Help:Images

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Images added to this wiki should be "free-use" when possible - that is, they either are public domain or licensed by the copyright holder under a license that allows anyone to reuse the images. If this is not possible - due to the copyrighted nature of the Super Smash Bros. series and the characters therein, combined with the fact that SmashWiki is not official - then care should be taken to be sure that files are used under a proper fair use justification.

See Help:Image copyright tags for more detail on licenses and how to tag your images.

Uploading[edit]

  • To upload images you must be logged in.
  • Click on "Upload file" in the toolbox on the left (under the search boxes)
  • The "Browse" button lets you find the image on your hard drive. Click "open" to select the file.
  • If you want to change the file name, you can do so in the "Destination filename" box.
  • Use the "Summary" box to enter the source of the file and the image copyright tag
  • Click "Upload".

You will be warned if the name will be changed or if there is already a file with that name. You can then decide whether to go ahead or to abandon the upload.

Using Images[edit]

To use an image in an article, you simply surround the full name (including the "File" part) in double square brackets:

[[File:Example.jpg]] will give you: Example.jpg
You can resize by adding the size in pixels between two pipes:

[[File:Example.jpg|50px|]] will give you: Example.jpg

You can make an image a thumbnail an image by adding "thumb" in the same way. If a pipe is there from a previous variable, you don't need to add another:

[[File:Example.jpg|50px|thumb|]] will give you:
Example.jpg

This is automatically formatted to the right of the page. You can change this by adding "left" or "center":

[[File:Example.jpg|50px|thumb|left|]] will give you:
Example.jpg

Anything after the last pipe becomes the alt text or the caption:

[[File:Example.jpg|50px|thumb|left|Alt]] will give you:
Alt

To link to a file without showing it on the page, you can use "Media" instead of "File":

[[Media:Example.jpg]] will give you: Media:Example.jpg
To link to the image page instead, use a colon before the word "File":

[[:File:Example.jpg]] will give you: File:Example.jpg
Finally, to create a gallery of images you can use the <gallery> tag:

<gallery>
File:Example.jpg|1
File:Example.jpg|2
File:Example.jpg|3
</gallery>

Will give you: