The Owl House Wiki:Image and Video Guidelines

Welcome to the The Owl House Wiki Image and Video Guidelines.

Before uploading files, please make sure to read the wiki's rules!


This page will answer many of your questions pertaining to images and videos on the wiki. If you can not find your answer please ask a staff member.


Uploading images

Format advice

We tend to use the png format for images because jpg images tend to be low quality and grainy when resized. Please try to upload images with the png file extension. If you upload a jpg it must at least be HD 720p.

An image used within the infobox will have the following format: [Subject name] (descriptor) - Profile.png/jpg. The optional "descriptor" describes the design in case more than one appearance exists. For more information about infobox images, refer to this section. When deciding on what to name a snapshot of an episode or short, use the following naming convention: [Episode Name] ([snapshot number]).png. For the episode title cards, use the following naming convention: [Episode Name] titlecard.png. We like to try to keep this as consistent as possible. For images that are not Infobox images nor screenshots, try to name them as appropriately as possible. Do not use nonsensical/non-descriptive names for images.

Image information

When you upload an image on the wiki, please provide the necessary information on the file's page by creating different sections, such as:

  • Summary: This is an optional field where one can provide information on the image and the meaning or purpose for it.
  • Source: This information is important and helpful, so specify where the file comes from. For example, the web sites if you took it from internet.
  • Licensing: Please provide the right license for each image. More details on image licensing can be found in our copyright policy.
  • Categorization: After uploading a file, add the Images category using the button at the bottom; you don't need to create a section for it.

Acceptable and unacceptable images


  • Screenshots of a single frame from the show and panoramic images.
  • Animated gifs from official art sources or gifs that demonstrate what still images alone cannot do. Gifs that have been approved by an administrator.
  • Fanart showing a single symbol used with the consent of the original maker, used where the show or a press release could not provide a decent enough image.
    • Edited renders made by someone outside the crew are allowed. They must be of good quality and must not have the marks of background removal.
    • Files containing other fanon content must comply with our Fanon policy.
  • Promotional artwork of an episode made by a crew member.
  • File extensions: .JPG, .GIF, .PNG this is standard requirement for the wiki and many file extension types (such as .BMP) are not uploadable.
    • Please, try to keep the extensions in lowercase; "Example.PNG" will be deleted.


  • Fanart used for articles - from fan color images to full character depictions, though there is one exception (see "Acceptable").
    • Fanarts that are made by crew members but are not related to the production of the show are not allowed.
  • Very low quality images, such as pictures of a TV instead of a screenshot or blurry images in general.
  • Doctored images of any form.
  • Duplicate images will be deleted without warning so the wiki doesn't end up cluttered with multiples of the same picture. First, check to see if the image you want to upload isn't already in the appropriate gallery. For screenshots, it's recommended you check the episode's gallery first.
  • Images unrelated to the topic of this wiki. We're not an image hosting site like Flickr, which exists for this purpose.
  • Animated gifs that are unnecessary and superfluous. Most gifs are made by users on social media sites (such as Tumblr) and may find taking them, especially without credit, as disagreeable.
  • Watermarked images - These are claimed by an owner as their property and they may be offended if the image was taken without permission.
    • Note: TV, DVD, and sub watermarks are excepted from this rule. However, no image taken from Youtube may be used.
  • Both porn and nudity.

Infobox images

Infobox images are the images displayed in the infobox templates. More than one image can be added; and as these sections are the most frequently used element on this wiki, this wiki restricts images to one file only. In case a user creates an article and there are different images of the topic, they can ask a member of the staff to make the decision, make a poll done in a short period of time between 1 and 2 hours, or they are free to add the image themselves. Episode title cards are the only ones that can go in these sections for the episode pages, it is not allowed to change them for screenshots or promotional artwork of the episode.

Please avoid adding to the Infobox images of past eras or ages, whether of Characters, Places, or Objects. For example, the character is in adult age, but their young appearance is known, instead of adding it to the Infobox, add it to the character's design page in an Ages section.

Here is a list of exceptions to this rule:

  • The character has changed their appearance or clothing at their current age in the show at some point, their Debut design may be kept in the Infoboxes, this is only if their change is permanent.
    • If the character has minor cosmetic alterations, e.g. minor wounds, eye color, or a minor accessory, but otherwise has the exact same body shape and appearance as they had on their debut, the image without these alterations will be replaced with an image featuring the changes in Debut, and moved to the design page. For example, the character originally had a hair clip but then stops wearing it, or vice versa; the design without these changes will be removed from the Debut design in the infobox.
      • Keep in mind that the preferred outfits for the Infoboxes are those from the progress of the series, therefore outfits that only appear in flashbacks will not be added.
  • The character has two different outfits, one casual and one for school or work. In case they have more than two casual outfits or for other trades, only the most iconic ones will be kept.

These images cannot be changed nor overwritten, and require a community-approved consensus. If you have a suggestion for a new profile image for a particular article, follow the image replacement instructions listed below.

Procedure for infobox image replacements

Use the Infobox changes category in Discussions to suggest replacements after reading the following instructions.

1. The proposer posts their suggestion(s) in a new post on this Discussion category.

  • Title the post with the same name as the page you propose to change.
  • Made a poll with the following parameters:
    • In the first option of the poll, upload the current image and put the text "Current".
    • In the second option of the poll, upload the new image you want to propose to change and put the text "Proposed".

2. Vote by clicking on the image you prefer. To change your vote, reply to the thread and specify that you decided to change your vote.
3. The image with the most votes will become the article's new infobox image. Ties go to the current image.

  • A staff member will be in charge of closing the poll, answering it with the proper closing format, and locking the post, then that same staff member will add the image to the article.

4. Voting lasts for 1 week from the initial proposal.

Here is a list of exceptions for the Infobox image change's poll:

  • The episode pages, since the episode title cards are the only ones that should go in that section of those pages.
  • Replacement of an image with a better quality, errors cleaned and/or corrected version of the same.
  • If the render is based on official model sheets, it cannot be replaced nor go to a poll. It can only be replaced with a cleaned or improved version of the same.
  • The subject has most of its designs with the same poses except for one, but there is a matching pose for that design available on the wiki. That matching pose can go to the Infobox without a poll.
    • Note that this is only if the design with the matching pose is available on the wiki, if not, a poll with a different pose can be made.


  1. The proposed image must be of the character/item/location.
  2. The proposed image must be high definition.
  3. The proposed image must accurately define the character/item/location's traits.
  4. The proposed image must not be fan-made.
  5. The proposed image must not be edited (exception: renders/resizing/cropping of image).
  6. The proposed image must not have a watermark.


Videos are always automatically categorized under the Videos category. The videos on this Wiki are limited to certain areas. The kinds of videos allowed are also limited. See the following:

  • Videos must be related to the show.
  • Legal.
  • Officially released preview clips of episodes.
  • Commercials or promotional material.

They cannot be:

  • Fan videos for articles.
  • Fan speculation/theories videos for articles.
  • Full episodes and shorts. An exception is when Disney Channel uploads them in their entirety to their YouTube page.
    • Clips of episodes uploaded by non-Disney channels.


Audio on pages is to be used when text cannot describe a subject, no video is available, or if the page is excessively large (to save data). In this case, an audio file can be its placeholder or permanent holder on the page.

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