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All images added to this wiki must be "free-use". That is, they must be either:

  • public domain or
  • licensed by the copyright holder under a licence that allows anyone to reuse the images.

It's important that we do not add images taken from other websites as these are usually not free-use and would be copyright violations. See Help:Image copyright tags for more detail on licences and how to tag your images.

Uploading

  • To upload images you must be logged in.
  • Click on "Upload file" in the toolbox on the left (under the search boxes)
  • The "Browse" button lets you find the image on your hard drive. Click "open" to select the file.
  • If you want to change the file name, you can do so in the "Destination filename" box.
  • Use the "Summary" box to enter the source of the file and the image copyright tag.
  • Click "Upload".

You will be warned if the name will be changed or if there is already a file with that name. You can then decide whether to go ahead or to abandon the upload.

Required Information

See: Non-free use rationale for more information.

Using images

To use an image in an article, you simply surround the full name (including the "Image" part) in double square brackets:

[[Image:Example.jpg]] will give you: Example
You can resize by adding the size in pixels between two pipes:

[[Image:Example.jpg|50px|]] will give you: Example

You can make an image a thumbnail an image by adding "thumb" in the same way. If a pipe is there from a previous variable, you don't need to add another:

[[Image:Example.jpg|50px|thumb|]] will give you:
Example

This is automatically formatted to the right of the page. You can change this by adding "left" or "center":

[[Image:Example.jpg|50px|thumb|left|]] will give you:
Example

Anything after the last pipe becomes the alt text or the caption:

[[Image:Example.jpg|50px|thumb|left|Alt]] will give you:
Example

Alt


To link to a file without showing it on the page, you can use "Media" instead of "Image":

[[Media:Example.jpg]] will give you: Media:Example.jpg
To link to the image page instead, use a colon before the word "Image":

[[:Image:Example.jpg]] will give you: Image:Example.jpg
Finally, to create a gallery of images you can use the <gallery> tag:

<gallery>
Image:Example.jpg|1
Image:Example.jpg|Captioned
Image:Example.jpg|Links can be put in captions
</gallery>

will give you:


This help page references the classic editor. Note that the VisualEditor may behave differently.

Adding photos is a simple and great way to improve any article, and provide further detail and color.

Step-by-Step

  • To start, you must log in to your account, and then click the Edit button on the page you would like to add a photo to.
  • Once in edit mode, click on the photo upload button Photo button on the right rail of the editor toolbar.
Edit toolbar image upload2


  • A pop-up will appear, which will allow you to upload a photo from your computer. You can also search for find photos already added to the wikia by others or on Flickr.com.
Addimages-alreadyuploaded2


  • Once you choose a photo to add, click upload.
  • Next you will be able to adjust the size and placement of the photo. You can also provide a caption, which will display below the photo.
  • If you would like to provide adjust more details about the photo, including a new name and the license information, click on the more options link.
Photo description


  • After you have picked your options, click the Add photo button, and your photo will be added to the edit area.
  • Photos can be modified at any time in edit mode. Simply hover over the image and choose "modify", and the same pop-up window will appear.
  • Once you are done, click publish and your photo will be live on the page.

Next steps

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