (talk) 10/25/2007 11:01 (EST)
  • I'm not a fan. It looks really nice and presentable, but I don't think a project page needs to necessarily be presentable, especially at the expense of ease of use. I know other table-formatted pages are used, but they are often misformatted, even with explicit directions on the page. Also, those pages employ tables so they look nice because they are pages with actual content on them, not just pages used for our purposes. I would hate for somebody to refrain from making a request because the table is too hard to use. If Lost Soul's original concern was organization, there's no reason the page be organized and still be easy for new users to add requests. I think the idea state above (with a link to DONE) or something similar is along the right track. Easy and organized. I much prefer an easy-to-use page than a beautiful page for our project pages. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 12:50, 25 October 2007 (EDT)
  • I agree with Ryan. This page isn't an article. It doesn't need to be pretty, it needs to be easy. The blank images don't help because the concern wasn't so much for the person adding the screenshot as for the person adding the request. And I really hate the idea of removing the standard size table. Even with it available on the upload page, I'd want it here (and Help:Images, and pretty much everywhere else that uploading images is discussed) because people still tend to upload incorrect sized images. That wastes their time and the time of whoever reups the image. The more the message is available, the more likely that people will see it and follow along. I'm going to change the format of this page back now. It's just not appropriate for a project page.--Hardvice (talk) 14:45, 25 October 2007 (EDT)
  • Moving the completed caps right below the requests is a stroke of genius. Easy to use and organized. Perfect. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 14:59, 25 October 2007 (EDT)

Lizards Image Request for Peter Phasing Through Ropes

If you wanted to tweak this image to suit the needs of this wiki, then have at it. Someone should make it an animated gif, imo... 'ROESian


I was curious, do any of you use BitTorrent for the acquisition of your screencaps? --Japanimation 20:27, 6 November 2007 (EST)

  • I don't. I use a DVD program.--  Lost Soul   talk  contribs  02:59, 7 November 2007 (EST)
  • I transfer the files off my TiVo. Now that I'm doing HD caps, though, I'm also using Netflix's view online for older episodes because the HD files are too frickin' big to keep, and I'm too lazy to burn them to DVD.--Hardvice (talk) 01:25, 12 November 2007 (EST)
  • I use Hardvice. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 01:30, 12 November 2007 (EST)