Help:Images

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Description You type You get
Embed image
(with alt text)

[[Image:flower.jpg|MediaWiki]]

Image:Duck2.jpg

Link to description page

[[:Image:Duck2.jpg]]
[[:Image:Duck2.jpg|MediaWiki logo]]

Image:Duck2.jpg
MediaWiki logo

Link directly to file

[[Media:flower power.jpg]]
[[Media:flower power.jpg|MediaWiki logo]]

Media:flower power.jpg
MediaWiki logo

Thumbnail
(centered, 100 pixels
wide, with caption)

[[Image:flower power.jpg|center|thumb|100px|The MediaWiki logo]]

The MediaWiki logo
The MediaWiki logo

Contents

Uploaded files

To use an image or other file which has been uploaded to the wiki, use:

  • [[Image:flower power.jpg]]

If you add a pipe (|) and some text after the filename, the text will be used as alternative text for text-only browsers:

  • [[Image:flower power.jpg|alternative text]]

If you don't want to display the image, you can link to the file's description page, by adding a colon:

  • [[:Image:flower power.jpg]]

To bypass the description page and link directly to a file , use the "Media" pseudo-namespace:

  • [[Media:flower power.jpg]]

You can also make piped links if you want some other text to be used:

  • [[:Image:flower power.jpg|link text]]
  • [[Media:flower power.jpg|link text]]

Advanced options

The full syntax for displaying an image is:

[[Image:{name}|{options}]]

Where options can be zero or more of the following, separated by pipes:

  • thumb, thumbnail, or frame: Controls how the image is formatted
  • left, right, center, none: Controls the alignment of the image on the page
  • {width}px: Resizes the image to the given width in pixels
  • {caption text}

The options can be given in any order. If a given option does not match any of the other possibilities, it is assumed to be the caption text. Caption text can contain wiki links or other formatting.

Gallery of images

It's easy to make a gallery of thumbnails with the <gallery> tag. The syntax is:

<gallery>
Image:{filename}|{caption}
Image:{filename}|{caption}
{...}
</gallery>

Captions are optional, and may contain wiki links or other formatting.

for example:

<gallery>
Image:flower power.jpg|Item 1
Image:flower power.jpg|a link to [[Help:Contents]]
Image:flower power.jpg
Image:flower power.jpg
Image:flower power.jpg|''italic caption''
</gallery>

is formatted as:

Other files

You can link to an external file using the same syntax used for linking to an external web page:

  • [http://url.for/some/image.png]

Or with different text:

  • [http://url.for/some/image.png link text here]

If it is enabled on your wiki, you can also embed external images. To do that, simply insert the url:

  • http://url.for/some/image.png
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