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

  • 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.

Using Images[edit]

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.jpg
You can resize by adding the size in pixels between two pipes:

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

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.jpg

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.jpg

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

[[Image:Example.jpg|50px|thumb|left|Alt]] will give you:
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|2
Image:Example.jpg|3
</gallery>

Will give you:


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