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The "is the image i found official" thread
« on: July 12, 2018, 12:29:23 PM »
After a image i uploaded got deleted because it's unofficial, i decided to make a thread where people can ask if images they found are official.

Anyways, i start with this image of Fake Smash Balls:
https://cdn.gamerant.com/wp-content/uploads/fakes-728x410.jpg.webp
It's from this site: https://gamerant.com/super-smash-bros-ultimate-fake-smash-ball/
« Last Edit: July 12, 2018, 04:11:08 PM by YoshiEgg1990 »
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Re: The "is the image i found oficial" thread
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 02:09:45 PM »
Pretty sure this image is official...it came directly from a video. I recognize Yoshi and Pac-Man getting their asses kicked by this item. There's even a watermark in that image saying that it came from a Nintendo channel (that Mario head).



This is a GameExplain video of that part and the segments are the same.
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Re: The "is the image i found oficial" thread
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 02:43:11 PM »
According to the log (how do I link logs...), I assume it was "official" artwork but was edited from the original image. The screenshot itself, however, should be acceptable.

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Re: The "is the image i found oficial" thread
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 02:46:57 PM »
Yeeaaaah you shouldn't edit out images like that and pass it off as "artwork", especially with something like the Smash Ball and its ilk which probably has a glowing effect that you can't really crop out anyway.

Just upload the screenshot itself, that is fine.
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Re: The "is the image i found oficial" thread
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 04:04:06 PM »
Yeeaaaah you shouldn't edit out images like that and pass it off as "artwork", especially with something like the Smash Ball and its ilk which probably has a glowing effect that you can't really crop out anyway.

Hey, i didn't edited out the image; A contributor in SmashWiki did.
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Re: The "is the image i found official" thread
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2018, 01:38:33 AM »
It mostly just comes down to common sense. If it's from an official website, video etc. or a screenshot used in a professional news article, then it's official, but if the source or image itself is dubious, probably not. The image you took from SmashWiki didn't have a source, so it would have been a good idea to follow up on where the uploader got it first, was what I meant in the log. (He also has a MarioWiki account, it seems.)

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Re: The "is the image i found official" thread
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2018, 03:40:00 AM »
As an IP, I started a discussion on it on Smashwiki, and these are the results of that:
https://www.ssbwiki.com/File_talk:Fakesmashball.png