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Any logged in user can upload images to the wiki. If you need help uploading files, then see Help:Uploading files. For the official policy, see Wikitroid:Images.

LicensingEdit

CC-BY-SA or public domain images are recommended, though it is very hard to find any free images for games. Copyright-violating images are subject to deletion. Copyright information must be added to the image description page of every uploaded image.

Externally hosted imagesEdit

It is strongly recommended that any images used on this wiki 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) 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.wikia.com/images/b/bc/Wiki.png if you want to display the Doom Wiki logo on this wiki rather than reuploading it.

Image taggingEdit

It is recommended all images have a tag added stating which license they are under. For example, typing {{GFDL}} on an image description page will display:

Heckert GNU white

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.
Subject to Wikia disclaimers.

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 videos 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.

Wiki syntaxEdit

See Extended image syntax on Wikipedia.

LogosEdit

Administrators can change the logo of a wiki by uploading a new image over File:Wiki-wordmark.png (New Look) or File:Wiki.png (Monobook). Similarly, the favicon (the icon next to the URL box) can be changed by uploading a new image to File: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>
File:Wiki.png
File:Wiki.png|Captioned
File:Wiki.png|[[Main Page|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.

See alsoEdit

This help page references the classic editor. Note that the VisualEditor may behave differently.

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

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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