Help:Images

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Images are added to wikis to either give examples or illustrations of what you are writing about. They enable pages to look more attractive and can have a rather large impact on the page it's located one.

[edit] Uploading an image

[edit] How to upload an image

If you intend on using an image on any wiki you must first find this image and then upload it onto the wiki itself. (Note that once an image is uploaded it is only for that wiki. You'll have to upload it again on another wiki if you intend on using it somewhere else). To upload an imagine either copy the image URL or save it on your PC. Then go to the tool box and click Upload file it is there you either choose the image from your PC and upload it or copy the URL into the URL bar and upload. Remember to name the image something appropriate such as "Tenth_Doctor.jpg" and not "RfS%fkfP.jpg" because it'll be hard for other people to use on the wiki and may cause duplicate files to be created.

[edit] What file types are allowed on the wiki

The file types that NeoWikis allow are; .png, .gif, .jpg, and .jpeg If you want another filetype to be added to a wiki you may want to contact a wikiadmin or a neostaff member and give reasons as to why this filetype needs to be added.

[edit] What size files can be uploaded

The size in which most images cannot go over is 100MB, although it is advised you keep your images to as small as possible to to the more commonly used file types such as .jpg and .png. There is no limit to the amount of images that can be added to a wiki, however.

[edit] Adding Images

[edit] Adding an image to a page

Once an image is uploaded or in the image list then you'll want to add it to the page, to do this you use [[Image:filename.jpg]] or alternatively you could use [[File:filename.jpg]], both of these will produce the same result.

[edit] Aligning an image

Aligning an image is fairly simple. You can only align them either to the left or the right, you just need to specify it's location after the pipe symbol (|). If I wanted to align the image to the left I would use [[Image:Ood.jpg|left]]

[edit] Resizing an image

In most cases the image is too big to add to a page so resizing the image is needed. If you, however, re size an image to a size bigger than it is, it will infant get bigger but the picture will because blurry and bad in quality. To change the size of an image you need to specify the size you want to be in pixels (px) after a pipe symbol (|) like so; [[Image:Ood.jpg|15px]] would result in -- Ood.jpg

[edit] Decorating the image

This is an Ood
To decorate an image i.e. Adding a frame and/or caption, addition syntax's have to be added to the base syntax to add an image to a page.
  • Frame: Frame, as the name suggests adds a frame around the image without resizing the image. As a result of this the image cannot be re sized when |frame| is being used. Example syntax would be [[Image:Ood.jpg|frame]]
  • Thumb: This creates a reduced sized thumbnail image with the option of a caption. This is generally used instead of Frame because of it's flexibility and being able to manually re size the image as well as align and add a caption. So if I wanted to thumb our 'Ood' image I would use [[Image:Ood.jpg|thumb|100px|right|This is an Ood]].
  • Caption: as demonstrated in the Thumb example a caption can be added to an image by placing text after a pipe symbol. If I wanted to not have a frame to our Ood image then I would simply input [[Image:Ood.jpg|This is an Ood]]

[edit] Gallery Images

Sure, you can always just add and align pictures together in one large mass but it looks unprofessional and untidy. To solve this problem we use the <gallery> tags around our images. So if I wanted to group many Ood images together then I would use;

<gallery widths="100px" heights="100px" perrow="3">
Image:Ood.jpg
Image:Ood Sigma.jpg
</gallery>

Which creates a gallery like so

You can edit "perrow" (How many images in a row) and "heights" and "widths" to your liking.