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I have been writing my first game review and took some photos to use in it. I was about to upload these to my gallery when I noticed in the rules:
"Please do not link images from a personal gallery to a database entry."

I just wanted to clarify if I am doing the right thing here. Can I upload these images to my gallery and link them into my review? I am not a professional photographer, so I do not want to clutter the game's gallery with my shots. Alternatively, is it preferable for me to use existing photos in the the game's gallery whenever possible?
 
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Reviews are not database entries.

Personal Gallery is a good place for pictures used in reviews, unless the game's gallery is really lacking in pictures.
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Elric of Grans wrote:
I just wanted to clarify if I am doing the right thing here. Can I upload these images to my gallery and link them into my review? I am not a professional photographer, so I do not want to clutter the game's gallery with my shots.

That's exactly the right thing to do.

For some time, it was possible to upload an image to your personal gallery, and then link it to the game gallery. As a result, the image was part of the game gallery as if it had been uploaded there, but this process bypassed the image moderation. That's what this rule forbids.

Image linking is for cases when you want to use the same image in the game game gallery and in the designer gallery (for example). Rather than uploading it twice, the existing images is linked to the other gallery, so it's visible there too.
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Thanks for the clarification! I have gone and uploaded those images now, and submitted the review for approval.
 
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