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This page explains the image syntax when editing the wiki. Before using images, you must configure file uploads and upload a file.

Contents

Description You type You get
Embed image
(with alt text)

[[Image:Example.jpg|Sunflowers]]

Sunflowers

Link to description page

[[:Image:Example.jpg]]
[[:Image:Example.jpg|Sunflowers]]

Image:Example.jpg
Sunflowers

Link directly to file

[[Media:Example.jpg]]
[[Media:Example.jpg|Sunflowers]]

Media:Example.jpg
Sunflowers

Thumbnail
(centered, 100 pixels
wide, with caption)

[[Image:Example.jpg|center|thumb|100px|Sunflowers]]

Sunflowers
Border
(100 pixels)
Results in a very small gray border

[[Image:Wiki.png|border|100px]]

100px

Frameless
Like thumbnail, respect user preferences for image width but without border and no right float.

[[Image:Example.jpg|frameless]]

Example.jpg

Syntax

The full syntax for displaying an image is:

[[Image:{name}|{options}]]

Where options can be zero or more of the following, separated by pipes:

The options can be given in any order. If a given option does not match any of the other possibilities, it is assumed to be the caption text. Caption text can contain wiki links or other formatting.

Other files

You can link to an external file using the same syntax used for linking to an external web page.

Or with different text:

If it is enabled on your wiki (see Manual:$wgAllowExternalImages), you can also embed external images. To do that, simply insert the image's url:

Gallery of images

It's easy to make a gallery of thumbnails with the <gallery> tag. The syntax is:

<gallery>
Image:{filename}|{caption}
Image:{filename}|{caption}
{...}
</gallery>

Captions are optional, and may contain wiki links or other formatting.

for example:

<gallery>
Image:Example.jpg|Item 1
Image:Example.jpg|a link to [[Help:Contents]]
Image:Example.jpg
Image:Example.jpg
Image:Example.jpg|''italic caption''
</gallery>

is formatted as:

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