Wookieepedia:Guide to image use

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This is a simple guide to image use on Wookieepedia, and wikis in general.

How to upload imagesEdit

To upload a picture, go to the toolbox section on your screen. It should be on the left hand side, right under the "search" bar. Click the hyperlink for "Upload file." Once there, use the "browse" button and select your file. Type in what you want to call the picture. For example "GeorgeLucas.jpg" Fill in the licensing and the source information and press upload.

To upload files, you must have: (1) an account that is at least four days old; (2) at least fifty edits on Wookieepedia; and (3) a confirmed email address in your preferences. If you don't meet those requirements, our system will prevent you from uploading files until you do.

Sourcing your imagesEdit

Wookieepedia strives to be the most accurate Star Wars resource in existence, and to achieve this we have to say where we get our information from. This applies to images as well. When uploading an image, please be sure to tell us where you found it in the "Summary" section of the upload page.

Remember to be critical of your sources. We generally only want pictures from official Star Wars sources, not from places such as Google. Do not upload fan art or fanon unless it is only for use on a userpage.

Duplicate imagesEdit

Please make sure that you aren't uploading a duplicate image! There is no point having two identical pictures uploaded. An easy way to check if the image you want to upload already exists on Wookieepedia is to go to the article about whatever you're uploading. For example, if you were to upload a picture of Atris, you would go to the Atris article to check if the picture hasn't been uploaded already. If you really want to make sure you're not uploading a duplicate, you could go through the unused files list.

How to add images to wiki pagesEdit

Atris head

A picture of Atris in a neat box. This is called a "thumb."

To add an image to a page, simply enter this wikicode: [[File:Imagename]] (where "Imagename" is the name of the image you want to add). If you want the image placed inside a "box", simply type [[File:Imagename|thumb]]. "Thumbs" are generally most used in articles, because they look neat and orderly.

Atris head

The same picture of Atris, resized to be 100 pixels wide, and coded to appear on the left side of this article.

Now, maybe the image you uploaded was a bit too big. To fix this, simply enter [[File:Imagename|thumb|100px]]. The image is resized to be 100 pixels wide. You can experiment with different size by adding any number in front of the "px" bit in the wikicode.

To move an image to either side of an article, simply use this wikicode: [[File:Imagename|thumb|left]]. You can see an example of this to the left of this text.

You may notice that the two pictures of Atris have text underneath them. This is one of the nice features of thumbs: you can offer a short explanation of the image without cluttering up the article. This text is called a "caption." To add a caption to an image thumb, use this code: [[File:Imagename|thumb|This is where your caption goes.]]

How to add images to infoboxesEdit

The infobox for example Atris would look something like this:

|image=[[File:Atris head.jpg]]
|era=[[Old Republic era]]
|affiliation=[[Jedi/Legends|Jedi]], [[Galactic Republic/Legends|Galactic Republic]]

Simply change the name of the image in the "image=" field to whatever picture you wish to use. Please note that the preferred size of infobox images is 250 pixels (or 250px). Leave this bit out if the image is smaller than 250px.

Images on user pagesEdit

You are free to upload a total of 3 images for use on your personal user page. This can include anything from a picture of your cat to an image of Luke Skywalker that hasn't been uploaded to Wookieepedia yet. For a full list of rules regarding images on user pages, see the User image policy. Keep in mind that user images have to be sourced, as well.

See alsoEdit

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