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Forum:Canonicity of Images

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How should we decide which images to place into an article? Many of our images are not canon, and quite a few do not fit Tolkien's exact description. For instance, Ted Nasmith's painting of Tuor before Gondolin is magnificent, but not precise to Tolkien's description. In that case, would it be a good idea to put it into the article? Should only canon pictures be allowed into articles unless there were no others? Just wondering. --Narfil Palùrfalas 06:54, 16 May 2006 (EDT)

Personally, I consider all pictures not by Tolkien to be adaptions of the stories, and thus not canonical. The name of the artist is normally added to the picture, when said picture is added to an article. IMHO, this fact is enough to tell the reader of the article that the depiction of the scene is not canonical. --Earendilyon 07:12, 16 May 2006 (EDT)