TheTVDB Bible / 5. Artwork

As a general note, any uploaded image must be free of spoilers, nudity, or vulgarity. Please ensure images are of high quality with no watermarks or unrelated logos, and that they don't appear stretched. Watermarks include things like URLs, Twitter handles, artist names, etc.

Images should not be up-scaled to get to the correct resolution or stretched to fit the required aspect ratio. If they are too big they should be cropped, if they are too small they either shouldn't be used or should be used to make composites. Badly resized images will be deleted.

Posters, Backgrounds, Textual Banners, Icons, ClearArt, and ClearLogos (so, artwork that includes text or writing), should always be tagged with the primary language they're in. You can select a language from the drop-down menu when uploading a piece of art. Artwork containing text which has the incorrect or no language chosen will be deleted.

If a series/movie uses the same title across multiple languages, of course the art might be the same for every language. But the rule of thumb for selecting a language is that you should use your best judgement for which audience the artwork was intended for.

As of March 5, 2021, our image uploader now includes crop and resize on upload. This has been deployed to all users for series, movies, seasons, episodes, and artwork replacement. The resizing tool is not available for cinemagraphs — these must be upload in the exact dimensions specified. We are performing some final tests before deploying for people + characters.

Please see each individual artwork type for specific upload guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions

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