All artwork posted on PathfinderWiki should be categorized. The following categorizations should apply to most images.
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If the artist of the given image is known, include it in the applicable category. Thus, Image:Yithdul.jpg would belong in Category:Artwork by Ben Wootten. If the artist is unknown, place the image in Category:Uncredited artwork.
Most of the images on the wiki will have come from official promotional sources, such as the Paizo Blog, and thus, will have a corresponding printed source. Image:Yakmar.jpg belongs to Category:Artwork from J3, Crucible of Chaos. For artwork which is used in multiple sourcebooks, include it in the category for each source. If the image is fan-art or created specifically for the wiki, include it in Category:Unpublished artwork.
Similar to the source categorization, the year categorization applies to the date of first printed publication. Image:Merlokrep.jpg belongs in Category:2007 artwork, since it first appeared in D1: Crown of the Kobold King in June, 2007. If art is reused, categorize it by the date of first publication.
In many cases, several images will exist for a given subject. For example Image:Zon-Kuthon.jpg, Image:Zon-Kuthon cleric.jpg, and Image:Zon-Kuthon holy symbol.jpg all relate to the god Zon-Kuthon, so they will both belong to Category:Images of Zon-Kuthon even if both are not portraits of the god himself. Additionally, some images may belong in multiple subject categories. Thus, Image:Zon-Kuthon holy symbol.jpg would belong to both Category:Holy symbols and Category:Images of Zon-Kuthon.
Because most monsters or NPCs will have only a single piece of art, it is not necessary to make a category for each individual. Instead, use more general categories, such as race and class for NPCs and creature type. When in doubt, use the broadest possible categorization and someone else can categorize it more specifically if necessary.
Unsure about Categories?
If you have written an article and are unsure about which categories to apply, or simply want your categories double checked, then please feel free to add this text at the bottom of your article in this format:
[[Category:Please check categories]]
This will flag to others that the article's categories need checking or adding. We hope that, soon thereafter, another wiki member will be along to help.