The staff is currently reworking our Uploading Rules and they WILL affect ALL the uploaders. We will be introducing new size requirements and really cracking down on current rules - as we have been slacking.
The NEW MINIMUM ALLOWABLE size for ALL uploads WILL be 200dpi - but the standard we would like to see is 300dpi. There is really NO reason for any uploads to be over 300pdi.
For ALL standard Clamshell cases for DVD Movies, Music DVD, Anime, HD (if we get any more), TV Series, GameCube, PC Apps & Games, PS1, PS2, XBox & XBox360:
200dpi - 2160 x 1450
300dpi - 3240 x 2175
200dpi - 2075 x 1160
300dpi - 3115 x 1745
200dpi - 2145 x 1170
300dpi - 3220 x 1760
PSP (Playstation Portable):
200dpi - 1645 x 1320
300dpi - 2470 x 1980
200dpi - 2150 x 1435
300dpi - 3225 x 2155
200dpi - 2140 x 910
300dpi - 3210 x 1370
200dpi - 2020 x 1560
300dpi - 3030 x 2340
All standard Jewel cases for Music CD, PC Apps & Games, Playstation and VCD - along with CD & DVD Labels:
200dpi - 840 x 840
300dpi - 1260 x 1260
The current rules that we have had for many years WILL be enforced to the fullest.
ALL covers WILL be presented in the landscape format - any covers uploaded in the portrait format will automatically be denied.
ALL covers will be straight - if the cover is crocked to a noticeable degree it will automatically be denied.
ALL spines must be flattened at flat as you can - ANY covers with noticeably creased spines will automatically be denied.
ALL covers must be closely and neatly cropped. If a cover is too under or overly cropped - they will automatically be denied.
ALL custom covers MUST be denoted as CUSTOM. ALSO note for CUSTOM labels - ALL CUSTOM DISC LABELS ARE TO BE ROUND - we will no longer accept a SQUARE label - as discs are round - this is not an unusual request.
ALL Non-English language covers NEED to be identified - if none of the staff can identify the language of the cover - it will be denied.
When titling any upload - PLEASE do not use ALL-CAPS. PLEASE use both Upper and lower case letters. For movie covers - PLEASE include the Title, Year, Language (ONLY when Non-English) and Region Code. It is the uploaders responsibility to correctly title their uploads to be site ready - not the staffs - we are spending way too time editing titles before we can approve the covers.
Uploaders need to keep a tab on their PMs (Personal Messages) - as if and when we have an issue with your uploads - we will PM you and explain the issue. If we have to PM an uploader 3 times for the SAME infraction - and they continue doing that same infraction - their incorrect uploads will automatically be denied.
We do allow tagging covers here - but PLEASE keep the tags small, unobtrusive to the cover design and kept to the backs of the covers. NO large stickers, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, watermarks or the words 'copyright materials' are allowed on the fronts or backs of ANY covers. User names are OK but only on the backs - and they are to be kept small and unobtrusive. NO tags are allowed at all on the 'printable' portion of the CD or Disc labels - PLEASE keep the tag to the corners. If it gets to where we run into a problem with excessive tagging - then tagging will no longer be allowed on this site.
AS this is kinda a 'Heads Up' for ALL you uploaders - you might want to get started working with the new size allowable.
ANY and ALL suggestions from uploaders are appreciated - as we get closer to hammering out our new uploading rules.
The FreeCovers Moderating Team
Edited by tweetybird, 19 June 2011 - 08:25 PM.
made a boo-boo