Before uploading images at Special:Upload, make sure to read and follow the image use policy. It might also be helpful to read Wikipedia:Preparing images for upload.

Use the form at Special:Upload (located in the toolbox on the left side of your screen) to upload new image files for use in illustrating your articles. Once you get to the Upload page, you will see (on most browsers) 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.

Important: If a file with the name you are specifying already exists on the wiki, it will be replaced without warning. So unless you mean to update a file, it's a good idea to first check if such a file exists.

To view or search previously uploaded images, go to the list of uploaded images.

Technical aspects Edit

The preferred formats are JPEG for photographic images and PNG for drawings and other iconic images. Please name your files descriptively (but simply) to avoid confusion.

To include the image in an article, use a link in the form [[Image:File.jpg]] or [[Image:File.png|alt text]] . To include an image as a thumbnail, use [[Image:File.jpg|thumb|Caption]].

Licenses Edit

If you are uploading an image under the doctrine of fair use, please give the source of the image and write in the image description:

This work is copyrighted. The individual who uploaded this work and first used it in an article, and subsequent persons who place it into articles assert that this qualifies as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.

If the image is licensed under the GFDL, please include in the description:

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts.

See also Edit

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.