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Use this form to upload a file. ''See [[Special:Imagelist|previously uploaded images]].''
 
Use this form to upload a file. ''See [[Special:Imagelist|previously uploaded images]].''
  
Please make sure you (1) Choose a descriptive name, (2) Give the link to the original source (unless you took it, in which case tell us that you took the photo or created the file), (3) Specify the correct license for the source image.
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* '''Use a unique, descriptive name for your file''', such as ''Projectname_description_number.jpg'', not ''DSC_1234.jpg''.
 
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* '''It is essential to specify the source of your image:'''
* '''Use a unique, descriptive name for your file''', such as '''Projectname description number.jpg''', not '''DSC 1234.jpg'''.
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** Paste the source into the summary box. If you took the image, type "I took this image" or words to that effect (and choose a license).
* <span style="color: red;">'''It is essential to specify the source of your image:'''</span>
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* '''License''': Specify the [[Appropedia:Copyrights|open license]] of the source image. If it's your own image, we recommend the [[Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike]] license (as long as you've checked the conditions and you're happy to allow reuse and modification).
** Paste the source into the summary box. ''Without a source and a license, the image may be deleted (sorry!)''
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* '''To use the image''': To include the image in a page, use something like this: '''<nowiki>[[File:Projectname_description_number.jpg|thumb|left|caption]]</nowiki>'''.   
** If you took the image, type in that "I took this image" or words to that effect (and choose a license).
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**See [[Help:Images|image help]] or [[Help:Contents|general help]] for more options.
* '''License''': Specify the [[Appropedia:Copyrights|open license]] of the source image. If it's your own image we recommend the [[Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike]] license (as long as you've checked the conditions and you're happy to allow reuse and modification).
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** The '''fair use''' option is to be used only if there is no open-licensed alternative.
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* '''Size''': Image size should be less than 1MB for most images, less than 3MB for high detailed images, and up to 5MB for really high detailed or large images. [[Help:Contents#Avoid_huge_image_files|'''Resize''']] if needed.
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* '''Orientation''': Save the photo rotated to the proper orientation.
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* '''To use the image''': To include the image in a page, use a link in the form '''<nowiki>[[File:Projectname_description_number.jpg]]</nowiki>'''.  See [[Help:Images|image help]] or [[Help:Contents|general help]] for more options.
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Latest revision as of 00:04, 3 October 2019

Use this form to upload a file. See previously uploaded images.

  • Use a unique, descriptive name for your file, such as Projectname_description_number.jpg, not DSC_1234.jpg.
  • It is essential to specify the source of your image:
    • Paste the source into the summary box. If you took the image, type "I took this image" or words to that effect (and choose a license).
  • License: Specify the open license of the source image. If it's your own image, we recommend the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license (as long as you've checked the conditions and you're happy to allow reuse and modification).
  • To use the image: To include the image in a page, use something like this: [[File:Projectname_description_number.jpg|thumb|left|caption]].