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Any logged in user can upload images to a Wikicity.

Locally hosted imagesEdit

It is strongly recommended that any images used on Wikia are uploaded directly rather than using links to external sites. Displaying externally hosted images steals bandwidth from other sites, and is a feature which could be switched off in future (as it has been on wikipedia:Wikipedia) so you should not rely on images used in this way always being available.

Using images from other Wikia in this way, however, should not cause any problems. For example, you can use http://doom.wikicities.com/images/b/bc/Wiki.png if you want to display the Doom Wiki logo on a different Wikicity rather than reuploading it (although it might be more appropriate to upload it to the Wikicity it is used on so licensing information can be found easier).

Image taggingEdit

All images must have a tag added stating which license they are under. See Help:Image copyright tags for details.

Video and other filesEdit

If they are not in violation of any copyright, then you can upload certain file types. Images and sounds shouldn't be a problem, but there is a size-per-file limit of 5MB, so video might be a problem. It is recommended that you upload files which are too large to another site and link to them there instead. For example, you can use the Wikimedia commons if the file would also be useful to a Wikimedia project (such as Wikipedia), or else to Ourmedia which allows videos to be uploaded there and then used on other sites.

LogosEdit

Administrators can change the logo of a wiki by uploading a new image over Image:Wiki.png. Similarly, the favicon (the icon next to the URL box) can be changed by uploading a new image to "Image:Favicon.ico". It is recommended that administrators protect these files from unauthorized changes.

Image galleriesEdit

The <gallery> tag is a MediaWiki feature for creating image galleries; an easy way to display many images together.

<gallery>
Image:Wiki.png
Image:Wiki.png|Captioned
Image:Wiki.png|[[Wikia:Wikipedia|Links]] can be put in captions.
</gallery>

produces:

Brackets are used only for adding links within captions. Captions are optional. Images are separated by newlines. The width of the gallery can be changed in your preferences.

Using images in articlesEdit

To make images appear in an article, you need to insert it: edit the article and add the syntax

[[Image:Image name|thumb|Caption]]

where you want the file to appear. See Wikipedia:Images or Wikipedia:Extended image syntax for further instructions.

UploadsEdit

Before uploading images at Special:Upload, make sure to read and follow the image use policy. Please note that most images you find on the Internet are copyrighted and not generally appropriate for use on A Wheel of Time Wiki. If you did not create the image or are unable or unwilling to verify its copyright status, do not upload the image. For hints on how to find images appropriate for uploading, see the finding images tutorial. It might also be helpful to read Wikipedia:Preparing images for upload.

Use the form at Special:Upload to upload new image files for use in illustrating your articles. On most browsers, you will see a "Browse..." button, which will bring up your operating system's standard file open dialog. Choosing a file will fill the name of that file into the text field next to the button. You must also check the box affirming that you are not violating any copyrights by uploading the file. Press the "Upload" button to finish the upload. This may take some time if you have a slow Internet connection.

Formats Edit

The preferred formats are JPEG for photographic images, PNG for non-vector graphic iconic images, and SVG for drawings and line-art illustration. Please name your files descriptively to avoid confusion.

To view or search previously uploaded images, go to the list of uploaded images. Uploads and deletions are logged on the upload log.

Please note that as with wiki pages, others may edit or delete your uploads if they think it serves A Wheel of Time Wiki, and you may be blocked from uploading if you abuse the system.

Licenses Edit

If you are uploading an image under the doctrine of fair use, please place the text "{{fairuse}}" (or a more specific fair-use template, such as {{albumcover}}) in the summary and provide the reason for the claim of fair use. Always state the source of the image. If the image is licensed under the GFDL, please include "{{GFDL}}" in the description.

If the image is under any other license please indicate this by using the appropriate message from Image copyright tags.

GFDL or public domain images are strongly preferred on Wikia. Copyright information must be added to the image description page of every uploaded image. Copyright-violating images are subject to deletion.

Multiproject upload Edit

It is not possible to use an image uploaded to one Wikimedia project in another one without re-uploading it. If you want to use the same image in more than one project, you can upload it to Wikimedia Commons and it would become immediately accessible from all Wikimedia projects. Note that Commons only accepts free images (public domain or licensed under a free license). If the image is fair use, you can't upload it to Commons. To upload the image existing on Wikipedia to another project you will need to download the image to your own computer (often right clicking on it will give you this option), and then re-upload that to the place you want the image to be copied to. Interlanguage links can be added between the two.

See also Edit

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

The instructions below are for the standard Wikia editor. For information on uploading photos using the new VisualEditor, see Help:VisualEditor.

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.

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