Retrofrogg Posted December 26, 2022 Share Posted December 26, 2022 Looking to increase clarity on the different variations on a particular image type, and what people feel is best. The Launchbox Games Database has no guidance on what the various image types actually mean - and neither does Launchbox itself. Currently, taking the "Box - Front" image type as an example, we have: Box - Front Box - Front Reconstructed Fanart - Box - Front As well as a few other more specific items. Having spoken to @C-Beats about this, my understanding of what these mean is as below: Box - Front : the front box as it originally was - an actual scan Box - Front Reconstructed : an approximation of how the actual front box was, either put together from various elements, or a photoshopped tidy-up of the actual scan Fanart - Box - Front : not the official original front box image, but a new unoffical image, created by users My first query is whether the above is the general consensus. And if so - where do we draw the line between Box - Front and Box - Front Reconstructed when the latter is a photoshopped tidy-up of the actual scan? In my opinion, if the image has no discernible marks -i.e. it looks like a clean computer-generated image, rather than a scan of the actual box, then it should be labelled as Box - Front Reconstructed. You can easily tell the difference between these two by looking at the image; most images that are automatically scraped from the database look very clean. These tend to be labelled as Box - Front, but should really, as per the above, be labelled as Box - Front Reconstructed. The reason for most of them being clean images is that these are readily available online and much easier to get hold of - actual authentic scans are harder to come by. So my proposal is that Box - Front images should be and look like the actual scans - scuffs and all. Clean images should be labelled Box - Front Reconstructed. Proper scans should trump the clean images for the Box - Front category. Clean images should trump messy ones for the Box - Front Reconstructed category. Users can therefore choose what they prefer. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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