pixiv is a website where a vast majority of Japanese artists upload their works. It serves as a major source of images on Danbooru.
This page will describe how to upload from pixiv, in addition to how to handle new artist entries in the case an entry doesn't already exist for the artist you're uploading a work from.
When searching by tag, Pixiv has a limit of 1000 pages for results. To bypass this limit, use the URL addon ecd. ecd takes in as input a calendar date of the format YYYY-MM-DD.
Another benefit to using ecd is that posts will no longer scroll forward as new posts get added.
Here's the ideal procedure when uploading from Pixiv.
1. Upload with the danbooru bookmarklet, or paste in the URL of the work you wish to upload in the upload page. This way, you don't have to upload the image from your computer and risk it being an image sample. If you wish to upload multiple images, use the batch bookmarklet. For more technical details, you may expand the following:
Pixiv has reduced-size versions of its images known as pixiv samples, none of which should be uploaded here.
Since Danbooru supports direct linking to the image URL, the source URL should look like one of the following:
http://i2.pixiv.net/img46/img/ilove-th/27227922.jpg (outdated full-size image URL)
http://i1.pixiv.net/img105/img/macoillust/42873633_big_p0.jpg (outdated full-size gallery image URL)
And not like these:
https://www.pixiv.net/artworks/42873633 (current direct HTML URL)
http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=42873633 (outdated direct HTML URL)
http://i.pximg.net/c/1200x1200/img-master/img/2014/09/30/21/22/44/1498651_p0_master1200.jpg (current sample URL, DO NOT UPLOAD)
http://i1.pixiv.net/img105/img/macoillust/42873633_p0.jpg (outdated sample URL)
http://i2.pixiv.net/img46/img/ilove-th/27227922_m.jpg (outdated sample URL)
Pixiv has changed over the years, and some of these URL schemes are outdated.
2. Use the artist tag detected under Related Tags, if there is one. If there is none, you may refer to the rest of this article on how to choose an artist name and make an entry for them.
Rule of thumb is: Make a simple, readable, and memorizable tag.
The first choice is to use the artist's real name if you can find it on any websites or blogs listed on their pixiv profile. See howto:artist for advice on finding the artist's name on their website.
If none exist, the name they use on pixiv is listed under their profile picture or in the Nickname field of their pixiv profile.
Once you have a name, romanize it. Name kanji often have several different readings, so it's best to use any available indicators (such as their twitter handle) on how to read the name. If you don't know how to read this name or are unsure of the correct reading, post in topic #8199 to ask for help.
Note that Pixiv nicknames are not necessarily unique. If it is too generic ("Ken", "Daisuke", "Youko", etc.), add a qualifier to make it unique. Good choices for qualifiers include:
- The artist's circle name
- e.g. gurande_(g-size)
- The artist's twitter handle
- e.g. oyamada_(pi0v0jg)
- The artist's account name (not profile name) -- this is the accountName value found by querying the pixiv API.
Things to note
- Do not use non-ASCII characters for the artist's name, even if they look like ASCII letters--Ｒｙｕ is not the same as Ryu. Save that for the "Other names" field.
- Do not use "_(pixiv)" or "_(artist)" as the qualifier. There are probably a dozen Pixiv artists named Sakura or Miki, so those qualifiers are simply not effective.
- Try not to make a hard to read name like ken_(oooxvbgj).
- Especially try not to use the stacc name by itself when creating an artist name. This is because a lot of stacc names are rendered as generic placeholders for an artist's login name, which are often depicted as unreadable gibberish such as "user_abcd1234" or random numbers. Just because the stacc name is automatically filled out in the "Name" field when creating a new artist name via the upload page does not mean that it is the name you should use.
- A general rule of thumb is to make the artist name closely follow what is written on their profile page.
To create or edit an artist entry, click the '?' next to the artist tag in the tag list. In the artist entry, add:
- The artist's Pixiv nickname (found under their profile picture).
- Any other account names, Twitter handles, or nicknames on other sites the artist lists in their profile.
- The Pixiv profile URL:
- URLs of any other websites the artist lists in their Pixiv profile.