Backdrops

General

A good backdrop represents the episode/film, there is no image limit, but the goal is to only add good, useful images. We do not need or want every single still and promo image (e.g. the same scene from five different angles).

Backdrops should not contain subtitles, watermarks or logos (including TV channel logos).

Cropping is allowed unless it destroys the image. Try to crop wisely, don't cut of heads, but instead cut of the less important parts, as can be seen here.

Try not to upload images that contain spoilers, and avoid uploading overly violent images (e.g. no extreme gore) at all costs.

Types

Movie stills and episodic stills are allowed.

Images from an official promotional photoshoot are allowed. For example, this backdrop of the series Speechless.

Images for unofficial, out of character shoots are NOT allowed. It includes pictures from a photoshoot the main cast members did for a magazine and red carpet pictures.

Fan art edits, picture collage and fan made wallpapers are NOT allowed (the kind you can find on DeviantArt). Most official wallpapers, especially heavily edited or with text, are also NOT allowed.

Horizontal posters such as this one are allowed.

Backdrops cropped from high quality posters are allowed as long as they look good.

No vertical posters or images of a DVD set.

Behind the scenes pictures are tolerated, but they should not be used as the primary picture. Feel free to downvote them.

Screencaps are allowed as long as the quality is good. However, lower quality screencaps could be deleted when better backdrops are uploaded.

Screen Captures

For the best results, please follow these guidelines:

Use a high quality video (Blu-ray or 4k source). Avoid videos with logos, subtitles or distorted images.

Quality over quantity. Choose a frame that looks good and doesn't have movement blur. Lighter scenes and character close-up usually make better backdrops.

Do not forget to remove black bars and the borders. Downsize the image when necessary.

Language

Unlike posters, 99% of the time backdrops do not have text and should be left in 'No Language'.

Backdrops with a title or language specific text should be set to the corresponding language.

TV Shows

Television backdrops are added at two different levels: series and episodic.

Series backdrops are mostly used for group and individual promotional pictures.

Episodic stills are sometimes allowed. This is particularly true when there is no promo pictures and the stills make good series backdrops.

We like to have a backdrop from the current season as the top backdrop.

TV Episodes

Episodic backdrops are mostly used for episodic stills. Episodic stills are official photos taken on the set during the production of an episode. For example, this image is a still from an episode of the series Supergirl.

Episodic screen captures and behind the scene pictures are also allowed as episodic backdrops.

Season promotional images are not allowed as episodic backdrops. For example, this image is a promo image from the series Supergirl. These images should be added as series backdrops.

Some episodes and series won't have any episodic images. One of the reasons is that not all series and episodes have episodic stills. We also prefer to have no image rather than really bad quality or incorrectly added images.

Images incorrectly added will be deleted when found. This includes season promo images added as episode backdrops as well as episodic stills, screen captures or BTS images added to the wrong episodes. If episodic backdrops are added properly, each episode should have unique images.

Please use the Report button to report bad and misplaced images.

Episodic backdrops have a minimum resolution of 400x225px.