Help:Add images to an article
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To incorporate your image in an article you need to use the image markup commands. As an example in its simplest form, to reproduce the image of St. John's Church to the right below the box, insert the following text into an article:
[[Image:CU St Johns exterior - main entrance.jpg|thumb|right|St. John’s Church at Creighton]]
All image commands start and end with brackets. The parameters in the image command above, which are separated with the | character, are explained here:
- Image name – in this case image the image name is Image:CU St Johns exterior - main entrance.jpg.
- Thumb - forces the creation of a thumbnail which is a small version of the photo.
- Right – placement on the screen. You can also use left and center.
- Text Label - in this case, St. John’s Church at Creighton
The full set of options for images are more complex — see the image markup article in Wikipedia — but the majority of images should be displayed in the above format or with an additional specification of pixel width. To override the thumbnail default size set by the user on their preferences page, you can specify the pixel width by adding |xx px where xx is the number of pixels side and px stands for pixels. There are 3 examples of varying placement and pixel size below:
[[Image:CU St Johns exterior - main entrance.jpg|thumb|left|50 px|on left at 50 pixels]]
[[Image:CU St Johns exterior - main entrance.jpg|thumb|center|in center at 100 px|]]
[[Image:CU St Johns exterior - main entrance.jpg|thumb|right|300 px|on right at 300 pixels]]
All images on the Ignatian Wiki must comply with the image use policy. This means that they must be compatible with the conditions of the GNU Free Documentation License. In particular, images must be free for commercial use and alteration. Some fair use of copyrighted material is, however, allowed in limited circumstances.
Making images yourself
You can take a photograph with your digital camera, mobile phone with integrated digital camera, draw an image digitally, perhaps with a graphics tablet, or scan drawings or photos taken with a film camera and upload the image.
Finding images on the Internet
An extensive list of free image resources by topic is at Wikipedia’s article on public domain image resources]. Useful general purpose image search engines include Google Image Search, Picsearch and YotoPhoto. Flickr has a Creative Commons section at http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons. Images with Attribution and Attribution-ShareAlike may be used on the Ignatian Wiki subject to the license terms.
Logged in users can upload media to the Ignatian Wiki. It is recommended that free content licenses such as public domain, GFDL, or Creative Commons licenses be used. Each image comes with its own image description page. On that page you should indicate the source of the image, the author of the image if known, and copyright status of the image. It is also important to add descriptive information on the photograph – what the image is about, where it is located, etc. This information is often useful to other editors of the Ignatian Wiki in deciding when to use a photo.
Image choice and placement
Beyond the basics of copyright and markup, editors face choices of image selection and placement. Articles that use more than one image should present a variety of material near relevant text. Images should be large enough to reveal relevant detail without overwhelming the surrounding article text. Similar types of images within an article often look appealing if they appear as the same pixel size.