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Additional Image categories on the games db for archival purposes?

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Ive seen more than one occasion on the games database where there are images marked for deletion that I believe should be preserved for future reconstruction references, but are not in good enough shape to be used as the primary images that bigbox or launchbox displays.

For example : https://gamesdb.launchbox-app.com/games/images/100029

Here there is one box front currently up for deletion that contains detail not present in the others (spine, back flap, and its cropped much cleaner), the other box front is cropped poorly with missing detail around the edges, but is higher resolution and would look less out of place when displayed in big box for example.

I was just thinking it would be nice if we could have an additional category specifically for archival purposes, that way this type of stuff could be preserved and potentially reconstructed by the community rather than voted to deletion because it doesn't look pretty in launchbox.

 

 

EDIT: aaannnd its gone :(

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For anyone curious, this was the image that I was talking about.

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Clearly its not a good image for a box front in launchbox, but its a great unedited resource.

 

This is just one small example of the type of material that gets removed and lost because it doesn't fit anywhere within the existing image categories. Im just saying if there were an additional category for archival purposes that isn't actually utilized anywhere in the frontend then this type of stuff could survive and serve as a resource for potential future recreation artists.

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